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- Author: Shelly Baker
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series (March 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1438003447
- ISBN-13: 978-1438003443
- Cover price $24.99
Designed to instruct and inspire cake decorators of all levels – from home baker to the professional – The Complete Book of Icing, Frosting & Fondant Skills is a veritable cake decorating bible! Inside, master cake decorator Shelly Baker offers:
- A variety of cake recipes and instructions for prepping cakes to take decoration
- Various frosting techniques – from piping buttercream to rolling fondant
- Instructions for creating details like cake toppers and gumpaste flowers
- Over 50 step-by-step projects for stunning tiered cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, and more
With a detailed review of essential tools and materials as well as troubleshooting help for fixing or avoiding common mistakes, you’ll be rolling out royal icing, whipping up creamy frosting, or creating sugar-craft worthy of a cake-decorating champion in no time.
Shelly Baker is an award winning cake decorator, teacher and entrepreneur. Based in the UK, she is internationally recognized for her charming designs and consummate skill.
I have often looked at cakes and other desserts that were decorated with fondant and marveled at how pretty they were. It;s something I know nothing about working with. It’s also something I’ve always wanted to try but never have because I’d heard somewhere along the line that it was difficult.Which is why I accepted the offer to review this book.
- Materials and Equipment
- Chapter three: Buttercream
- Preparing and Covering cakes
- Working with Frosting
- Working with Chocolate
- Working with Fondant
- Working with Gum Paste
- Working with Marzipan
- Working with Royal Icing
The recipes and tutorials in here are wonderfully put together. There is no prep time but that’s totally understandable since it’s understood that this type of thing takes some time, and how much time it takes for each person might be different. There are tons of photos in the book to take you step by step through the project of your choice. Every page has one or more photos, which is great to help you understand what to do as well as provide inspiration. Everything is so easy to understand, which is refreshing if you’re like me and don’t know the first thing about the topic.
This book is incredible. It is so chock full of information on fondant and other decorating materials! This book is far more then a cookbook, it’s a resource book that you’ll want to keep in your kitchen for a long time to come. It’s suitable for folks like me that have never worked with fondant as well as people that have and can use some additional ideas and techniques.
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