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The complete photo guide to cake decorating
The complete photo guide to cake decorating
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Creative Pub. international, c2012.
Physical Description:
328 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
General Note (Repeatable):
Includes index.
Basic cake preparation : Tools for baking and decorating cakes -- Baking the cake -- Torting and filling cakes -- Filling recipes -- Baking cupcakes -- Filling cupcakes -- Icing recipes -- Rolled icing and icing for sculpting recipes -- Food color -- Icing the cake in buttercream -- Buttercream iced cakes with texture -- Covering a cake with ganache -- Covering a cake with rolled fondant -- Cake mortar -- Icing a cupcake -- Covering cupcakes with ganache -- Covering cupcakes with fondant -- Crispy treat sculptures -- Cake boards -- Stacking cakes -- Shelf life, storage, and transportation of cakes -- Cupcake chart -- Understanding circumference and diameter -- Cake chart -- Piping techniques : Using pastry bags, tips, and couplers -- Tip usage -- Basic piping -- Piped borders -- Writing -- Simple flowers -- Advanced flowers -- Royal icing decorations -- Run sugar pictures -- Brush embroidery -- Stringwork -- Extension work -- Lacework -- Projects -- Fondant and gum paste accents : Pasta machine -- Clay extruders -- Silicone border molds -- Accents with silicone molds -- Accents with candy molds -- General rolling and cutting instructions for gum paste and fondant pieces -- Cookie cutter cutouts -- Gum paste letter cutters -- Patchwork cutters -- Making picks -- 3-D gum paste pieces -- Plunger cutters -- Basic information on flower making -- Gerbera daisies -- Roses -- Stephanotis -- Calla lily (Arum lilies) -- Faux fabric roses and leaves -- Curly streamer bow -- Gum paste bows -- Ribbon bands -- Dividing and marking the cake for drapes and swags -- Ruffles and frills -- Drapes -- Smocking -- Eyelet decorating -- Quilling gum paste -- Basic shapes for hand modeling -- Hand-modeling animals -- Hand-modeling people -- Projects -- Miscellaneous techniques : Adding shimmer and sparkle to cakes -- Stencils -- Edible frosting sheets -- Painting and coloring on fondant -- Airbrushing -- Cricut cake -- Natural landscapes -- Chocolate wrapped cake -- Chocolate molding -- Gelatin accents -- Isomalt -- Projects -- Design gallery.
"This book is a comprehensive how-to book about all of the most popular cake decorating techniques, including piped frosting, fondant, and hand modeled figures. For each technique, there is an overview of the tools and materials used and complete instructions with photos. The organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 600 full-color photos for clear understanding. Easy projects allow the reader to try the techniques in each section. Galleries of decorated cakes by various artists offer the reader examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby for themselves"--Provided by publisher.