Well-known novelty cake designer Lindy Smith offers a comprehensive guide to making a range of beautiful celebration cakes, and guides the reader step by step from baking and carving to icing and adding special finishing touches.
Celebrate with a Cake Learn how to make 15 amazing celebration cakes with step-by-step instruction from Lindy Smith, author of the bestselling The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible. From eye-catching stacked, tiered and column cakes, to romantic hearts and novelty ideas, Celebrate with a Cake has a cake design for every occasion! Lindy also includes instructions for co-ordinating cupcakes, variations and ideas to customize each cake design to your own celebration, as well as baking recipes, preparation techniques, shortcuts, and advice on colour and decoration - everything you need to know to bake and decorate perfect cakes! Inside Celebrate with a Cake: Expert Techniques - learn how to bake, assemble and cover cakes, how to make and use sugarpaste (rolled fondant), buttercream, royal icing and modelling paste, and how to use sugar shapers and cake decorating tools to cut out and create special modelled sugarcraft embellishments. Gorgeous Projects - create 15 different celebration cakes for a wide variety of occasions, including: Weddings Engagements Anniversaries Christenings Birthdays Valentine's Day Mother's Day
Table of contents
Introduction Tackling Cakes Equipment List Cake Recipes - Madeira/Chocolate Sponge/Fruit Cake; Baking Chart Icing Recipes - Sugarpaste/Pastillage/Sugar Glue/Buttercream Assembling Multi-Tiered Cakes Covering Cakes And Boards Decorating Cakes and Storage Colour Mixing PROJECTS: Art Deco Feathers Floral Heart Stylish Handbag Christening Gift Time for Tea Valentine Romance Sumptuous Silk Baby's Blanket Golden Wedding Birthday Butterfly Fairytale Castle Klimt Inspiration Fun Flowers Pink Sparkle Exquisite Bouquet Templates Suppliers Acknowledgments Index
Lindy Smith is a British Sugarcraft Guild accredited demonstrator with over 20 years experience in sugarcrafting and is the author of eight cake decorating books, including the worldwide best-seller The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible. She runs a successful cake decorating business and online shop, called Lindy's Cakes Ltd, and teaches cake decorating and sugarcraft courses all around the world. Visit her website at: www.lindyscakes.co.uk
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