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Beginner's Guide to Cake Decorating

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Even those who have never baked and decorated a cake before in their lives will be able to make beautiful cakes with the help of Beginner's Guide to Cake Decorating.

The first section of the book looks at the equipment you will need and demonstrates the standard cake and icing recipes required to bake and cover all kinds of cakes. Subsequent sections explain techniques for decorating with sugarpaste, royal icing, marzipan and buttercream. There are instructions on making sugar ...

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Overview

Even those who have never baked and decorated a cake before in their lives will be able to make beautiful cakes with the help of Beginner's Guide to Cake Decorating.

The first section of the book looks at the equipment you will need and demonstrates the standard cake and icing recipes required to bake and cover all kinds of cakes. Subsequent sections explain techniques for decorating with sugarpaste, royal icing, marzipan and buttercream. There are instructions on making sugar flowers and leaves, and many other sugarcraft techniques such as fabric effects, piping royal icing, modeling figures and animals—all accompanied by beautiful cake designs that are simple to create by following the clear, step-by-step instructions. Beginner's Guide to Cake Decorating includes chapters on:

  • Decorating with sugarpaste (rolled fondant)
  • Decorating with royal icing
  • Decorating with buttercream and marzipan
  • Decorating with chocolate
  • Decorating with sugar flowers
  • Modeling on cakes
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853918155
  • Publisher: Merehurst, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/15/2003
  • Edition description: Paperback with Flaps
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Equipment, recipes and basic techniques 6
Decorating with sugarpaste (rolled fondant) 28
Decorating with royal icing 44
Decorating with buttercream and marzipan 60
Decorating with chocolate 70
Decorating with sugar flowers 82
Modelling on cakes 96
Templates 108
Suppliers 111
Index 112
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