Wedding Cake Art and Design: A Professional Approach / Edition 1

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Creating the perfect wedding cake to complement a client'sperfect day requires a great deal of artistry, technicalproficiency, and a true understanding of each client's needs.Wedding Cake Art and Design is an invaluable and beautifullyillustrated hands-on guide for mastering every step of the planningand execution of picture-perfect wedding cakes—from theinitial consultation to the gorgeous finished product.

Author Toba Garrett is one of the foremost experts and educatorsin cake decorating, having trained many of the top cake artists inthe world. Here, she offers an all-in-one guide that presentssample client scenarios in each chapter, showing you how to planand then produce the ideal cake to match each client's budget,theme, and creative desires.

This comprehensive resource explains all of the crucial skillsand techniques required for success—from the most basic to themost complex—including how to create color, texture, shape,and decorative elements for every design. Exquisite full-colorphotos display finished cakes and illustrated step-by-stepinstructions provide clear and simple direction.

Garrett includes a range of different cake styles inspired bypopular themes and concepts, including creative, romantic,textured, modern, and Wedgwood-inspired designs; designs based onthe seasons, fashion colors, film, flowers, pottery, and textiles;and designs that are perfect for chocolate lovers. Trulycomprehensive in scope, Wedding Cake Art and Design also featureshandy informative appendices on setting up a cake design business,recipes and flavor combinations, templates, and cake cutting.

Offering detailed expert guidance on every aspect of the art andbusiness of wedding cake design, this is an indispensable tool forindustry professionals, baking and pastry students, or talented anddedicated hobbyists.

Winner of the 2011 IACP Cookbook Award for Professional Kitchens

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470381335
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/12/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 414,239
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Toba Garrett is head of the Department of Cake Decorating and Design at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She is a member of the International Cake Exploration Societé and former president of the Confectionary Arts Guild of New Jersey. She is also the author of Professional Cake Decorating, The Well-Decorated Cake, and Creative Cookies: Delicious Decorating for Any Occasion.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Designing the Cake.

Chapter 2: Creative Wedding Cake Designs.

Chapter 3: Romantic Wedding Cake Designs.

Chapter 4: Textured Wedding Cake Designs.

Chapter 5: Modern Wedding Cake Designs.

Chapter 6: Wedgwood Inspired Wedding Cake Designs.

Chapter 7: Wedding Cake Designs Inspired by ChocolateLovers.

Chapter 8: Spring and Harvest Inspired Wedding Cake Designs.

Chapter 9: Wedding Cake Designs Inspired by Fashion Colors andFilm.

Chapter 10: Wedding Cake Designs Inspired by Flowers, Pottery,and Antiques.

Chapter 11: Textile Inspired Wedding Cake Designs.

Appendix I: Setting Up a Cake Design Business.

Appendix II: Recipes and Flavor Combination Chart.

Appendix III: Templates.

Appendix IV: Cake Cutting Guides.

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