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The Cake Decorating Guide offers hints and notes on unusual ingredients, while step-by-step photographs guide the reader through many tricky techniques. Included is a comprehensive pictorial guide to essential equipment with detailed instructions on the best ways to use and maintain them. Preparation pages with step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions explain different methods that make this book perfect for bakers of all ages and abilities. Beautifully photographed glossaries show unusual ingredients and food varieties with their common and not-so-common names. Snippets of related history add interest while colorful double-page features provide a wealth of information on buying, storing and preparing some of the more unusual ingredients. Over 500 full-color photographs are featured.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592230006
  • Publisher: Advantage Publishers Group
  • Publication date: 7/10/2003
  • Series: Thunder Bay Essential Cookbooks
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Cake decorating through the centuries 8
Glossary of terms 10
Equipment 14
Cake Basics 18
Before you start 20
Basic cake recipes 22
Basic icing recipes 32
Lining cake tins 38
Covering cakes with marzipan 40
Covering cakes with sugarpaste 42
Covering cakes with royal icing 44
Covering cake boards 46
Tiers and layers 48
Working with Sugarpaste 50
Adding colour 52
Decorative designs 54
Inlay, bas-relief and applique 56
Needlework designs 58
Working with Royal Icing 60
Piping with royal icing 62
Basic piping 64
Pressure piping 66
Runouts 68
Runout collars 70
Embroidery 72
Lace and extension work 74
Sugar Flowers 76
Simple filler flowers 78
Roses 80
Sweet peas 84
Poppies 88
Making a flower spray 90
Modelling 92
Basic figures 94
Characters 96
Animals 98
Accessories 100
Backgrounds 102
Gateaux 104
Chocolate decorations 116
Children's Cakes 140
Christmas Cakes 192
Wedding Cakes 226
Celebration Cakes 264
Templates 288
Index 301
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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    You can do this!

    I love this book. The photos are beautiful; instructions are clear and orderly; and recipes are included. This book could be used for course work practicum in decorative arts, a must for the creative baker.

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