Cake Decorating & Sugarcraft Books

  • CK2580
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    With Angela Drakes Hidden Surprise Cakes you'll find simple instructions to making show-stopping cakes.
  • The Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts - Hardback - 9780718188597
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    The Biscuiteers are famed for their unique and memorable hand-iced biscuits and this beautiful book (with a stunning, tactile cover) shows you how easy it is to bake, ice and assemble your very own beautiful biccies at home.
    There are vibrant, creative and colourful ideas for biscuits for all kinds of occasions including birthdays, weddings, christenings, baby showers, Christmas and other special moments.

    As well as ideas for celebration cakes with a difference and quirky biscuit pops, there's even advice on displaying and wrapping gifts in style. It's packed with stunning photographs of the completed biscuits and step-by-step instructions for making the bakes and decorating them in style.
  • 50 Birthday Cakes for Kids - Other - 9990000021499
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    Make a children's birthday even more magical with these amazing cakes. They range from owls and rabbits to fire engines, dinosaurs and daisies.

    There are over 50 cakes featured and they're all easy to make and very achievable. None of them use fancy kitchen equipment of baking skills and all of the ingredients are readily available.

    This book covers the basics of making a cake and then moves on to simple recipes including banana and toffee. It then will show you how to make animal cakes, transport-themed cakes, fantasy-themed cakes for imaginative parties and outdoor wildlife cakes.
  • AEULV
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    This is a complete guide to cake decorating, with over 100 projects, from traditional classics to the latest in contemporary designs.

    It is an inspiring collection of classic cake recipes and a comprehensive instruction course in cake making and decorating skills, in one easy-to-follow volume. It features 100 fantastic step-by-step cake decorating projects, from traditional, novelty and special occasion cakes, to wedding, christening, birthday and Christmas cakes.

