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Create wedding, shower, holiday, and festive kids' cakes

Easy at-home instruction for making and decorating fabulous cakes

Want to make beautiful cakes? This fun, instructive guide gives you simple techniques for creating cakes for all celebrations. You get expert advice in all the basics ? from baking to ...

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Create wedding, shower, holiday, and festive kids' cakes

Easy at-home instruction for making and decorating fabulous cakes

Want to make beautiful cakes? This fun, instructive guide gives you simple techniques for creating cakes for all celebrations. You get expert advice in all the basics — from baking to icing to decorating with style. You'll also find delicious foolproof recipes, great ideas for themed cakes, and savvy tips for starting a cake decorating business!

Discover how to:

* Find ingredients and supplies
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Make a cake from scratch
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Use frostings and fillings
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Cut and serve a cake
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Troubleshoot cake catastrophes
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Master creative techniques

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470099117
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/2/2007
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe LoCicero is founder of Practical Whimsy, which specializes in fantastically crafted cakes, recipes, products, and entertaining tips. His lifestyle advice and expertise has been featured nationally in newspapers and magazines.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Ready to Decorate with Ease and Expertise.

Chapter 1: Acquiring the Skills and Creativity.

Chapter 2: Assembling Your Cake Decorating Kit.

Chapter 3: Planning Your Workspace.

Chapter 4: Stocking Your Pantry.

Part II: Preparing the Canvas of Cake.

Chapter 5: Prepping for the Cake Decorating Process.

Chapter 6: Baking the Perfect Cakes.

Chapter 7: Smoothing the Way for Decorating.

Part III: Topping, Filling, and Embellishing Your Creations.

Chapter 8: Whipping Up Frostings.

Chapter 9: Dusting and Glazing: It’s Icing on the Cake.

Chapter 10: Amping Up the Flavor: Spreading Fillings.

Chapter 11: Tip Talk.

Chapter 12: Enhancing with Embellishments.

Part IV: Sweetening Life’s Special Occasions.

Chapter 13: Festive Cakes for Kids.

Chapter 14: Cakes for Grown-Ups.

Chapter 15: Showering Brides and Moms-to-Be.

Chapter 16: Lifting a Fork to Weddings and Anniversaries.

Chapter 17: Savoring Holidays and Special Occasions.

Part V: Thinking Outside the Cake Box.

Chapter 18: Prepping for Showtime.

Chapter 19: Quick Cakes and Last-Minute Decorating Techniques.

Chapter 20: Starting a Cake Decorating Business.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Great Sources for Cake Supplies and Ideas.

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Cut a Cake.

Chapter 23: Ten Easy Baking and Frosting Alternatives.

Chapter 24: Ten (or So) Troubleshooting Techniques.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2008

    A Must Have Book!What the Wilton Cake Decorating Classes Omit!!

    Though the wilton cake decorating classes are helpful,come on, it's too quick of a course!Which is why i love this book particulary.It is a must have book!Must applaude the Author for telling all on cake decorating,and at your convience!!The author really took his time in covering every aspect of cake decorating ,that wilton never,ever could in there crash course..This book is the only book you will ever,ever need,he is very thourough on everything,including sources for supplies,etc...and a whole lot of very ,very useful information,which also incuded how to start a cake decorating bussiness also..

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

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    Great book for beginners

    This really is a great book for beginning cake decorators. It explains the decorating tools and what you should have in your beginning tool kit. It also gives several great recipes for from-scratch cakes or frosting/fondant. I use this book every time I bake a cake now.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2010

    VERY Basic Reference Guide

    There's a lot of content in this book, but it's definately for beginners - those who have never baked a cake before. If you have any cake decorating experience, you won't find a lot of additional info in this book that you can use. If I would have known that the book was so basic I wouldn't have purchased it.

    On the other hand, if you've never baked or decorated a cake, this is a good starting point, but I feel it's the tip of the iceberg!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2010

    Dummy book

    I bought this book for my 24 yr old niece that is getting married in a week. When she opened it for Christmas, she was so excited. It was just what she wanted. She went in the other room and started reading it right away.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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