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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 June 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218241
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99

Buttercream Petals

£12.99

Decorate beautiful cakes using piping and palette knife painting by Neetha Syam

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Book Description

Create beautiful buttercream flowers and leaves using piping and palette knife painting techniques.

Master the art of decorating cakes with buttercream flowers in this stunning book from cake artist and tutor Neetha Syam. Neetha’s strong, vibrant style and novel techniques make her designs really stand out from the crowd. In particular, she has developed a unique way of working that involves painting the flowers onto the cake using a palette knife, and the book will include both this and the more traditional piping technique to show how to create a multitude of flowers and how to decorate 10 glorious cakes. 

The book includes a materials and tools section and some basic cake recipes, as well as sections on making and colouring buttercream, preparing piping bags, covering and stacking cakes. Projects range from cupcakes to one, two and three-tiered cakes, featuring Neetha's stunning piped and palette-knife painted flowers, leaves and embellishments.

Whether you are a home baker or experienced cake decorator, Neetha's designs will not fail to inspire you to create cakes that look as mouth-wateringly delicious as they taste!

Table of Contents

Introduction

Essential equipment

Recipes

Cake techniques

Buttercream techniques

The Flowers / The Details

Sunflower

Rose

Helenium

Drop flowers

Poinsettia

Daisy

Chrysanthemum

Icelandic poppy

Aster

Begonia

Peony

Cherry blossoms

Hydrangea

Pinecone

Leaves

Piped bird

The Projects

Autumn Cupcakes

Christmas Cupcake Wreath

Summer Basket

Sunset Beauty

Painted Wildflowers

Summer Bouquet

Lady Hydrangea

Birds and Blooms

Tropical Paradise

Mystic Beauty 

Glossary of flowers

Index

Introduction

Recipes and pairing ideas

Cake techniques

Buttercream colouring

Tools and materials

Basic techniques

Preparing piping bags / One tone and two tone piping

Section opener: FLOWERS

Piped and palette knife flowers and leaves

Sunflower
Poinsettia
Chrysanthemum
Daisy
Cherry Blossom
Anemone
Begonias
Gladiola
Helenium Ruby
Rose
Peony
Hydrangeas
Drop flowers

Pine cones
Leaves

Piping a bird

PAINTED
Chrysanthemums
Poppy
Rose
Cherry blossom
Anemones
Aster
Daisy
Leaves

PROJECTS: 1. Autumn cupcakes

2. Christmas cupcake wreath

3. Summer cupcake basket

4. One-tier cascade

5. One-tier painted wildflowers

6. Floral hat

7. Lady with flowers

8. Two-tier bird and cherry blossom

9. Two-tier free-flowing flowers

10. Three-tier flowers

Glossary of flowers

Index

About the Author

About Neetha Syam

Neetha Syam is an entrepreneur, cake artist, writer and teacher dedicated to helping people master the art of buttercream cake decorating. She founded Buttercream Petals Cake Art School (www.buttercreampetals.com) in 2016; since then, she has conducted a variety of buttercream workshops for students across the globe. She has won multiple awards in competitions such as Cake International and Salon Culinaire and is also featured regularly
in various cake decorating magazines, journals and food publications.

Neetha is also a screenwriter who has had her work produced by Channel 4, Arts Council England and other production houses in the UK.

Neetha lives in Coventry, UK.

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