    You can learn the techniques for working with royal icing, sugarpaste and fondant, marzipan, butter icing, fudge frosting, glace icing and chocolate icing. Cake recipes include One-stage Victoria Sandwich, Madeira Cake, Rich Fruit Cake, Black Forest Gateau, Gorgeous Chocolate Cake and Fresh Fruit Genoese
  • AFHBC
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    Cake decoration is an art that can turn your everyday baking into a beautiful display of skill and creativity. With the right instruction anyone can learn how to create marvellous designs following fun, quick and innovative techniques. Alan Dunn's "Creative Cakes" covers a variety of cake decorating methods, ranging from more elaborate designs to several simple and straightforward ideas that can be followed by the amateur cake decorator with ease. The featured concepts are suitable for a variety of occasions, including wedding, engagement, anniversary and birthday cakes and a special section guides the reader through simple step-by-step instructions for elegant and stylish flower decorations. If you are looking for the most inspired and innovative cake decoration ideas, this book will exceed your expectations.
  • ANBIK
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    Learn to pipe 100 different buttercream blooms to adorn your cakes and cupcakes with this complete visual reference guide from the world's most talented buttercream artists. Described by Chef Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes as "hugely aspirational yet completely approachable," the authors demonstrate how to build up each flower using simple piping techniques that even the novice cake decorator will be able to achieve. Learn how to make stable buttercream icing, get advice on colouring and flavouring, and all the basic cake decorating techniques you need, then discover 100 diverse buttercream flowers in step-by-step photographic detail. You will also find five full cake decorating projects demonstrating how you can use your newfound flower piping skills to create stunning cake designs. With expert instruction from the best buttercream teachers in the world, and a huge range of flowers to try, this book is the ultimate reference to piping flowers in buttercream and will be a cake decorating classic for years to come.
  • AIKEV
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    The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Stencilling: Learn how to use cake stencils to create gorgeous, easy-to-achieve stencilling designs on your decorated cakes, cupcakes and cookies with this stunning booklet of stencilling techniques and designs from the bestselling The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible. Includes sugar and royal icing recipes, instruction for covering cake boards, storing and transporting your decorated cakes, plus all the basic cake decorating and stencilling techniques you need to know, from royal icing stencilling, to using matt dusts and metallic dusts. You will even learn how to make your own stencil! Try out your new stencilling skills with 12 stunning cake designs, featuring stencilled patterns and motifs on celebration cakes, cupcakes and cookies.
  • AMRRL
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    Leading British cake decorator Natasha Collins shows us how to turn cakes into literal works of art in her practical and pretty new book The Painted Cake. With detailed step-by-step instructions for more than 20 projects, Natasha shows how you can create the most incredible cakes at home using fondant painted with edible colours. Her instructions encompass cooking, constructing and painting baked goods, from single-level to multi- tiered cakes, as well as cupcakes and cookies. Most featured projects use a freehand painting technique, but templates of design elements are included where appropriate. The Painted Cake progresses from the simplest projects through to more advanced so it is sure to please cake decorators of all skill levels.
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    A beginner's guide for anyone who has never attempted to decorate a cake, as well as an excellent refresher course for those with a knowledge of the basic techniques. The book begins with an explanation of how to bake the perfect cake and recipes for every type of icing. It then continues with step-by-step guidance on covering cakes, piping, run-outs and ribbon work. By the end of the 20 lesson course, the reader should have the skills and confidence to bake, cover and decorate every one of the specially designed cakes which are illustrated throughout the book.
  • AGYTE
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    In this stunning new book renowned sugarcrafter Alan Dunn turns his attention to tropical and exotic flowers. Bolder, more stunning and more fantastic, these beautiful flowers are guaranteed to create a real impact whether used on a cake or as a decorative arrangement. The designs include many species of orchid, rhizomes, gingers, heliconias, bird of paradise, anthurium, bougainvillea and many more. A comprehensive introduction covering all the essential information on materials, tools, techniques and basic recipes is followed by a section taking each featured cake in turn. For each cake, easy-to-follow instructions are given on how to construct and build-up individual flowers, foliage and fruit and then how to arrange these individual elements into an arrangement that can be used either to decorate a cake or on its own as a table centrepiece, for example. Finally, instructions are given on how to make each cake and secure the arrangement, if you choose to use it in this way. If you're looking for the ultimate guide to making exotic and tropical sugar flowers, this book won't fail to impress.
  • AGXAD
