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Simply Spectacular Cakes: Beautiful Designs for Irresistible Cakes and Cookies

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Simply Spectacular Cakes

Beautiful Designs for Irresistible Cakes and Cookies

Peggy Porschen

 

 

 

Nothing brightens up a party or makes a celebration out of an everyday gathering like beautifully decorated cookies and cakes. Yet buying from boutique bakeries doesn’t have to be your only option—there’s a simple, fun way to have fabulous desserts at a fraction of the price. Simply Spectacular Cakes is the perfect guide for creating your own elegant, designer-quality confections that will impress friends and family.

 

Peggy Porschen—professional baker and designer extraordinaire, and author of Pretty Party Cakes—is known for her designs for cookies, mini cakes, and large cakes that are easy enough for anyone. Whether a seasoned baker or eager amateur, you can manage sophisticated designs such as the Tiffany Pearl Tiered Cake, inspired by various pieces of pearl jewelry, or Cherry Blossom Bites, little cakes that when grouped together look like a cherry tree in full bloom. Projects range from easy, such as icing cookies to look like retro candies, to those that call for more advanced handiwork, such as making flowers for the Anemone Cake. Beautiful photographs display the detail in Porschen’s decorations so that you can follow them exactly, or use them as inspiration to customize your own designs that match your skill level.

 

With vivid color photographs, helpful advice from an expert baker, and an extensive how-to section, this book has all the information you need to make professional-quality cakes and cookies in your own home. More beauty, more fashion, more style— Simply Spectacular Cakes has all the best design ideas for creating gorgeous and stylish desserts.

 

 

PEGGY PORSCHEN began her career as a pastry chef at London’s Lanesborough Hotel. Quickly developing a highly individualized style, she started her own business making cakes and cookies for celebrities such as Elton John, Stella McCartney, and Gwyneth Paltrow, and companies like Burberry. She also supplies Fortnum & Mason with an exquisite range of cookies and specialty confections, including a wedding cake collection. Peggy grew up in Germany and currently resides in the UK.

Synopsis:

Turn any gathering into an occasion with stunning cakes and cookies decorated using the easy techniques and fabulous designs collected in this follow-up to Porschen's "Pretty Party Cakes." Full-color photos throughout.

Synopsis:

Betty Crocker New Cake Decorating is the ultimate guide for new bakers looking to learn fun and exciting decorating tips and techniques, as well as experienced bakers looking to hone their skills. This collection features dozens of beautiful and whimsical cakes, as well as informative how-to photos and features to make decorating cakes a breeze.

Synopsis:

Cake decorating made easy and achievable, with clear how-to photography and 75 amazing cakes

The world of cake decorating is more playful, whimsical, elegant, and creative than ever. And the new generation of Betty Crocker Cake Decorating makes this activity fun and accessible for everyone. Photographed features teach the fundamentals, from piping frosting and tinting icing to working with flowers and fondant. Then the real fun begins with 75 cakes decorated in amazing ways: lively creations like the Honey-Lemon Beehive Cake buzzing with candy bees or the robinandrsquo;s egg cake specked with chocolate. Cut-out fire engines, princess castles, and animal cakes are sure to delight at the next birthday party. Other cakes achieve a stunning appearance from simple techniques, like the gorgeous Tangerine Ombre Cake, which fades from orange to peach, or the Piandntilde;ata Pound Cake, which spills candy when sliced. Beginners learning from scratch and experienced bakers seeking new ideasandmdash;plus crafters, party lovers, and DIY fanaticsandmdash;will all find trusted tools to decorate something spectacular.

Synopsis:

Nothing brightens up a party or makes a celebration out of an everyday gathering like beautifully decorated cookies and cakes. Yet buying from boutique bakeries doesn’t have to be your only option—there’s a simple, fun way to have fabulous desserts at a fraction of the price. Simply Spectacular Cakes is the perfect guide for creating your own elegant, designer-quality confections that will impress friends and family.

 

Peggy Porschen—professional baker and designer extraordinaire, and author of Pretty Party Cakes—is known for her designs for cookies, mini cakes, and large cakes that are easy enough for anyone. Whether a seasoned baker or eager amateur, you can manage sophisticated designs such as the Tiffany Pearl Tiered Cake, inspired by various pieces of pearl jewelry, or Cherry Blossom Bites, little cakes that when grouped together look like a cherry tree in full bloom. Projects range from easy, such as icing cookies to look like retro candies, to those that call for more advanced handiwork, such as making flowers for the Anemone Cake. Beautiful photographs display the detail in Porschen’s decorations so that you can follow them exactly, or use them as inspiration to customize your own designs that match your skill level.

