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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexi
  • Publication: 19 July 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217541
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 750
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: £12.99
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Cake Decorating for Beginners


24 stunning step-by-step cake designs for all occasions by Stephanie Weightman & Christine Flinn

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Book Description

The ultimate compendium of cake decorating techniques for avid amateur bakers everywhere.

Cake Decorating for Beginners combines nuggets of advice and popular projects from books in the Modern Cake Decorator series.

You are taken through the whole process from the initial bake to icing your cake with those final embellishments.

Expert cake decorators Christine Flinn, Sandra Monger and Stephanie Weightman pool their knowledge to help you with stencilling, using cutters, piping and painting.

Table of Contents

Materials and tools6
Techniques 14
The Cakes 50-153
Sunflower Cake50
Toy Train54
Indian Inlaid Cake58
Flower Border66
Modern Blackwork72
Poppy Cake80
Chocolate Heart84
Hot-air Balloons86
Rose Basket90
Scrolls and Roses98
Trellis Cake106
Cameo Cake108
Engagement Heart112
Wedding Cake118
Baby Shower122
Pansy Cake124
Summer Bunting128
Summer Roses132
Daisy Cake136
Single Tier Cake with Daisy Flowers138
Falling Leaves142
Lavender Cupcakes146
Patterned Cupcakes150
Lacy Cupcakes152
Templates 154
Index 160

About the Author

About Stephanie Weightman

Having recently won Origin's Celebrity Crafter of the Year award, Stephanie Weightman now shares her expertise on QVC where she is a popular guest presenter and personality. She has worked with big name craft products and developed many new products over the years and she regularly appears on air and online. She runs national creative workshops, appears at major shows and events and has written several books. She is now using her expert papercraft and general craft knowledge in the sugarcraft arena. Stephanie lives in Derbyshire.

About Christine Flinn

Christine Flinn has many years experience as a professional cake decorator, and has been ranked as one of the most skilled in royal icing in the country. As a member of the British Sugarcraft Guild since 1984, she has entered and won many competitions throughout the country, winning numerous gold certificates and trophies. Christine became an Accredited Demonstrator for the British Sugarcraft Guild in 1989, and since then she has earned her living creating designer cakes to order, teaching cake decoration and demonstrating sugarcraft techniques. Piping is her speciality, and she travels extensively throughout the UK, the USA, Italy and Australia, running workshops and demonstrations. Amongst her many other achievements, in 2009 she created a wedding cake for a TV advert promoting Coronation Street, in 2011 she was one of the judges for Glamour Italian Cakes wedding cake competition, and in 2014 she was one of the demonstrators at Cake International in London.
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