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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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$14.99
Baked Occasions offer a year of puddings, whoopie pies, cakes, brownies and more to commemorate holidays both expected and unexpected.
New Year's Day's Hair of the Dog Cake (Rum-Flavoured Hot Milk Cake with Broiled Brown Sugar Frosting), the Queen's Birthday's Chai Trifle and Texas Independence Day's Peanut Butter Texas Sheet Cake join Praline Ice Cream Cake for Mardi Gras, Chocolate Pop Tarts with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Filling for Halloween and 12 Days of Cookies for Christmas.
With more than 50 gorgeous photographs and 75 unique recipes, you'll have everything you need to create a wide range of sweet treats for quirky festivities and traditional holidays all year round.$34.99
Dessert usually makes the home cook think of turning on the oven and setting aside several hours for baking and cooling. Not so fast!
Here are 125 recipes for delicious desserts to be made without turning on the oven. From Rich Chocolate Custard to Double Cream Coconut Pudding to Peach and Buttermilk Panna Cotta to Triple Chocolate Cream Icebox Cake, there is something here for everyone. These are easy, quick recipes perfect for a quick weeknight dessert, weekend get-together or a special occasion.
- Stirred Puddings and Custards
- Rice, Tapioca and Whole-Grain Puddings
- Panna Cotta and Gelled Puddings
- Natural Fruit Jellies
- Whipped Cream Desserts and Fluffs
- Icebox Cakes and Pies
A pioneer in the new-wave Irish food movement, Michelle Darmody opened the doors of The Cake Café in 2006 – a small bakery and café, tucked away in Dublin's south side. With her love of great food and great design, the book combines the two in a beautiful compact publication about baking, filled with deliciously vibrant illustrations, tactile and informative about the love of preparing food.
The baking in the book focuses on all things cake, from tray bakes to buns, biscuits to jam tarts, and of course plenty of 'cake cakes' proper. It features a section on icings and fillings, together with much practical information, diagrams, equipment and ingredient advice, and even how to make your own vanilla extract with a bottle of vodka and vanilla pods.
Specializing in good quality home baking with contemporary attitude, rather than fancy, intricate cakes, all of the recipes in the book are ones used in the Café on a day-to-day basis.$29.99
Cake Decorating for Beginners combines nuggets of advice and popular projects taking you through the whole process from the initial bake to icing your cake with those final embellishments.
Expert cake decorators Christine Flinn, Sandra Monger and Stephanie Weightman pool their knowledge to help you with stencilling, using cutters, piping and painting.
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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
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$14.99
Making a memorable birthday cake doesn’t have to be a chore. It will certainly take time to make the cake and then to ice and decorate it, but these recipes will really simplify the whole process.
Stunning photography compliments quick and easy-to-follow recipes and instructions for spectacular, high-impact cakes. Each clearly detail’s the required ingredients and practical method, as well as tips and practical solutions for the more ambitious recipes. This book makes it easy for you to really ‘put the icing on the cake’ of your child’s next birthday party.$29.99
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
An adorable collection of children's celebration cakes. Each new design has true character and unique charm, ideal for a children's party with a difference. Each project is accompanied by quick-to-make cupcakes and minicakes to complement the main cake or to make when time is short. With simple sugarcrafting techniques, figure modelling instructions and clear step-by-step photography, designs are ideal for both beginner and intermediate sugarcrafters.$29.99
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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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)
Sugarcraft specialist Cassie Brown teaches you how to craft stunning, authentic-looking flowers and foliage using flower paste (gum paste).
Learn how to create beautiful bouquets and stunning sprays, from the early stages of germinating your ideas taking inspiration from nature and making moulds from real flowers and leaves to creating floral cake decorations with an exotic or wild flower theme for a special occasion. Through clear and concise step-by-step instructions, Cassie explains every facet of crafting sugar flowers, from gaining an appreciation of the flower itself, to preparing the flower paste and colouring it to wiring the flowers into an attractive and realistic bouquet.
The Kew Book of Sugar Flowers is the perfect book for the established sugarcrafter looking to develop their skills and take their cake-decorating capabilities to the next level.
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Features 18 different cake recipes that will impress your party guest but which are surprisingly easy to make. Extensively tested recipes are explained with step-by-step instructions making this baking book fool-proof, even for beginner cooks and especially children.
It is packed full of ideas for decorating cakes including icing and piping techniques, how to make decorations from marzipan and chocolate, and even how to make your own paper confetti, flags and cake toppers.$19.99