Nadene Hurst, Julie Springall
If you want a inspiration for a wedding
cake that is a little different then this is the book for you. It's
easy for beginners to understand and the techniques are laid out in
a clear step-by-step manner. The examples included are lovely - even
if you never make a cake, it's a nice book to have and pour over.
had never made a wedding cake, but managed to produce a very different,
conteporary cake for my own wedding day. Easy!
A wedding cake is likely the most memorable
dessert you will ever serve, the piece de resistance at the reception.
Choose it with care, and with guidance from the experts at Victoria.
They and the many breathtaking photos in this luscious, elegant guide,
will help you find inspiration and come up with innovative ways to
make the cake fit snugly into the wedding's overall theme. Once limited
to three tiers set on columns, decorated in white, embellished with
piped sugar frosting, and topped with a miniature bride and groom,
this confection now makes vivid style statements. For example, some
bakers will create a cake to match the colour, texture, and details
of the gown, even mimicking its buttons, bows, ruffles and pleats.
Or, the cake's shape and structure might mirror that of the wedding's
locale - echoing the decor of a fancy hotel room or imitating the
greenery and flora at an outdoors reception. "Sweet detail"
boxes throughout provide invaluable tips, and there's a glossary of
basic cake terminology. From finding a baker to deciding on the right
size to cutting etiquette, all the information you need is contained
in these pages.
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Roses for Cakes
Tombi Peck, Alan Dunn, Tony Warren
Known as the flower of romance, the rose
is the most popular of flowers. Indeed, roses are also the most requested
flower by brides to decorate wedding cakes and to carry in bouquets.
Sugar Roses includes a collection of all the kinds of roses - wild,
climber, rambler, old species and the various modern roses - from
pretty, delicate, five-petalled wild roses to the huge full blown
modern blooms. Grouped in these sections in the book, with every colour
imaginable, the authors have displayed the roses in traditional and
modern settings on cakes and in bouquets, sprays, posies and table
arrangements. There are beautiful celebration cakes, including a spectacular
array of wedding designs. The amazing bouquets and arrangements can
be treasured as keepsakes. Following the latest trends in flower arranging,
there are many innovative ways shown to display roses on cakes and
as arrangements. To ensure success, each rose has a clear step by
step build up photography. In some of the displays, other flowers,
before been published, such as dog-toothed violets, gymea lilies,
sea holly and white ginger, have been included to enhance the roses:
these flowers will also have a build up photograph. (As many sugarcrafters
will already have instructions for some of the roses, this will be
a good feature to promote.) The fabulous new book of floral sugarcraft
has been designed to compliment the true beauty of the rose.
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