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.
  • BBIG
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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.
  • The Clandestine Cake Club: A Year of Cake - Hardback - 9781784290719 - Lynn Hill
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    We can think of nothing sweeter than a year of cake... and this new baking book from the much-loved Clandestine Cake Club can help us all achieve this wonderful dream.

    Arranged month by month so that you have a sweet treat for every occasion, the book will help you celebrate Christmas, Easter, Halloween, religious festivals, major sporting events and famous figures' birthdays in style. There's even a cake for Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry. We just know it would pass her taste test...

    All 100 recipes are served up with an insight into their history, giving them added depth and revealing their curious traditions. We couldn't get enough of the Rhubarb Crumble & Custard Cake, the Strawberry Pimm's Cake, the Sea Salted Caramel Cake and the Canadian Maple Syrup & Bacon Cake... Actually, all of them.
  • CK2626
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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.
  • Great British Bake Off: Perfect Cakes & Bakes to Make at Home - Hardback - 9781473615441 - Linda Collister
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    The Great British Bake Off is coming back and we can't contain our excitement - we simply cannot wait to see the contestants who are battling it out for Britain's biggest baking prize in the famous tent this year.

    This new book ties in with the latest series and includes recipes from the beloved judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, as well as those from this year's contestants fighting it out to be Star Baker.

    Ideal for all levels of baker, each chapter is full of recipes for traditional classics with a twist and uses simple ingredients that can be transformed into something adventurous. The book also has clear advice on the equipment, ingredients and quantities you should be using on your way to the top!
  • 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.
  • ALUBO
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    From decorating cupcakes to finessing a wedding cake, Little Book of Cake Decorating Tips by Meg Avent presents lots of clever tips for achieving a professional result.The Little Books of Tips series is a collection of books, each 50 tips in size, delivering wisdom and advice on a whole range of popular subjects covering food, gardening, craft, sports and hobbies. Over quarter of a million copies sold across the series.
  • 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.
  • AAMIX
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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.
  • ALPMR
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    This gorgeous book guides you through Lorraine McKay's distinctive sugar art style, showing you how to create cute, characterful sugar figures for 10 special occasion cakes, from weddings and graduations to baby showers and birthdays. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction, covering all the basic techniques you need, from mixing skin tones and making eyes, arms, teeth and hair, to supporting your finished figures. The book then guides you step by step through 10 inspiring projects, each finishing with a gallery of close-up shots to show you exactly what you are trying to achieve. The book is packed with Lorraine's tips for success and will help you to create cute and accomplished-looking sugar figures with ease.
  • 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.
  • ANVDV
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    Renowned sugarcrafter, Paul Bradford demonstrates all the skills and techniques needed to decorate stunning cakes for the festive season, full of beauty, impact and humour. He begins by showing step by step how to model basic shapes in sugarpaste, moving on to making a Santa, a penguin and a rose. There is step by step instruction on covering a cake with ganache, icing a cake and board and applying a ribbon. Then it is on to fourteen amazing projects including a hilarious Snowball Fight, beautiful Angel cake, stunning Winter Ruffle with modelling chocolate, a cute Teddy Bear cake, an Igloo with cute, funny penguins, a stunning Christmas Wedding Cake, White Out in which Santa has a spectacular sleigh crash, hilarious and whimsical Christmas Down Under showing Santa on his holidays, Exploding Santa in which he bursts out of the cake itself, a beautiful Topsy-Turvy Wedding Cake and a traditional Gingerbread House cake. The cake designs are the star here, and everything you need to know from carving the cakes into shape, covering, icing and decorating them is shown step by step so that quite sensational cakes can be created using simple techniques.
  • ANVGN
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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.
  • ANROI
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    If you want a special decoration for a party or wedding cake, girly cupcake or designer cookie, bags never go out of fashion and they will create a sugar sensation. Frances McNaughton shows how to create tasty bags with an assortment of sweet embellishments. No specialist moulds or cutters are required, just commonly used sugarcraft tools and materials. The following are some of the projects: a clutch bag, starry evening bag, basket, zebra print bag, leopard vanity case, gel bag, sheepskin bag, camouflage bag, backpack, designer satchel and sporran. The constituent parts of the 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 fashionable bags.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ANVSI
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    These sporty sugarpaste characters are the perfect cake toppers for someone special who loves to get active. Choose between a tennis player, swimmer, golfer, footballer, gymnast or even a windsurfer. The constituent parts of each sportsperson are shown with the step-by-step instructions, and annotated for clarity, then each finished sporty is beautifully photographed. Only a few simple tools and techniques are used, so anyone can have a go at making these treats. Sport lovers will be thrilled to see any of these fun characters on top of a celebratory cake. The designs will also appeal to makers of polymer clay models.