Cakes to Inspire and Desire


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Cakes to Inspire and Desire
Learn how to make over 35 unique cake designs, from mini cakes and simple shapes to beaded delights and fabulous flowers.

With this comprehensive guide you will master all the essential cake decorating techniques needed to create beautiful celebration cakes that are as desirable as they are delicious. Expert tips and techniques, easy shortcuts and extra design ideas from Lindy Smith, author of the bestselling The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible, help to ensure that your cake is picture perfect every time. Also includes instructions for using cake jewellery, decorating exquisite coordinating mini cakes, and baking and assembling stylish, wow-factor ‘wonky cakes’.

Inside Cakes to Inspire and Desire:

Cake Decorating Techniques
– this section of the book includes full, easy-to-follow cake recipes for baking chocolate, sponge and fruit cakes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, as well as baking mini cakes and assembling tiered cakes. It also includes instructions for making and using sugarpaste (rolled fondant), buttercream and royal icing, cake jewellery and sugar shapers, and a guide to filling and covering your cakes.

Inspiring Projects – 15 professional-looking cake decorating designs for you to make, from round and square cakes, to creative novelty cakes and ‘wonky cakes’. Each cake comes with it’s own coordinating mini cake designs that you can make to accompany the main cake, or as quick projects on their own.

Be inspired to create celebration cakes that are as desirable as they are delicious!

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Dimensions 220 × 280 mm

Cake Decorating




Lindy Smith


David & Charles

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