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Celebrate special moments such as weddings, anniversaries, Christenings and birthdays with a cake as memorable as the occasion. Well-Known novelty cake designer Lindy Smith offers a comprehensive guide to making a range of beautiful celebration cakes, and guides the reader step by step from baking and carving to icing and adding special finishing touches. A clear techniques section introduces the wide range of equipment available to today's cake maker, and explains how to make sponge, fruitcake, fondant, buttercream and other recipes required. The 15 projects have easy-to-follow illustrated steps revealing how to create and decorate the cakes. Handy tips for short-cuts and creative variation ideas throughout allow you to tailor each cake to your timescale and taste, resulting in bespoke cakes for any occasion. Handy templates and cutting guides are provided to ensure professional results every time.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Tackling Cakes Equipment List Cake Recipes - Madeira/Chocolate Sponge/Fruit Cake; Baking Chart Icing Recipes - Sugarpaste/Pastillage/Sugar Glue/Buttercream Assembling Multi-Tiered Cakes Covering Cakes And Boards Decorating Cakes and Storage Colour Mixing PROJECTS: Art Deco Feathers Floral Heart Stylish Handbag Christening Gift Time for Tea Valentine Romance Sumptuous Silk Baby's Blanket Golden Wedding Birthday Butterfly Fairytale Castle Klimt Inspiration Fun Flowers Pink Sparkle Exquisite Bouquet Templates Suppliers Acknowledgments Index

About the Author

Lindy Smith has written three books and made TV appearances. She runs a successful cake design and decoration company, selling mail order cake-making and decorating equipment. This is Lindy's third book for D&C, her first, Creative Celebration Cakes, being co-written, and her own Storybook Cakes. She lives in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

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