Contemporary Cake Decorating - 3 Books
With almost 30 years of sugar-craft experience, Lindy Smith was inspired to start a career as a culinary artist when she made her own wedding cake. In this series, she offers step-by-step illustrated tutorials on stencilling, piping and flower-work – demonstrating how to recreate her signature fresh, modern look on cakes, cupcakes and cookies for all occasions. The three titles included in this set are:Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Stencilling (Read more...) Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Piping (Read more...) Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Flowers (Read more...)
The Great British Bake Off
Get Baking for Friends and Family
Inspired by series 8 and 9 of the TV show, this illustrated volume features more than 100 sweet and savoury offerings devised by the judges, the bakers and the team inside the tent. The colour-coded recipes fall into seven categories, such as Teatime Treats, Family Mealtimes and Showstoppers Made Simple, with options for various dietary requirements. Also included are ideas for basic toppings, fillings and pastries, as well as tips and techniques.
Sweet and Simple Party Cakes
May Clee-Cadman of Maisie Fantasie fame explains how to re-create a selection of her best-loved designs, such as her 'Ruffles' and 'Champagne Bubbles' wedding centrepieces, as well as daisy-themed cupcakes and mini-cakes embellished with sugar-paste lavender sprigs and hearts. She provides recipes for vanilla sponge, carrot, fruit and chocolate fudge cakes and offers advice on decorating with fresh flowers, ribbons and jewels.
Simply Perfect Party Cakes for Kids
Easy Step-by-Step Novelty Cakes for Children's Parties
From a teddy bears’ picnic, ideal for a first birthday, through ideas for budding superheroes and little princesses, to disco and paintballing themes suitable for teenagers, this well-illustrated book offers step-by-step instructions to make twelve novelty cakes for children. It contains recipes for the cakes, fillings and toppings; shows how to sculpt them; and includes time-saving alternatives such as cupcakes and cookies.
Fun and Original Birthday Cakes
The seven sugarcraft scenes demonstrated in this guide include Golfing Dreams, Retail Therapy and The Toy Box. Step-by-step instructions show how to make the figures and components, such as a dragon or a toy train, to replicate the images in the book or for use in your own designs. Recipes and guides for construction are also given, as well as a list of equipment.
Creative Colour for Cake Decorating
20 New Projects from Bestselling Author
Revealing how she selects and adapts the colour palettes for her signature designs, the culinary artist Lindy Smith presents twenty themed cake decorating projects such as 'Peacock Panache' and 'Flamboyant Flora'. Each detailed tutorial is introduced with a list of the materials and equipment required, followed by step-by-step instructions and photographs covering every stage of the creative process. Also included are an index of commercial food paste colours and advice on how to alter their tone, hue and intensity.
Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Stencilling
Techniques, Tips and Projects for Using Stencils
With almost 30 years of sugar-craft experience, Lindy Smith was inspired to start a career as a culinary artist when she made her own wedding cake. In this book she offers step-by-step illustrated tutorials on stencilling – demonstrating how to recreate her signature fresh, modern look on cakes, cupcakes and cookies for all occasions.
Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Piping
Techniques, Tips and Projects for Piping Icing on Cakes
With almost 30 years of sugar-craft experience, Lindy Smith was inspired to start a career as a culinary artist when she made her own wedding cake. In this book, she offers step-by-step illustrated tutorials on piping – demonstrating how to recreate her signature fresh, modern look on cakes, cupcakes and cookies for all occasions.
Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Flowers
Techniques, Tips and Projects for Sugar Flowers
With almost 30 years of sugar-craft experience, Lindy Smith was inspired to start a career as a culinary artist when she made her own wedding cake. In this book, she offers step-by-step illustrated tutorials on flower-work – demonstrating how to recreate her signature fresh, modern look on cakes, cupcakes and cookies for all occasions.
Chic and Unique Celebration Cakes
30 Fresh Designs to Brighten Special Occasions
This illustrated volume features ten themed projects, each comprising a centrepiece tiered cake and two complementary bakes decorated in Zoe Clark's signature feminine style. Emphasising the importance of colour in transforming a simple design to suit any occasion, she explains techniques including stencilling and brush embroidery.
Character Cake Toppers
This illustrated guide to creating sugar paste cake toppers features 65 ideas for a range of occasions. The humorous characters and miniature scenes include a mischievous puppy, a pirate with his parrot and treasure chest, and a jolly Santa accompanied by a teddy bear and sack of presents. Information on basic shapes and equipment is followed by detailed instructions on how to make and assemble each design.
Cakes to Inspire and Desire
Inspired variously by Art Nouveau, Greek ceramics, Indian temples and Gaudi's mosaics plus the colours and patterns found within exotic flowers, this collection of cake designs is organized in three sections: round, square and creative cakes. A comprehensive reference section explains the basic techniques required, detailed instructions cover every aspect of the bake and design templates enable a professional result.
