Spectacular Cakes: Special Occasion Cakes for Any Celebration

Overview

Mich Turner, whose critically acclaimed catering business designed wedding cakes for Madonna, Pierce Brosnan, Paul McCartney, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, has created a step-by-step guide to creating spectacular special occasion cakes that delight the senses and are exceptionally impressive.
There is no better guide to the art of cake decoration than Mich Turner, who outlines her basic philosophy that a special occasion cake should reflect four key variables-the personalities in ...

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Overview

Mich Turner, whose critically acclaimed catering business designed wedding cakes for Madonna, Pierce Brosnan, Paul McCartney, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, has created a step-by-step guide to creating spectacular special occasion cakes that delight the senses and are exceptionally impressive.
There is no better guide to the art of cake decoration than Mich Turner, who outlines her basic philosophy that a special occasion cake should reflect four key variables-the personalities in attendance, the venue, the time of year, and the number of guests. This authoritative primer demonstrates how to design and decorate the perfect cake and guides the reader through the many layers of decision-making necessary to achieve crowd-stopping results. The one common denominator of every one of Mich Turner's designs is that it is guaranteed to add that "wow" factor to any celebration.
Spectacular Cakes is a versatile sourcebook of cake decoration styles and techniques from the traditional to the cutting edge. It also includes cake recipes and a portfolio of incredible designs that can be copied step-by-step or adapted to suit any formal or informal event. Spectacular Cakes will make your next celebration an unforgettable event.

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With The Art of the Cake, Turner, British baker to the stars, provides a master class in cake decorating, including cake baking basics plus recipes, as well as easy-to-follow instructions for icing, frosting, and decorating. Bakers with some time on their hands will find plenty of show-stopping cakes for an array of special occasions in Spectacular Cakes, while Party Cakes delivers clever ideas for bite-sized and smaller scale versions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789313614
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 716,427
  • Product dimensions: 9.55 (w) x 11.35 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Mich Turner worked as a buyer at Harvey Nichols in London before discovering a flair for decorating cakes and founding the Little Venice Cake Company in 1999. She has designed and produced numerous special occasion cakes for celebrity and society events in addition to supplying cakes to Britain's elite hotels, such as Claridges and the Ritz.

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