Colette's Cakes: The Art of Cake Decorating

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Colette Peters's one-of-a-kind wedding cakes -- for which she charges hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars -- have made her America's most sought-after culinary artist. Now, with this dazzling cookbook, brides-and-grooms-to-be can bake their own Colette's wedding cake -- or commission a professional baker to follow one of Colette's designs.

Illustrated throughout with eye-popping color photographs, step-by-step drawings, and templates, Colette's Wedding Cakes showcases more ...

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Overview

Colette Peters's one-of-a-kind wedding cakes -- for which she charges hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars -- have made her America's most sought-after culinary artist. Now, with this dazzling cookbook, brides-and-grooms-to-be can bake their own Colette's wedding cake -- or commission a professional baker to follow one of Colette's designs.

Illustrated throughout with eye-popping color photographs, step-by-step drawings, and templates, Colette's Wedding Cakes showcases more than thirty of the author's most amazing wedding creations, organized by season -- a love-in-bloom cake, an Edwardian cake, a chocolate fantasia cake, an art deco cake, a coral reef cake, and many others.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Peters is an artist and former Tiffany's designer turned cake decorator extraordinaire. Here she presents detailed instructions, accompanied by line drawings and color photographs, of three dozen of her elaborate creations. Her collection is somewhat more sophisticated than Greg Robinson and Max Schofield's The Icing on the Cake ( LJ 5/15/89), and cake bakers with lots of patience should find it inspiring. For special collections.
Denise Perry Donavin
From the creator of "Colette's Cakes" comes a splendid collection of Christmas confections, cookies, cakes, and other creations. Plenty of novel ideas appear beautifully illustrated on these pages, but most will be too difficult for the amateur, even though precise instructions are given for every item. There are a few, such as Christmas cookie boxes and edible ornaments, that the dilettante could attempt. A elegant treasury of treats.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316702058
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 10/7/1991
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 163
  • Sales rank: 748,603
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    Amazing Book

    This is one amazing book with so much practical and theorotical knowledge and step by step instructions to create this beautiful cake creations.Being a begginer i never had any problems understanding and following the book..a must for all cake decorators regardless of beginner or advaced level.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2004

    This book is a must have for your collection

    As with all of her books, this one is full of bold ,clear pictures, easy to follow instructions and wonderful recipes. I have made several personalized versions of the cakes and received wonderful compliments. Thank you Mrs Peters for sharing your art.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2000

    Great creative cakes

    The cakes in this book are incredible. As one of the other reviewers stated: they're an undertaking. I made one layer of the precious gifts cake and it came out great! The instructions are clear.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2000

    Collette Peters - always innovative and informative.

    Have always enjoyed Collette's books, have NEVER been disappointed. The cakes she creates are unusual, but she explains them quite simply. You definitely need patience to create these cakes. However, the way they are explained and illustrated helps remove some of the intimidation. A definite must for serious cake designers looking for inspiration and whimsy.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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