Baking & Desserts

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AIQEO
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    Use these expert cake decorating techniques to make modern, fresh, and fun cakes that reflect your style and taste, or try out some of the easy, time-saving shortcuts to make fabulous, bakery-style cakes without the fancy price tag. Author and pastry chef Erin Gardner is famous for her unique designs and cake decorating skill. In these pages, she demonstrates professional techniques for creating beautiful, custom-made cakes that are also completely delicious. From how to make mouthwatering, homemade buttercream to moulding gorgeous fondant flowers and bows, Erin's detailed, step-by-step instructions offer home cooks all the decorating know-how they need. She also presents a host of secrets and shortcuts for dressing up plain cakes in absolutely no time. Throughout the book, Erin shows time-pressed cooks how to improve upon well-known cake decorating techniques.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ANQMY
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    Frances McNaughton shows how to make both cute and realistic sugar birds for cake decorating using sugarpaste and a few simple tools and techniques. First we are introduced to the art of making sugarcraft birds, and then the few basic tools and materials that are required are explained. Then it is straight on to making Macaws, Puffins, Pelicans, Robins, Mallards, Owls and much more. The constituent parts of the birds are shown with the step-by-step instructions, and annotated for clarity, then each finished bird is pictured in all its splendour. Bird lovers will be thrilled to see any of these appealing characters on top of a celebratory cake. The designs will also appeal to makers of polymer clay models.
  • 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.
  • ANRVT
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    Cutters are a fun and easy way to create fabulous cake decorations. Here, Sandra Monger shows you how just a few basic cutters can be used to great effect to make a huge range of decorated cakes, from a stunning yet simple wedding cake to a magical fairy castle cake. There are 13 gorgeous designs to choose from in a variety of contemporary styles, each accompanied by step-by-step instructions, a comprehensive materials lists, and a fabulous photograph of the finished cake. The book also includes a useful guide to the various cake coverings and edibles used, including handy recipes for making your own; information on the materials and tools you need; and a basic techniques section on how to cover a cake, using different types of cutter, and creating a textured finish. This is a must-have resource for beginners as well as more accomplished sugarcrafters looking for ideas and inspiration for decorating cakes using cutters in fun and imaginative ways.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • ANQOQ
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    Stephanie Weightman spent months researching ways to paint convincing pictures on cakes with more subtlety and depth than had ever be achieved before. She came up with this exciting new technique using edible powder food colours with edible varnish.

    She begins by showing how to cover chocolate cakes, fruit cakes, Victoria sponges and cupcakes (recipes supplied) with sugapaste, royal icing, sugarpaste sheets or chocolate. Then she shows how to double-load a varnish-dipped brush with two colours, then demonstrates a variety of brush strokes to create beautiful leaves and petals with a fresh, 3D appearance, which are used to paint sunflowers, roses, rosebuds, berries, stems, tendrils and bows. There are then fourteen stunning step-by-step projects including shaped cakes, tiered cakes, mini cakes and cupcakes, decorated with an amazing array of flowers and styles.

    Readers will have all the skills and techniques to produce any of these amazing creations, including Teardrop Cakes, a Pansy Cake, Autumn Rose Wedding Cake, Lace Fancies, Easter Lilies painted on chocolate, a Dragonfly Cake, Lavender Cupcakes, a cake covered in 3D decoupaged sugarcraft sheet butterflies and a Black and White Wedding Cake in a stunning, elegant style that would look great for a civil ceremony or wedding.