The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Over 150 techniques and 80 stunning projects

The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Over 150 techniques and 80 stunning projects

by Lindy Smith
The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Over 150 techniques and 80 stunning projects

The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Over 150 techniques and 80 stunning projects

by Lindy Smith

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Overview

Learn over 150 cake decorating techniques with The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible, the international bestseller from renowned sugarcraft expert Lindy Smith.

This is the ultimate guide to contemporary cake designs – you will learn how to make decorated cakes, starting with basic sugarcraft tools, baking recipes and ingredients, and finishing with advanced modelling techniques, including royal icing stencilling, brush embroidery, buttercream piping, using sugar cutters and moulds, making cake jewellery, and so much more!

Get creative straight away with simple, step-by-step instructions for more than 80 celebration cake, mini cake, cupcake, and cookie designs. Essential tips and advice are included for all skill levels, from complete beginners to the most confident of cake decorators, and you can even learn how to make Lindy Smith’s signature ‘wonky cakes’.

Inside The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible:

The Basics – delicious cake and cupcake recipes, and recipes for making your own sugarpaste (rolled fondant), royal icing, sugar glue, buttercream, and more! This section of the book also includes instructions for making round, square and ball cakes, assembling tiered cakes, and carving and assembling wonky cake designs.

Cake Decorating Techniques – here you will find 11 chapters each covering a huge range of essential cake decorating techniques, all explained with easy-to-follow step instructions and clear photography. Topics covered include:
  • Carving
  • Colour
  • Painting
  • Stencilling
  • Cutters
  • Flowers
  • Embossing
  • Tools
  • Piping
  • Moulds
  • Cake Jewellery
Contemporary Cake Designs – step by step instructions teach you how to make each of the 80 amazing cake designs featured in the book, from tiered cakes to cute cupcake and cookies.

With this comprehensive guide you will discover everything you need to know to create celebration cakes that are beautiful, unique and truly contemporary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780715338377
Publisher: David & Charles
Publication date: 10/07/2011
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 272,381
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lindy Smith is an established name both as a D&C author and as a major influence in the world of sugarcraft. She teaches and runs workshops all over the world and her company, Lindy’s Cakes, has expanded significantly over the past year, moving to new purpose-built premises where she employs a small, dedicated team of experts. Lindy is based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction



Preparation and Planning

Baking cakes

Baking Mini Cakes

Using a Ball Tin

Adapting a Favourite Recipe

Baking Cupcakes

Baking Cookies

Sugar Recipes

Covering Cakes and Boards

Stacking Cakes

Storage

Cake Portions



Cake Decorating Technique Chapters:

Carving

Colour

Painting

Stencilling

Cutters

Flowers

Embossing

Tools

Piping

Moulds

Cake Jewellery



Cake Designs:

Contemporary Cakes

Mini Cakes

Cupcakes

Cookies



Templates

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Suppliers

Index

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