Indulge in this fresh and contemporary collection of irresistible cakes to suit every romantic occasion. Expert cake decorator May Clee-Cadman of Maisie Fantaisie guides you through the whole process of how to make a stacked cake as well as how to make mini cakes, cupcakes and cookies, all on a romantic theme. The book includes guidance on the tools and equipment you need for baking and cake decorating and shows you how to line a cake tin. The recipes section contains a vanilla sponge recipe, a carrot cake recipe, a traditional fruit cake recipe and a chocolate fudge cake recipe, along with advice on how to adapt recipes to make smaller or larger cakes. May then guides you through how to level and fill a cake, how to ice a cake and cake board and how to stack a tiered cake with dowels. The projects in the book are split into three chapters, Sweet Nothings, Look of Love and Young Love, each with four main cake designs and additional smaller projects to complement the main cake. Choose from a beautiful Forget-me-not cake with coordinating hanging cookies, a stunning stacked Victoria sponge cake blocked with fresh fruit and flowers, an elegant Wedgwood inspired butterfly design with pretty coordinating cupcakes, and an amazing Audry Hepburn-inspired polka dot mini cake tower with pretty daisy cookies to match, and many more beautiful yet achievable cakes for weddings, engagements, anniversaries, loved-ones’ birthdays, Valentines and more. Packed with advice and clear photographs of every step, this book will teach you how to pipe with royal icing and with buttercream, how to work with fondant sugarpaste, how to make sugar flowers and more, to make your cake creations shine.The author not only shows you how to decorate cakes with ease, but also advises you on the best way to transport, display and serve your cakes so the result is perfect from start to finish.
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