Katrien proudly served her first cake at the age of 12 and knew then that she wanted to bake for a living. A self-proclaimed chocholic, she combined these two loves when baking her best friend's wedding cake. After completing a 4-year degree in home economics, she worked in the catering industry for several years, where she became involved in wedding planning and commercial baking for weddings and parties. After her own wedding seven years ago, she started working from home, marketing her original wedding and party cake designs from her website www.katrienscakes.co.za. Katrien lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
Modelling figures can be a daunting task whether the couple in question are close friends or highprofile clients. The latest in the popular 'Twenty to Make' series, Sugar Brides & Grooms is great for anyone from professional wedding cake decorators looking for tips and tricks to amateur bakers who want to learn figure modelling for the first time. With ten grooms and ten brides to choose from in a range of styles including romantic, dancing and sweet, the book also includes
instructions for personalising hair styles, dress styles, colour and so on to make the cake topper as personal as possible.* Wedding Cakes *
Full of ideas, inspiration and instruction for making the traditional bride and groom that adorn the top of the cake with ease. There are ten grooms and ten matching brides to choose from, in a range of styles (including a more 'mature' couple!) in a variety of poses. There are general instructions on personalising hair styles, dress styles, colour and so on to match the happy couple.* Cake Craft & Decoration *
The cover of this book is deceiving. I took one look and concluded it was a book for cake decorating for children. The content, however, is far from child material. It offers a comprehensive list of tools and materials required for decorating wedding cakes. There is a recipe for making the basic modelling paste and how to achieve the shapes needed to make the various grooms and brides. What makes this book appealing is that it provides instructions on making brides and grooms from different racial groups, be it black, white, Indian or coloured. It also caters for a Chinese bride and groom and a mature bridal couple, a country couple, blushing bride, romantic groom, sweet bride and a traditional bridal couple. Any cake decorator or a home industries caterer for weddings would do well to have this small but useful book on hand.* Daily News South Africa *