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Essential Cake Decorating

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Cake decorating is a fabulous mixture of baking and art, a blend of relaxation and excitement, with a sprinkling of inspiration, precise care, and reckless use of the imagination all thrown in for good measure. The Essential Cake Decorating Guide will lead a newcomer through the simplest basics of this wonderful, colorful pastime, but also contains new ideas and fantastic creations to inspire experienced bakers. If you have never baked before, but are feeling inspired to bring out the cookie cutters and food ...
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Overview

Cake decorating is a fabulous mixture of baking and art, a blend of relaxation and excitement, with a sprinkling of inspiration, precise care, and reckless use of the imagination all thrown in for good measure. The Essential Cake Decorating Guide will lead a newcomer through the simplest basics of this wonderful, colorful pastime, but also contains new ideas and fantastic creations to inspire experienced bakers. If you have never baked before, but are feeling inspired to bring out the cookie cutters and food colorings for your child's birthday, or if you are planning a three-tiered traditional cake with cream frangipani for a family wedding, or if you just want to make a luscious chocolate cake for friends, this is the book to show you how to do it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594534051
  • Publisher: Advantage Publishers Group
  • Publication date: 7/10/2003
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Cake decorating through the centuries 8
Glossary of terms 10
Equipment 14
Cake Basics 18
Before you start 20
Basic cake recipes 22
Basic icing recipes 32
Lining cake tins 38
Covering cakes with marzipan 40
Covering cakes with sugarpaste 42
Covering cakes with royal icing 44
Covering cake boards 46
Tiers and layers 48
Working with Sugarpaste 50
Adding colour 52
Decorative designs 54
Inlay, bas-relief and applique 56
Needlework designs 58
Working with Royal Icing 60
Piping with royal icing 62
Basic piping 64
Pressure piping 66
Runouts 68
Runout collars 70
Embroidery 72
Lace and extension work 74
Sugar Flowers 76
Simple filler flowers 78
Roses 80
Sweet peas 84
Poppies 88
Making a flower spray 90
Modelling 92
Basic figures 94
Characters 96
Animals 98
Accessories 100
Backgrounds 102
Gateaux 104
Chocolate decorations 116
Children's Cakes 140
Christmas Cakes 192
Wedding Cakes 226
Celebration Cakes 264
Templates 288
Index 301
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