Learn to pipe 100 different buttercream flowers to showcase on your cakes with this complete visual reference to piping flowers. Each flower is demonstrated on a cupcake, with five full scale projects to show you how to combine your flowers into a masterpiece cake.All the basics are covered to get you started – how to make stable buttercream icing, advice on colouring and flavour as well as essentials such as how to fill a piping bag and the basic techniques you need. Step-by-step photographic detail how to create each flower and how to use your new found skills to create stunning cake designs.$34.99
This book represents amazing value, comprising 100 projects compiled from best-selling sugarcraft authors. It covers a wide variety of themes from Christmas decorations, dogs, brides and grooms, flowers, shoes, bags and animals, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. The tools and materials used are widely available from major craft stores and are relatively inexpensive.
Sugarcraft is an easy craft to learn and the techniques used in this book are simple enough for beginners to master quickly and easily. The projects are satisfying to make and can be made as cake decorations for special occasions and celebrations, or as gifts for family and friends.
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Learn how to make 20 cute kitties using easy techniques and inexpensive materials. These characterful cats include a Siamese, a Burman, a Ragdoll and lots of moggies including a ginger tom, a tabby and a tortoiseshell. There are also some very cute kittens to make.
The author makes this very easy, with all the component parts pictured and very clear step-by-step instructions, plus an informative section at the beginning on tools and materials.
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Frances McNaughton shows how to make adorable sugar dogs for cake decorating using sugarpaste and a few simple tools and techniques.
First we learn about the materials and tools that are needed. Then it is straight on to making 20 popular breeds of dog including a border collie, dachshund, bichon rise, bassett hound, dalmatian, King Charles Spaniel, poodle, shitzu, St Bernard and yorkshire terrier.
The models are all recognisable as particular breeds but with plenty of humour and character built in. The constituent parts of the animals are shown with the step-by-step instructions, and annotated for clarity, then each finished dog is pictured in all its splendour.
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From simple blooms to elegantly exotic flowers, this delightful collection of floral cake toppers provides the perfect decorative finish to showcase your cakes and cupcakes.
With a wide range of amazingly lifelike flowers to choose from, using methods including pulled, wired, piped, molded and cutter, there is something to inspire both the expert and amateur alike.
Select your cake decorating technique, from fondant or frosting to marzipan or chocolate, and discover how to turn your baked treats into culinary masterpieces.$29.99
Sugarcraft specialist Cassie Brown shows you how to use your airbrush to decorate showstopping cakes.
Containing full instructions on the tools, materials and techniques you need to produce your own sumptuous works of cake craft, you will be inspired by the range of results you can use any airbrush to achieve. Instructions for ten cakes, suitable for all skill levels, are illustrated by clear step-by-step pictures showing just how Cassie achieves her results.
From fun space cakes for children's parties to a breathtaking wedding cake decorated with delicate sugarcraft flowers, this book will unlock your baking and decorating potential.$23.99
Cake Craft Made Easy bridges the gap between decorating cupcakes and cookies and decorating larger tiered cakes for beginner to intermediate cake decorators.
The book includes 12 gorgeous cake decorating projects to make 16 cakes that are impressive and stylish, but use small cakes in various sizes to keep the baking elements simple and to allow you to really focus in on learning how to decorate a cake. It features easy-to-follow cake decorating techniques explained in detail with full-colour, step-by-step photography.
Subjects covered include:
- Buttercream Piping
- Cupcake Towers
- Pattern Embossing
- Sugar Pinwheels
- Royal Icing
- Piping Sugar Models & Flowers
- Sugar Doilies, Frills & Ruffles
- Brush Embroidery
- Rice Paper Work
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced baker, this book is designed to provide you with all the baking and decorating techniques you'll need to become a confident and creative cake, cupcake and cookie maker.
With easy-to-follow recipes and advice about essential tools, experienced cake decorator Giovanna Torrico guides you through the planning and preparation stages, including baking and icing tips and how to layer and stack a cake.
Using stylish designs and handcrafted edible flowers and animals, you can create personalised masterpieces for all occasions. Step-by-step photography enables you to follow the decorating techniques closely to achieve stunning results every time.$39.99
Have fun with your kids making contemporary cakes, cookies and cake pops! Children of all ages will love to get involved and take charge of spreading the fillings and toppings, rolling out fondant icing, cutting shapes and making sugar decorations to help create delicious sweet treats.
- Birthday and celebration cakes for all the family to make
- Each recipe includes tasks for younger and older kids
- Perfect for gifts, school events or simply rainy day fun in the kitchen
150+ foolproof designs for teatime treats to elegant ideas for elaborate celebration cakes. Each entry has a graphed template; colour photo; step-by-step directions; and down the margin: info on: degree of difficulty; fondant colours to use; tools; ideas for mixing and matching with other motifs; and more. Part 1 informs you on basics: tools and supplies, cake/icing recipes; demonstrates the methods, etc.$24.99
Bring some serious wow factor to your cake displays with a sumptuous sweet table – combining cakes, cookies, cupcakes and more to stunning effect.
Each stylish theme features a range of coordinating bakes and sweet treats to put together for a gorgeous display. Recreate each theme in full, or pick out individual elements to create a simpler baking display.
