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Great Cake Decorating: Sweet Designs for Cakes & Cupcakes


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Whether you are a bride on a budget, a mom baking for a birthday, a cook who needs to control added ingredients, or just want to celebrate a special event with a fresh, delicious cake, this book has something for you.

Author and pastry chef Erin Gardner is famous for her unique designs and cake decorating skill. In these pages, she demonstrates professional techniques for creating beautiful, custom-made cakes that are also completely delicious. From how to make mouthwatering, homemade buttercream to molding gorgeous fondant flowers and bows, Erins detailed, step-by-step instructions offer home cooks all the decorating know-how they need. She also presents a host of secrets and shortcuts for dressing up plain cakes in absolutely no time—try her fruit Rollup trick for pretty cake flowers that can be made in a flash. Throughout the book, Erin shows time-pressed cooks how to improve upon well-known cake decorating techniques.

About the Author

Erin Gardner worked as pastry chef at Locke-Ober before opening the Wild Orchid Baking Company in 2009. She quickly became the go-to cake designer for premiere events, and recently won the title of “Sweet Genius” on the Food Network's show of the same name. She lives on the New Hampshire seacoast. See her cakes at www.wildorchidbaking.com.

Table of Contents




Part I: Make it Pretty

Chapter 1  Make Cake

Chapter 2  Its All In the Details


Part II: Decorate Like You Mean It

Chapter 3 Nature

Topiary cake, Water and shells, Wreath, Hay bales, Tree Bark with bird, White on white leaves

Chapter 4 Geometric Shapes

Stained Glass Cake, Alphabet cake, Hearts/Dots, Candy dots and swirl cake, Topsy-Turvy

Chapter 5 Flowers

Stamping cake, Lattice cake, Puff flowers cake, Ribbon Rose Hobnail cake, Bouquet cake

Chapter 6 Fabrics, Buttons, and Bows

Ribbon and bows, Buttons and Ruffles, Toile, Ribbon loop, Bow tie, Pearls

Chapter 7 Special Occasions

Bridesmaid/Bride, Monogram, Tattoo Cake, Hat cupcakes, Red, White and Blue Swag Cake, Present cake, Animal cake, Sports fan cake


Part III: Recipes

Chapter 8 Cakes

Product Details

Gardner, Erin
Taunton Press
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
95 color photos, 20 illustrations
10 x 8 in

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Cooking and Food » Baking » Cakes » Decorating
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