Synopses & Reviews
An excellent resource for professional and hobby cake decorators, this book brings innovative new techniques to sugarcrafting and demonstrates how to make head-turning cakes through the use of stencils. Beginning with traditional sugarcraft techniques on how to cover different types of cakes with buttercream, chocolate, ganache, fondant, and royal icing, the book then explains how to use stencils to produce various effects on cakes, including blended color, decoupage, embossing, and pattern matching for a flawless finish. The 15 inspirational step-by-step projects that follow include shaped cakes, tiered cakes, mini cakes, and cupcakes, each set off with a beautiful array of stenciled decoration. Bakers will have all the skills and techniques to produce any of these amazing creations.
Popular television presenter and champion of craft Stephanie Weightman brings her expert knowledge to the world of sugarcraft, with her pioneering new techniques for stencilling on cakes. Inspiring results are achieved with only simple techniques and basic cake-decorating materials. Learn how to use food stencils to produce your own sumptuous works of cake craft. This book includes full instructions on the materials you will need, basic techniques for covering cakes with a variety of ingredients, and an extensive section showcasing Stephanie's stencil techniques.
About the Author
Stephanie Weightman is an experienced decorative painter who runs a mail order craft business as well as National Creative Workshops on decorative painting. She is a popular craft presenter on QVC and pioneers new techniques, especially for sugarcraft, using many materials traditionally associated with papercrafts.