Buttercream Flowers for All Seasons
A Year of Floral Cake Decorating Projects from the World's Leading Buttercream Artists
Presenting clear tutorials on the different piping techniques required to create buttercream flowers such as roses, dahlias and violets, plus leaves, berries and succulents, this illustrated guide also offers expert advice on stacking, dowelling and covering 16 season-themed cake designs.
Celebrate with Cupcakes
Renowned for her attention to detail and eye for colour, the cake artist Lindy Smith has been translating her designs into sugar-craft for many years. In this illustrated guide, she offers 30 step-by-step cupcake decorating tutorials to suit occasions from baby showers to birthday parties and weddings, shares her cake and icing recipes, and explains how to achieve a professional finish.
Brilliant Bakes and Cakes
Liam Charles, the breakout star of The Great British Bake Off 2017, introduces an eclectic range of bakes in his characteristically cheery style. The recipes include his famed Mega Choccy Cupcakes, Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread and Salted Caramel Millionaire Dominoes, plus dishes influenced by his Caribbean heritage – such as individual curried goat pies and salt fish doughnuts.
Bee's Brilliant Biscuits
Family favourites such as Jammie Dodgers and Party Rings feature among the 80 recipes in this collection. Ideas range from the simple vanilla cookie to the more elaborate gingerbread house and even a chocolate chip wedding cake, with clear instructions and measurements in imperial and metric. Alphabet and number stencils are also included, enabling the creation of the personalized bakes that the author champions.
Mich Turner's Cake School
Expert Tuition from the Master Cake Maker
The 'Queen of Couture Cakes' Mich Turner begins by explaining how to make the perfect creamed cake – advising on ingredients, preparation and different baking methods and sharing tips for overcoming common problems. She offers advice on fillings, toppings and assembly, followed by a cake decorating masterclass covering all aspects of the process – from making a piping bag to mastering hand-painting.
The Great British Bake Off
The Big Book of Amazing Cakes
Celebrating cake in all its guises – from classics to vegan bakes and from cupcakes to fondant fancies, this companion volume to the Channel 4 television programme The Great British Bake Off presents 70 recipes supplied by Prue Leith, Paul Hollywood and the amateur bakers from the first ten series. High-quality food photography features throughout, with images of the flora and fauna of Welford Park, location of the famous Bake Off tent, and stills of the contestants.
The Handmade Loaf
Aimed at the complete novice, this illustrated book has a straightforward approach to creating over 75 recipes – with very little kneading required. Taken from across Europe, they include simple milk loaves, doughs enriched with fruit or herbs, and crisp rye breads. While commercial yeast is used for some recipes, there are clear instructions on creating a sourdough starter, and information about how different starters and grains affect flavour and texture.
The Cardamom Trail
Chetna Bakes with Flavours of the East
During her time competing in The Great British Bake Off 2014, Chetna Makan became known for infusing traditional Western bakes with Indian flavours, an approach she continues with this illustrated collection of more than 100 sweet and savoury offerings. The recipes, such as Pear and Cardamom Caramel Upside-Down Cake and Curry Onion Tart, are interspersed with information about her eleven favourite spices along with advice about combining and balancing flavours.
Fiona Cairns, the creator of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding cake, offers bakes suitable for all ages and tastes from a 'Seaside Bucket' Neapolitan Sponge to a 'Box of Chocolates' Sachertorte. She also shares five themed party ideas that include a showpiece cake plus a selection of complementary bakes. Each project has a difficulty rating between one (easy) and three (challenging).
The Basic Basics Baking Handbook
Marguerite Patten introduces the pleasures (and rules) of baking in such a way that even beginners will achieve successful results. She shares a selection of her tried and tested recipes for family favourites, including Walnut Cake, Irish Soda Bread and Bacon and Egg Pie. Slightly off-mint.
The Violet Bakery Cookbook
Claire Ptak opened the Violet Bakery in Hackney in 2010. Using simple, quality ingredients and less-refined sugars (explained in the ‘Violet Pantry’ chapter), her recipes are categorized according to time of day: mornings might mean Ham, Cheese and Leek Scones; midday Tomato and Marjoram Tart; with Roasted Black Figs reserved for the evening. There is a section for jams and one for parties, which includes Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake and a selection of icings. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Regional and Traditional
The owner of an award-winning cake business, Julie Duff shares over 200 recipes that represent Britain’s rich baking heritage. While some are for traditional fare whose origins are unknown, others have close association with specific regions and local produce, including Bath Buns, Bara Brith, Guinness Cake and Selkirk Bannock. Notes on the origins of each recipe are given, as is practical advice on equipment, techniques and ingredients.
Drawing inspiration from the National Trust's traditional kitchens, mills and dairies, orchards, kitchen gardens and hedgerows, award-winning food writer Sybil Kapoor has brought together a collection of modern British baking recipes using traditional ingredients and seasonal produce. There are recipes for every level of skill, from easy Leek Tart and Cheese Straws to Hazelnut and Blackberry Roulade and Chocolate Pear Cake – something for everyone who loves to bake.