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    Cake Craft Made Easy: Do you dream of being able to make beautiful decorated cakes for any occasion? Cake Craft Made Easy will teach you all of the essential cake decorating techniques you need to know to create your own amazing designs, from simple buttercream piping through to brush embroidery with royal icing, making sugar flowers, and decorating novelty cakes. Includes 12 gorgeous cake decorating projects to make 16 cakes that are impressive and stylish, but use small cakes in various sizes to keep the baking elements simple and to allow you to really focus in on learning how to decorate a cake. Bridges the gap between decorating cupcakes and cookies and decorating larger tiered cakes for beginner to intermediate cake decorators. Plus 12 free video demonstrations, available online, to teach the best way of completing each cake decorating technique. Inside Cake Craft Made Easy: Easy to follow cake decorating techniques explained in detail with full-colour step-by-step photography, covering the following subjects: Buttercream Piping Cupcake Towers Pattern Embossing Sugar Pinwheels Stenciling Royal Icing Piping Sugar Models & Flowers Sugar Doilies Frills & Ruffles Brush Embroidery Rice Paper Work
  • AHABO
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    Tapping into the hottest trend in the cookery-as-craft market right now, this book is crammed with information on the art and craft of using fondant in cake decorating. Fondant is the most popular method in decorating trends because of its smooth surface, vivid colours, and chic finish. You can roll it, cut it out, model, it, and colour it. And author Carol Deacon shows you how. Decorated cupcakes are a favourite with adults and children, and this book is for you if you want to make vampire cakes for Halloween, or a cupcake tower adorned with cookie-cutter daisies, or give as gifts or favours adorable gum-paste animals or delicate ribbon-embellished porcelain-like flowers. Crammed with over 200 professional fixes, insider tips, and money-saving secrets, content is arranged by topic to enable any crafter to achieve a professional look to their cupcakes, cake pops, or celebration cakes.
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    Renowned sugarcrafter, Frances McNaughton, the author of several best-selling books on sugar fairies, creates a magical world in sugarcraft to decorate cakes for fairy lovers everywhere. She begins by revealing the tools and readily available materials she uses and goes on to show techniques such as modelling all the basic shapes required, sculpting with tools, dusting or painting to add colour and texturing with royal icing. There are then ten step by step projects showing how to make beautiful fairies in fairyland scenes. Some are funny or whimsical such as Buxom Fairy and Fairy's Bathtime, others have a fashionable twist like Steampunk Fairy and Gothic Fairy; some create a world of folklore such as the Flower Fairy's Baby and My Friend the Bird, and others are perfect for special occasions: Be My Wife, Christmas Tree Fairy and again, Flower Fairy's Baby. Many, like Peacock Fairy, are stunningly beautiful. Frances McNaughton is building on the success of her best-selling Twenty to Make: Sugar Fairies with these more developed designs, including scenes for the fairies to star in.
  • ANVAI
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    Sugarcraft really does have a dark side, and here are twenty easy-to-make, fun projects to prove it. Frances McNaughton has delved into the darker recesses of her imagination and produced twenty positively horrid projects that will appeal to children as well as adults. There's a scary ghost, an evil witch, a creepy hand emerging from a coffin, skulls, skeletons, vampires, bats and more - perfect for Halloween or for any sort of celebration cake with a scary theme. Each project shows the various components of the model and explains, through clear, step-by-step instructions, how to put it together. A list of all the materials and equipment you need is also provided, along with a stylish photograph of the finished item in all its scary splendour. At the beginning of the book, some general guidance on sugarcrafting is provided, making this an ideal book for novice as well as more experienced cake decorators.
  • ANVFW
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    From gorgeous flirty bling beauties to fun, fluffy slippers and comfortable fashion boots, best-selling sugarcraft author, Frances McNaughton shows how to create tasty footwear - some with matching bags and an assortment of sweet embellishments. Shoe and bag cutters/moulds are available on the internet from sugarcraft outlets and Amazon sell them too. The following are some of the projects, and bags will follow the shoe theme: simple flip flops, sandals, stilettos, Cinderella shoes, ballet shoes, sweet sporties, sweet strappies, boots, baby shoes, fantasy shoes, patterned and printed shoes. The constituent parts of the shoes and bags are shown with the step by step instructions, and annotated for clarity, then the finished items are pictured in all their splendour. People will love to make these cake toppers for friends or relatives who can't get enough shoes.
  • AIKED
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    The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Flowers: Learn how to make sugar flower embellishments and decorations and create 7 easy-to-achieve floral cake designs for decorated cakes, mini cakes, cupcakes and cookies with this stunning booklet of sugar flower deigns and techniques from the bestselling The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible. Includes sugar and royal icing recipes, instructions for storing and transporting your decorated cakes and covering cake boards, plus all the cake decorating techniques you need to know to create stunning sugar flowers, from rolled fondant roses and sugar dahlias, to realistic poppies and sugar peonies. Try out your new sugar flower-making skills with 7 gorgeous cake designs, featuring sugar flower cake toppers and embellishments on celebration cakes, cupcakes, mini cakes and cookies.
  • AGBXX
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    Everything you need to know to bake and decorate cakes is brought together in this straightforward and accessible book. The introduction covers every technique you will need, from basic to advanced. It includes tips on equipment and practical guidance on different basic cake recipes.