- Full step-by-step cake decorating techniques section
- 6 stunning themes for every occasion
- Decorating projects for every level of expertise
The author of Sweet & Simple Party Cakes (37,000+ sold) presents 40 all-new designs with unique motifs & colours. She also offers several small cakes designed to theme with each other & a large cake: * Round jam cookies with cutout hearts & raspberry & cream filled-layers of a fresh fruit & flower-decorated 3-tier sponge & mini-sponge hearts, dusted with sugar * 3-tier wedding cake with tiny red roses scattered over buttery yellow icing with ivory satin ribbon & cupcakes with tiny red roses on choc-butter-cream swirls$24.99
Take your cake decorating skills to the next level with this fantastic collection of fun and stylish cupcakes – ideal for beginner sugarcrafters or cupcake experts alike.
Be inspired by 30 creative cupcake designs for every occasion – from weddings to children's parties.
Use the expert sugarcrafting tips and techniques, presented in easy-to-follow step-by-step, to achieve professional looking cakes every time$29.99
A comprehensive how-to book about all of the most popular cake decorating techniques, including piped frosting, fondant and hand modelled figures. For each technique, there is an overview of the tools and materials used and complete instructions with photos.
- Easy access to information with step-by-step directions
- 600 full-colour photos for clear understanding
- Easy projects allow your to try the techniques in each section
- Galleries of decorated cakes offer examples and inspiration
Cressida Bell's Cake Designs is beautiful, inspiring, and above all, fun with wonderfully original designs for cakes.
All the decorations are edible: there are cakes decorated with traditional sweets, cakes decorated with candied fruit and cakes decorated with nothing but sugar paste cut and shaped into striking, witty and vivid designs – a winners rosette, a peacock in all his finery, a dahlia in full bloom.
Each idea is inspirational, but is also eminently attainable some easily achieved by children – and all suitable for any number of cake baking occasions from birthdays and anniversaries, to just producing something wonderful for tea. Includes basic cake recipes.$29.99
Who can resist the tempting treat that is the cupcake? Adored by adults and children alike, these classic cakes know few boundaries. Whether topped off with silver balls or chocolate curls, this inspiring collection of recipes proves there really is a cupcake for every occasion. In this book you are spoilt for choice. There are Family Favourites, such as Sticky Gingerbread cupcakes: Fruit Cupcakes, such as moist Apple Streusel; and Chocolate Sensations, and finally Festive Creations for all occasions from Christmas to Easter. Includes cupcake cases and 4 measuring spoons.$12.99$11.95
Learn all the skills and techniques needed to decorate stunning cakes for the festive season, full of beauty, impact and humour.
There is step-by-step instruction on covering a cake with ganache, icing a cake and board and applying a ribbon. Then it is on to 14 amazing projects including a hilarious Snowball Fight, beautiful Angel cake, stunning Winter Ruffle with modelling chocolate, a cute Teddy Bear cake, a traditional Gingerbread House cake and more.
The cake designs are the star here, and everything you need to know from carving the cakes into shape, covering, icing and decorating them is shown step by step so that quite sensational cakes can be created using simple techniques.$31.99
This gorgeous book guides you through Lorraine McKay’s distinctive sugar art style, showing you how to create cute, characterful sugar figures for special occasion cakes, from weddings and graduations to baby showers and birthdays.
- Comprehensive introduction guides you through all the techniques needed, from mixing skin tones and making facial features to supporting the finished figures
- Packed with tips for success to help you to create cute and accomplished-looking sugar figures with ease
- 10 easy-to-follow and inspiring step-by-step projects, styled on finished cakes, to give you ideas for how best to showcase your sugar figures
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70+ recipes for frightful treats, wicked brews & scary savories that parents & kids can have fun making together. Enjoy baking, decorating & indulging in delicious treats that celebrate witches & jack o' lanterns, ghosts & graveyards: the yuckiness of Monster Eyeballs, Chocolate Spider Clusters, Buried Alive Cupcakes, & Screaming Red Punch. . . & try a warm Choco-Bat Cookie for dessert!
This visually stunning cake baking and decorating manual makes DIY wedding cakes easily accessible for everyone.
The book is full of step-by-step guidance and advice, with plenty of tips to help a novice create something stunning and inspirational. Natasha Collins takes the reader through the whole process of choosing their design, baking their cake, embellishing it, transporting it, presenting it and serving it, so that they can be certain of success at every stage.
Every project includes a timetable indicating how long each part of the process will take, and gives a schedule for when the cake should best be decorated and set up in relation to when it is going to be eaten.
The book begins with basic instructions such as ingredients; equipment; trimming, filling and covering a cake; creating floral and paper decorations; and getting your cake from your kitchen and on to your guests' plates. The second half of the book comprises five chapters, each representing a distinctive style and theme (with four to five cake designs provided for each theme):
- Romantic beginnings (traditional flavoured cakes with romantic decorations)
- Putting on the glitz (glamorous, 'glitzy' cakes)
- Laughing all the way to the altar (fun, modern cakes)
- Home(spun) is where the heart is (rustic, pretty cakes)
- Magic in the air (bohemian style cakes)