Picture Yourself Decorating Cakes

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Weddings, birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, holidays. You name a special occasion, and a cake is there. Picture Yourself Decorating Cakes is your step by step guide to learn more about cake decorating, while creating delicious and eye-catching cakes of your own! With color photos and helpful hints from the experts, you will find yourself baking and decorating cakes like a pro while "wow'ing" friends and family. The book includes chapters on general baking tips, information on icing, tools you may need ...

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Overview

Weddings, birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, holidays. You name a special occasion, and a cake is there. Picture Yourself Decorating Cakes is your step by step guide to learn more about cake decorating, while creating delicious and eye-catching cakes of your own! With color photos and helpful hints from the experts, you will find yourself baking and decorating cakes like a pro while "wow'ing" friends and family. The book includes chapters on general baking tips, information on icing, tools you may need and basic ingredients you will need to bake your perfect cake. This book is the perfect read for anyone interested in learning the tricks of the trade from a renowned cake expert. Benefits:
• Includes the 4-color, visual, tutorial style of the Picture Yourself series.
• Takes you step-by-step through assembling the necessary tools, gathering the appropriate ingredients for each project, and mastering basic techniques used in cake decorating.
• Renowned author has received prestigious awards and has also been on the Food Network.
• Includes a bonus DVD featuring intermediate to advanced techniques used to decorate both cakes and cupcakes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598634402
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/21/2007
  • Series: Picture Yourself Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,459,633
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandy Doell is the author of "Picture Yourself Planning Your Perfect Wedding" (Course Technology PTR, November 2007) and a freelance book editor and writer. She has served in many roles in publishing and has edited hundreds of books, most recently "301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers" by Andrew Darlow (Course Technology PTR, November 2007). She is also the author of "Mom's Field Guide: What You Need to Know to Make It Through Your Loved One's Military Deployment" (Warrior Angel Press, October 2006). That book is based on her experiences when her son, David, was deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Army in 2004. She has been interviewed by dozens of radio hosts around the country, discussing the needs of the troops and their families, and, along with Warrior Angel Press, she maintains two web sites (momsfieldguide.com and whileourchildrenserve.com) in support of the families of deployed military personnel.

Linda Shonk is the developer of Choco-Pan rolled icing and an A.C.F.-certified Executive Pastry Chef. Linda has owned and operated both retail and wholesale bakeries since 1974 and is a highly sought after culinary instructor. She teaches students at Sweet Art, Inc. (her place of business in Indianapolis), Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, and travels around the United States giving classes and seminars on a wide variety of topics and techniques. She has also been a guest instructor at Indiana University, Purdue University, International Sugar Art in Atlanta and Cal-Java International in Los Angeles. Linda has received many awards and much praise for her work as a culinary artist, including A.C.F. gold, silver, and bronze medals and the prestigious Concepts In Food award. In addition to her work as an instructor, Linda has appeared on Food Network Challenge, and her product Choco-Pan has made an impact on the rolled icing market and has shattered the stereotypes of "rolled fondant" in general.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Pantry Basics Chapter 2: Tools of the Trade Chapter 3: Baking the Cakes Chapter 4: Simple Decorating Techniques Chapter 5: More Advanced Techniques Using Royal Icing and Fondant Appendices: The Cake on the DVD and Storing, Transporting, and Cutting Your Creations

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