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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 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 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 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 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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