Fondant Modeling for Cake Decorators: 100 Fondant Features to Top Off a Special Cake

Fondant Modeling for Cake Decorators: 100 Fondant Features to Top Off a Special Cake

by Helen Penman
     
 

Ever more popular, fondant cakes have been featured everywhere, from Martha Stewart Living to TLC's Cake Boss and the Food Network's Ace of Cakes.

Fondant cakes are appearing at children's parties and are the standard for weddings. Home bakers are now learning how to save money by making and decorating their own fondant cakes. Suitable for all

Overview

Ever more popular, fondant cakes have been featured everywhere, from Martha Stewart Living to TLC's Cake Boss and the Food Network's Ace of Cakes.

Fondant cakes are appearing at children's parties and are the standard for weddings. Home bakers are now learning how to save money by making and decorating their own fondant cakes. Suitable for all skills levels, Fondant Modeling for Cake Decorators is a practical reference to creating too-good-to-eat fondant models for cakes for all occasions.

The book describes essential techniques and materials, and it features recipes for all the essential elements of a fondant cake, such as cake layers, icings and fondant pastes. The 180-page model directory includes step-by-step instructions and unique "exploded" photographs that show individual components and how they fit together.

The selection of cakes includes:

  • Wedding and anniversary, such as a bride and groom, valentine
  • Holidays and celebrations, such as Easter bunny, fireworks
  • Animals, such as crocodile, sheep, grasshopper, dinosaur
  • Flowers and fruits, such as roses, fruit bowl, strawberries
  • Hobbies and sports, such as musical notes, trophy, swimmer
  • Transport and jobs, such as truck, policeman, building site
  • Children's themes, such as clown, alien, mermaid, baby rattle.

More than 600 photographs are complemented by thorough explanations of every technique, ensuring exceptional results every time. For the home baker who wants to create spectacular cakes and the experienced decorator looking for new inspiration, Fondant Modeling for Cake Decorators is a must-have resource.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Given the current interest in elaborate baked goods and extreme cake decorating, this book comes at a perfect time. Penman, who designs cakes for Cakes and Sugarcraft magazine, begins with a basic scalable recipe for a sponge cake and buttercream frosting, but the real emphasis, as the title indicates, is on fondant. A helpful section features labeled pictures of tools along with tips on creating basic shapes and effects. The majority of the book focuses on creating 100 distinct cake toppers or decorative pieces made solely from fondant icing. These range from brides and grooms to cats, sharks, clowns, tractors, and musical notes. Each topper is outlined over one to three pages and is identified as easy, intermediate, or advanced. The spiral binding allows the book to lie open flat for ease of use, and the color pictures and step-by-step instructions make the projects unintimidating (at least for those with some artistic talent). VERDICT An attractively produced book on a specialized topic; purchase where there is interest.—Susan Hurst, Miami Univ. of Ohio Libs., Oxford

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554079131
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
616,714
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Helen Penman

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