 

With vivid color photographs, helpful advice from an expert baker, and an extensive how-to section, this book has all the information you need to make professional-quality cakes and cookies in your own home. More beauty, more fashion, more style— Simply Spectacular Cakes has all the best design ideas for creating gorgeous and stylish desserts.

About the Author

PEGGY PORSCHEN began her career as a pastry chef at London’s Lanesborough Hotel. Quickly developing a highly individualized style, she started her own business making cakes and cookies for celebrities such as Elton John, Stella McCartney, and Gwyneth Paltrow, and companies like Burberry. She also supplies Fortnum & Mason with an exquisite range of cookies and specialty confections, including a wedding cake collection. Peggy grew up in Germany and currently resides in the UK.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307464552
Publisher:
Betty Crocker
Subject:
Cookies
Photographer:
Smith, Georgia Glynn
Author:
Porschen, Peggy
Author:
Betty Crocker
Subject:
Cake decorating
Subject:
Courses & Dishes - Cakes
Subject:
Courses & Dishes - Cookies
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cakes
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Cakes
Subject:
Baking
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Betty Crocker Cooking
Publication Date:
20150505
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-color throughout
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10 x 9 in 1 lb

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Simply Spectacular Cakes: Beautiful Designs for Irresistible Cakes and Cookies
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Product details 208 pages Clarkson N Potter Publishers - English 9780307464552 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Turn any gathering into an occasion with stunning cakes and cookies decorated using the easy techniques and fabulous designs collected in this follow-up to Porschen's "Pretty Party Cakes." Full-color photos throughout.
"Synopsis" by , Betty Crocker New Cake Decorating is the ultimate guide for new bakers looking to learn fun and exciting decorating tips and techniques, as well as experienced bakers looking to hone their skills. This collection features dozens of beautiful and whimsical cakes, as well as informative how-to photos and features to make decorating cakes a breeze.
"Synopsis" by ,
Cake decorating made easy and achievable, with clear how-to photography and 75 amazing cakes

The world of cake decorating is more playful, whimsical, elegant, and creative than ever. And the new generation of Betty Crocker Cake Decorating makes this activity fun and accessible for everyone. Photographed features teach the fundamentals, from piping frosting and tinting icing to working with flowers and fondant. Then the real fun begins with 75 cakes decorated in amazing ways: lively creations like the Honey-Lemon Beehive Cake buzzing with candy bees or the robinandrsquo;s egg cake specked with chocolate. Cut-out fire engines, princess castles, and animal cakes are sure to delight at the next birthday party. Other cakes achieve a stunning appearance from simple techniques, like the gorgeous Tangerine Ombre Cake, which fades from orange to peach, or the Piandntilde;ata Pound Cake, which spills candy when sliced. Beginners learning from scratch and experienced bakers seeking new ideasandmdash;plus crafters, party lovers, and DIY fanaticsandmdash;will all find trusted tools to decorate something spectacular.

"Synopsis" by , Nothing brightens up a party or makes a celebration out of an everyday gathering like beautifully decorated cookies and cakes. Yet buying from boutique bakeries doesn’t have to be your only option—there’s a simple, fun way to have fabulous desserts at a fraction of the price. Simply Spectacular Cakes is the perfect guide for creating your own elegant, designer-quality confections that will impress friends and family.

 

Peggy Porschen—professional baker and designer extraordinaire, and author of Pretty Party Cakes—is known for her designs for cookies, mini cakes, and large cakes that are easy enough for anyone. Whether a seasoned baker or eager amateur, you can manage sophisticated designs such as the Tiffany Pearl Tiered Cake, inspired by various pieces of pearl jewelry, or Cherry Blossom Bites, little cakes that when grouped together look like a cherry tree in full bloom. Projects range from easy, such as icing cookies to look like retro candies, to those that call for more advanced handiwork, such as making flowers for the Anemone Cake. Beautiful photographs display the detail in Porschen’s decorations so that you can follow them exactly, or use them as inspiration to customize your own designs that match your skill level.

 

With vivid color photographs, helpful advice from an expert baker, and an extensive how-to section, this book has all the information you need to make professional-quality cakes and cookies in your own home. More beauty, more fashion, more style— Simply Spectacular Cakes has all the best design ideas for creating gorgeous and stylish desserts.

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