An indispensable compendium of essential knowledge and troubleshooting tips.
Tapping into the hottest (and most persistent) trend in the craft cooking market, this book is crammed with information on the art and craft of using fondant. Today, a tastefully decorated cake is expected for birthday parties, weddings and any important celebration. A simple iced cake without a handmade fondant character or flowers is downright dull, no matter how good it may taste.
200 Tips for Cake Decorating shows why fondant is so popular. Its smooth surface, vivid colors and moldable texture allow bakers to roll it, cut it, model it and color it. With basic skills and minimal equipment, bakers can create entertaining toppers for cakes and cupcakes.
The book includes make:
"Try It" panels encourage bakers to use their own creativity when making decorations and models using simple, innovative techniques. "Fix It" panels show how to solve problems, improvise and avoid disasters.
What makes this book extra special is that almost all of the techniques and designs are achievable without having to buy special equipment. Beginners can start with what they have in their kitchen and add tools as they progress, making this a practical guide for all cake decorators.
Carol Deacon has been an internationally renowned professional cake decorator for 20 years. She has won prestigious awards for her work, appears on television, writes in magazines and is a best-selling author of numerous books.
I started cake decorating by accident--a friend needed a birthday cake and asked me to make one for her. It was an innocent enough request, but it sent me, piping bag in one hand, whisk in the other, down a path of sugary discovery. Much of what I learned was by trial and error since there was nothing like the amount of information and equipment around then that there is now. I kept on baking, and this book is a way of passing on some of that information. I hope that dipping in and out of these pages will take some of the effort and mystique out of the craft of cake decoration, and encourage many more of you to have a try.
Fondant wishes, Carol Deacon
About this book Suitable for any level of cake decorator from the professional to the beginner taking their first sticky steps into the world of cake decorating, this book contains over 300 hints, tips, expert secrets and problem-fixing solutions. Split into four chapters, the reader can use the succinct information and photographs to help with any cake decorating project.
Table of Contents
Foreword About this Book
Chapter 1: Cake basics
Chapter 2: Fondant
Chapter 3: Buttercream
Chapter 4: Chocolate
How to make and use templates Topper directory Conversions Glossary and suppliers Index Credits