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By Alan Dunn, 144 pages (HB).Contents: There is a cake for every occasion: whether you are celebrating a wedding, christening, engagement, anniversary or birthday, one of Alan's elegantly understated cakes will form the centrepiece of any celebration. After a comprehensive introduction to all things sugarcraft comes a chapter on flower, foliage and fruit build-ups, which breaks down the assembly of each into manageable and easy-to-follow steps. Next follows a chapter on cakes, showcasing 18 celebratory cakes made using the components featured in the previous chapter. If you're looking for the ultimate guide to sugarcrafting, this book won't fail to impress.
By Alan Dunn, 144 pages (HB). Contents: Two in one book, Book One: Floral Wedding Cakes and Sprays. Book Two: Sugar Flowers for all Seasons. Heavenly scent- rue, tuberose. Orchid inspiration- Phaius orchid, good-luck palm. Gerbera wedding cake: Red ink plant, gerbera, Pure Elegance: Arum lily, chinese jasmine.Magical: Sweet Pea. Lily of the valley wedding cake. Midsummer wedding: japenese honeysuckle, common honeysuckle, rosemary. Floral rhapsody: Ranunculus. Medieval winter wedding: Hypericum,amaryllis, ruscus. Summer garden wedding:cosmos, bells of Ireland, oriental hybrid lily. Hearts entwined:agapanthus, solomon's seal. Cheerful harmony: Iceland poppy. Winter solstice wedding: helebore, dendrobium orchid, photinia, eucalyptus. Peony wedding cake. Autumn haze: Guernsey lily, shining euphorbia, rose. Groom's cake: Evening primrose. Midsummer night's dream. Floral romance. Florist's flowers, exotic flowers, garden flowers, wild flowers. Templates
By Lesley Herbert, 144 pages.Contents: Agapanthus, alstroemaria, anemone, aster, azalea, bluebell, brush embroidery, carnation, chincherinchee, chrysanthemum, cymbidium, daffodil, dendrobium, eucalyptus, forget-me-not, freesia, fuchsia, hogarth arrangement, holly, honeysuckle, ivy, jasmine, jewellery boxes, lily, lily of the valley, Michaelmus daisy, mimosa, narcissus, orchids, Peruvian lily, pincushion flower, poinsettia, pollen, primrose, rhododendrum, rose, scabious, silver wattle, chincherinchee, stephanotis, sweet pea. Templates
By Alan Dunn, 144 pages (HB).Contents: Orchid and Lotus, Dendrobium nobile orchid, carnation, clary sage, green lotus pods. Bright yellow: daffodil, forsythia, daphne, hebe. Young hearts: Pomegranate. Oriental Poppy cake: Oriental poppy, nomocharis lily, African corn lily. Purple passion: Gustavia, petrea, calathea. Daylily wedding cake: Daylily, red gooseberry vine, Grevillea foliage and chilli peppers, ivy. Jaime's summer cake: Rose, grape vine leaves, bouganvillea, sweet pea. Peony wedding cake: Chinese peony, fressia, codiaeum foliage. Fedility: Dahlia, honesty seed head, coleus. Tulipa: Parrot tulip. Blushing bride: Blushing bride protea, tillandsia moss. Christmas kisses: mistletoe.Recipes, equipment, techniques, colouring,templates.
By Nicholas Lodge & Janice Murfitt, 256 pages. Contents: 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. Equiment, Fruit cakes, Sugarpaste,sponge cakes, marzipan, royal icing, quick icings and frostings, introduction to piping, piping tchniqus, icing runouts, ribbons, designing a cake, cake boards, sugar moulding, frills and flounces, run-out borders and collars, lettering, tulle, modelling.
By Nicholas Lodge, 256 pages. Contents: The advanced book in this two volume course is for the experienced decorator who wishes to test and expand their skills. It covers decorating with chocolate, chocolate eggs and figures, marzipan figure modelling,pastillage and sugar miniatures, tube embroidery, broderie anglais, lace, brush embroidery, extension work, creating emboidery and lace designs, bas relief and smocking, filigree, advanced figure piping, advanced and freestanding runouts, introduction to sugar flowers, pulled flowers, cutter flowers, wild flowers, making sugar flowers from fresh samples, flower sprays and corsages, competitions and commissions.The book concludes with a section on how to use the skills acquired to enter competitions and cost, design and prepare individual cakes for sale.
