Synopses & Reviews
Cake decorating need not follow a strict, traditional formula. This gallery of more than twenty new designs will inspire cake makers to go beyond the original to create distinctive and personal cakes that will add a magical and sumptuous touch to any special occasion, from weddings to christenings to twenty-first birthdays. These breathtakingly beautiful Cakes were inspired by everyday events and objects. They are original, witty, whimsical, and most importantly, fun to create.
With clear, step-by-step directions (and short cuts) for making full-size, hand-painted sugar flowers, ribbons, and stars, and for the cake's construction, anyone can produce these edible fantasies. Recipes for a chocolate torte and a fruit cake are included, too. Numerous illustrations and black and white photographs show the cake during each stage of creation, and full-color shots show the cakes in their final glory. Each step is easy and much of the preparation can be done weeks in advance.