Simplifying Sugar Flowers

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Add a professional touch to your cakes with this essential sugar flower book!

If you have always wanted to make exquisite sugar flowers for cakes but have been daunted by the complexity of the shapes and techniques involved, then this is the book for you. Here, expert sugar flower maker Alison Procter demonstrates how to create an array of beautiful lifelike flowers using simplified techniques and the minimum of cutters, so that even beginners ...

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Overview

Add a professional touch to your cakes with this essential sugar flower book!

If you have always wanted to make exquisite sugar flowers for cakes but have been daunted by the complexity of the shapes and techniques involved, then this is the book for you. Here, expert sugar flower maker Alison Procter demonstrates how to create an array of beautiful lifelike flowers using simplified techniques and the minimum of cutters, so that even beginners can achieve superb results right from the start.

From wild daisies, bluebells and snowdrops to sophisticated clematis, carnations and roses—25 varieties in all—each flower has clear step-by-step instructions and color photographs that explain and show exactly how to create it. Details are also given about all the equipment and basic techniques you will need, plus full instructions for making foliage to complement the flowers.

Procter then presents a dozen breathtaking cakes for all occasions, featuring stunning arrangements of flowers and foliage that can be achieved quickly and easily, using the simplest and most up-to-date methods available. Pretty side designs often reflect the petal or leaf shapes used in the main arrangement, and incorporate piped lace and brush embroidery designs to add the finishing touch.

Packed with all the information you need to create the flowers and cakes featured, and then to begin developing your own unique designs, Simplifying Sugar Flowers is for everyone who is interested in the art of making sugar flowers.

Flowers and Cakes include:

  • Anemone
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Daffodil
  • Freesia
  • Magnolia
  • Witch Hazel
  • Rose
  • Iris Mosaic
  • Springtime in Wales
  • Elegant Blooms
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853919343
  • Publisher: Merehurst, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/15/2004
  • Series: Merehurst Cake Decorating Series
  • Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 694,622
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 10.75 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison Proctor demonstrates her sugarcraft skills at events throughout the UK, and has also brought her expertise to students in Holland, Germany, The United States, South America, Australia and Japan.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 5
Equipment, techniques and recipes 6
Flowers 12
Anemone 14
Bluebell 16
Broom 18
Carnation 20
Chrysanthemum 22
Clematis 24
Cornflower 26
Cyclamen 28
Daffodil 30
Daisy 32
Dianthus 34
Eustoma 36
Freesia 38
Gerbera 40
Iris 42
Magnolia 44
Mock orange blossom 46
Open rose 48
Pansy 50
Rose 52
Scabious 54
Snowdrop 56
Tulip 58
White heather 60
Witch hazel 61
Leaves 62
Alchemilla 68
Rusty-back fern 69
Presentation and arranging 70
Cakes 74
English garden 76
Iris mosaic 80
Special celebration 84
Winter colour 88
Springtime in Wales 92
Summer harmony 96
Autumn glow 100
Scottish meadow 104
Spirit of Ireland 108
Green glory 112
Elegant blooms 116
Pink cameo 120
Cutters and templates 124
Suppliers 127
Acknowledgements 127
Index 128
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Really great---with one drawback

    I love this book. She really does simplify the process of making many flowers, and being able to make an assortment of different blooms using a minimum number of cutters is GREAT. The drawback: try and FIND some of these cutters in the U.S. There are some "close but no cigar" cutters that I found, but not the real deal. She has her own line of cutters, but I had to have them sent from the UK as I couldn't locate them anywhere else---and believe me, I LOOKED.
    Other than that, the book itself is great.

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