By Nicholas Lodge & Mararet Ford, 200 pages. Contents: The third title in the series provides an update in the latest sugarcraft techniques, equipment and products. Chapters include using moulds and cutters, creating fabric effects, modelling, needlework in sugar and sugar flowers. There are both traditional and contemporary sugarcraft designs for all manner of celebrations. This is an informative and inspirational guide, an essential companion for all cake decorators.
By Eddie Spence, 320 pages (HB).Contents: A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to decorating cakes with royal icing. Tutorials, techniques and cake projects explained by an expert with over 50 years teaching experience. Cake decorators of all abilities can learn and perfect the skills and techniques required for royal icing. There are ten step-by-step tutorials which take the reader through everything from simple scrolls and pressure piping to advanced techniques such as extension work and oriental string work. A collection of cake projects gives the reader the opportunity to put skills into practice.
By Claire Webb, 80 pages.Contents: 25 step-by-step projects for simple garden flowers. Contents: Basic recipes, freesia, sunflower,carnation, open rose, rose, iris, viola, primrose, daffodil, daisy, holly and ivy, Christmas rose, lily, poppy, honeysuckle, snowdrop, periwinkle, cherry blossom, cyclamen, anemone, sweet pea, winter aconite, clematis, acorn and oak, forget-me-not, arranging sprays, templates.
By Alan Dunn, 144 pages (HB).Contents: Alan's stunning lifelike floral arrangements are simply breath taking. The Flower Chapter looks at 40 flower and foliage build ups and shows you how to create all the most popular classic flowers, along with more unusual and exotic ones. Next follows a chapter on sprays and arrangements, showing you how to put together beautiful displays that can be used as table decorations from the flowers you have learnt to make. Finally the Cakes chapter showcases 14 elegant themed cake designs, from Wedding and Valentine cakes to Anniversary and Birthday Cakes. Along with practical information on everything you need to know about sugarcrafting, this is your one-stop guide to all things sugacraft.
By Alan Dunn, 144 pages (HB).Contents: Equipment, techniques and recipes. Rose hips, mock orange, dissotis, rothmania, akebia, tweedia dancing ladies ginger, kumquat, polyantha, paphia, hawaiian swinging pea, coffee,auricular, rose, fiddle-head fern, croton foliage, iris, pavonia, spathoglottis orchid, brassia orchid, dillenia, michelia, magnolia, snake vine, oncoba, milkweed, cymbidium orchid, lotus, hibiscus, gloriosa lily.Cakes: siamese cat, trail blazer, coffee cake, bucks fizz, singapore sling, exotic white wedding cake, orchid trail wedding cake, everlasting love, mother's day, flight of fancy, fleurs-de-lys, pink paradise, snake vine cake, elegance, sugar butterflies. Templates.
By Alison Proctor, 128 pages.Contents: Equipment, techniques and recipes. Flowers: anemone, bluebell, broom, carnation, crysanthemum, lematis, cornflower, cyclamen, daffodil, daisy, dianthus, eustoma, fresia, gerbera, iris, magnolia, mock orange blossm, open roae, pansy, rose, scabious, snowdrop, tulip, white heather, witch hazel. Leaves: alchmilla, rust-back fern. Presentation and arranging. Cake projects, cutters and templates.
By Paddi Clark, 128 pages (HB).Contents: A step-by-step guide to getting started in sugar floristry. Techniques for Acacia, alstroemaria, calla lily, carnation, cherry blossom, corn poppy, cymbidium orchid, dog rose, mini orchid, Japanese quince, Japonica, magnolia, daisy, rose, sweet pea, tulip. Leaves = bamboo, bear grass, cotinus coggygrie,enonymus, euphorbia, gingko, ivy, mahonia, seencio and wheat.
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