Cake Couture: Modern Sugar-craft for the Stylish Baker

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A how-to guide to elegant sugar techniques, with 16 original projects.

There seems to be no end to the popularity of fancy cakes. Cake Couture is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide that will transform any baking beginner into a confectionery expert. Professional bakers ...

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Overview

A how-to guide to elegant sugar techniques, with 16 original projects.

There seems to be no end to the popularity of fancy cakes. Cake Couture is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide that will transform any baking beginner into a confectionery expert. Professional bakers will love the book's innovative designs and handy tips and tricks.

The book includes straightforward instruction and advice on:

  • Ingredients and tools
  • Baking, building and structure, decorating
  • Transporting, displaying and storing
  • The best cake, icing and fondant recipes.

A practical directory of elegant decorative techniques includes designs for any occasion, including:

  • Chic birthday cakes, such as a laptop, city skyline, and designer shoe
  • Cupcakes and mini cakes, such as a Sex and the City cupcake and gift bag mini cakes
  • Special occasion cakes, such as a giant diamond ring and a Valentine's Day heart
  • Modern wedding cakes, such as a chandelier cake and a macaroon wedding cake.

Cake Couture is the ideal resource for novice, experienced and professional bakers looking for practical instructions and fabulously chic ideas.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist - Mark Knoblauch
Dam offers illustrated guidance in the construction of contemporary decorated cakes that celebrate street scenes, plush cushions, peacocks, bouquets, and more. Full-color photographs guide where mere text cannot fully explain intended outcomes, and they show off the flamboyantly intense colors that modern tinting gels offer cake designers.... Given the popularity of such television shows as Ace of Cakes, this book will attract a number of readers.
Canadian Jewish News
If you savour desserts, look no further than Annie Dam's Cake Couture, a lavishly illustrated compendium on modern cake design.
Library Journal
Canadian cake designer Damm provides detailed instructions for creating 20 runway-worthy cakes. (LJ 1/12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554079490
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/18/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Annie Dam was born in Saigon and grew up in Canada. She currently owns and operates a cake boutique in Edmonton, Alberta. Annie has written about cake decoration for a range of publications and has had her wedding cakes and cupcakes featured in blogs and magazines around the world.

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