    There is plenty of advice on working with decorations, such as icings, frostings, glazes and marzipan, and step-by-step techniques such as crimping, weaving, cut-outs, frills, ribbons, flowers, fruits and piping. This knowledge is then put to use in a collection of classic and contemporary recipes. Ideas include Angel Food Cake, Panforte, Classic Wedding Cake, Hexagonal Retirement Cake, Frills and Flowers Christening Cake, and Halloween Pumpkin.

    With plenty of tips on storing and freezing, this is an indispensable book for every cake-maker's kitchen.
  • AAKBA
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    This compact, portable, user-friendly guide is the definitive reference book for all cake decorating enthusiasts. Cake decorating is a fabulous mixture of cookery and art, with a sprinkling of inspiration, precise care and reckless use of the imagination thrown in for good measure. This book will lead the novice through the simplest basics, but also contains great ideas and fantastic creations to inspire experienced sugarcrafters. If you have never baked before but want to make a teddy bear's picnic cake for your toddler's birthday, or if you are planning a three-tiered traditional cake with a cream frangipani for a family wedding, this is the book to show you how to do it.
  • AJLOY
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    Now there's no need to opt for a shop-bought cake for that special occasion. Become a confident cake decorator, even if you've never tried it before, with this handy book that will get you creating your own spectacular masterpieces in no time. Clear photography guides you through all the basic techniques before tackling beautiful cake designs to suit any occasion. Not sure where to start? First Cake Decorating shows you where to begin with planning advice, basic and specialist equipment, ingredients, techniques and handy troubleshooting advice to help you tackle problem areas. You'll be moulding animals and figures, modelling with sugarpaste and marizipan, working with chocolate and sugar and making your very own beautifully decorated cakes before you know it! Other titles in this series include: First Beading (9781843406136), First Crochet (9781843406129), First Card Making (9781843406143) and First Knits (9781843406112). New Firsts for 2014: First Sewing Word count: 20,000
  • AMZSF
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    The book will be aimed at anyone from professional wedding cake decorators to amateur bakers tasked with making their own wedding cake, or that of a close relative or friend. It will provide ideas, inspiration and instructions for making the traditional bride and groom that adorns the top of the cake. There'll be ten grooms and ten matching brides to choose from, in a range of styles (including a more 'mature' couple!). At the start of the book, in place of the materials and tools we have historically included in these books, there'll be some general instruction on personalising hair styles, dress styles, colour and so on to match the happy couple.
  • ANVHT
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    Best selling sugarcraft author, Frances McNaughton shows how to make chocolate animals for cake decorating using modelling paste and basic tools and techniques. This book features a menagerie of chocolate creatures made using white, milk and dark chocolate modelling paste, enhanced with chocolate buttons, sprinkles, chocolate spreads and confectionery. The animals will be easy to make like those in Twenty to Make Sugar Animals, and suitable for beginners, with a few more challenging models for more advanced sugar crafters. First we learn about the simple shapes that are the basis for all the animals, and the few basic tools that are needed. Then it is straight on to making a rabbit, teddy bear, cat, kitten, dog, puppies, mouse, dinosaur, Christmas reindeer, owl, chimpanzee and white seal pup, and much more. The constituent parts of the animals are shown with the step by step instructions, and annotated for clarity, then each finished animal is pictured in all its splendour. Both animal and chocolate lovers will be thrilled to see any of these appealing creatures on top of a celebratory cake. The designs will also appeal to makers of polymer clay models.
  • ANQYZ
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    Frances McNaughton shows how to make adorable sugar dogs for cake decorating using sugarpaste and a few simple tools and techniques. First we learn about the materials and tools that are needed. Then it is straight on to making twenty popular breeds of dog including a border collie, dachshund, bichon rise, bassett hound, dalmatian, King Charles Spaniel, poodle, shitzu, St Bernard and yorkshire terrier. The models are all recognisable as particular breeds but with plenty of humour and character built in. The constituent parts of the animals are shown with the step by step instructions, and annotated for clarity, then each finished dog is pictured in all its splendour. Cake decorators will want to making these appealing pooches as cake toppers that dog lovers will adore.
  • ANQYQ
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    Even those who have never baked and decorated a cake before in their lives will be able to make beautiful cakes with the help of Beginner's Guide to Cake Decorating. The first section of the book looks at the equipment you will need and demonstrates the standard cake and icing recipes required to bake and cover all kinds of cakes. Subsequent sections explain techniques for decorating with sugarpaste, royal icing, marzipan and buttercream. There are instructions on making sugar flowers and leaves, plus many other sugarcraft techniques such as fabric effects, piping royal icing, modelling figures and animals. Foolproof methods will ensure impressive results every time, no matter what your level of experience.
  • ANQUB
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    Georgie Godbold's quirky, wobbly, sugarcrafted figures are packed with character! Included in the book are instructions on how to make a cow, cat, dog, bunny, frog, dinosaur, bee, bear, an assortment of fairies and much more - there is something for everyone. This fun, adorable book contains step-by-step instructions and helpful photographs to help you begin your sugarcraft journey and create lovely sugary things to amaze your friends and family!