The Cake Decorator's Motif Bible: 150 Fabulous Fondant Designs with Easy-to-Follow Charts and Photographs

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150 tempting designs with no-fail instructions.

The Cake Decorator's Motif Bible presents 150 foolproof motifs to create that special cake for any occasion, from simple and fun to elegant and elaborate. Using easy-to-follow instructions and illustrated templates, the book takes the home baker through all the steps: from making the right amount of fondant or marzipan, to choosing and sizing a design and transferring it to the cake.

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Overview

150 tempting designs with no-fail instructions.

The Cake Decorator's Motif Bible presents 150 foolproof motifs to create that special cake for any occasion, from simple and fun to elegant and elaborate. Using easy-to-follow instructions and illustrated templates, the book takes the home baker through all the steps: from making the right amount of fondant or marzipan, to choosing and sizing a design and transferring it to the cake.

The book includes icing and fondant recipes, seasonal designs, patterns and borders, 3-D models, marzipan fruits and figures, and sugar flowers. Features include:

  • 188-page design directory
  • Large full-color photograph of the finished motif
  • Black-line template size guides
  • Dough gauge showing how much fondant to make
  • At-a-glance color listing in recipes
  • Flat, low-relief, three-dimensional and piped motifs
  • Tips on application
  • Mixing and matching motifs
  • Designs graded for difficulty.

The Cake Decorator's Motif Bible is wiro-bound for easy lay-flat use. It provides innovative inspiration with complete and truly fail-safe instructions for unforgettable results every time.

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Editorial Reviews

Appetite for Books.com - Claudia Kousoulas
Most home cooks will just marvel at the designs, templates, and techniques of this small encyclopedia, but caterers, students, and bakers looking to move beyond brownies will this to be a useful guide.... With everything you need to turn cake decorating from intimidating to inspirational, this book will have you counting the days until the next birthday.
Sacramento Bee - Gwen Scheon
Anybody who enjoys making creative cakes should check out "The Cake Decorator's Motif Bible." ... Lampkin offers such detailed instructions ... that it is simple to reproduce each motif.
American Cake Decorating - Anne Marie B. Haase
What a find! ... The Design Directory [is] an excellent reference for all the motifs available.... A good reference and/or a wonderful Valentines gift for the sweet one in your life.
Tucson Citizen - Larry Cox
Almost anyone can make a beautifully decorated cake with a little help and advice from Lampkin.... Innovative and detailed fail-safe instructions ensure unforgettable results every time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554072811
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/11/2007
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 696,353
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.12 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheila Lampkin was the editor of Cake Craft and Decoration magazine, and has 20 years' experience teaching cake decoration and judging sugarcraft competitions around the world.

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Table of Contents

About this book

Materials and Techniques

  • Making cakes
  • Pound cake
  • Carrot cake
  • Rich fruit cake
  • Chocolate cake
  • Royal icing
  • Buttercream icing
  • Fondant
  • Gumpaste
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Using color
  • Covering cakes
  • Making a template
  • How to pipe
  • Working with fondant
  • Design ideas
Design Directory
  • Motif selector
    • [10 page visual index to designs]
  • Animals
    • [28 designs]
  • Flowers, fruits and leaves
    • [28 designs]
  • Seasonal
    • [28 designs]
  • Celebrations
    • [28 designs]
  • Novelty ideas
    • [28 designs]
  • Surfaces and textures
    • [28 designs]
  • Cupcakes
    • [6 designs]
  • Alphabets
    • [3 designs]

Conversions
Glossary
Index
Contacts and suppliers

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Preface

Section Introduction to
Materials and Techniques

The motifs shown here are mainly made from fondant, although the designs also lend themselves to other materials such as royal icing or chocolate modeling paste. Every cake will be a unique creation composed by you.

Each page describes how to make the motif and gives hints on where to mix and match the design to complete a unique cake top. The cakes can be coated with the covering of your choice — be it royal icing, buttercream, chocolate ganache or fondant. Go to the pattern selector on pages 50-61 to make your choice.

With few exceptions, the designs can be prepared off the cake and then placed in position once the cake has been covered. Motif sizes can easily be adjusted to fit a variety of cake sizes and shapes, according to your choice.

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Section Introduction to
Design
Directory

All the design motifs are shown over the next few pages, so that you can select those appropriate to your cake and then move on to the instructions given for the motif of your choice. Make the motif templates larger or smaller, depending on the size of your cake (see Make a template, page 38-39).

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Introduction

Section Introduction to
Materials and Techniques

The motifs shown here are mainly made from fondant, although the designs also lend themselves to other materials such as royal icing or chocolate modeling paste. Every cake will be a unique creation composed by you.

Each page describes how to make the motif and gives hints on where to mix and match the design to complete a unique cake top. The cakes can be coated with the covering of your choice -- be it royal icing, buttercream, chocolate ganache or fondant. Go to the pattern selector on pages 50-61 to make your choice.

With few exceptions, the designs can be prepared off the cake and then placed in position once the cake has been covered. Motif sizes can easily be adjusted to fit a variety of cake sizes and shapes, according to your choice.

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Section Introduction to
Design Directory

All the design motifs are shown over the next few pages, so that you can select those appropriate to your cake and then move on to the instructions given for the motif of your choice. Make the motif templates larger or smaller, depending on the size of your cake (see Make a template, page 38-39).

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    This book is truly helpful to have for those last minute ideas that you might need that are pretty quick and easy to do. It can give the simplest cake a nice touch. Great book to have!

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