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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexi
  • Publication: 19 July 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217541
  • Carton Qty: 24
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 750
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.95
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Cake Decorating for Beginners


24 stunning step-by-step cake designs for all occasions by Stephanie Weightman & Christine Flinn

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Book Description

The ultimate compendium of cake decorating techniques for avid amateur bakers everywhere.

Cake Decorating for Beginners combines nuggets of advice and popular projects from books in the Modern Cake Decorator series.

You are taken through the whole process from the initial bake to icing your cake with those final embellishments.

Expert cake decorators Christine Flinn, Sandra Monger and Stephanie Weightman pool their knowledge to help you with stencilling, using cutters, piping and painting.

Table of Contents

Materials and tools6
Techniques 14
The Cakes 50-153
Sunflower Cake50
Toy Train54
Indian Inlaid Cake58
Flower Border66
Modern Blackwork72
Poppy Cake80
Chocolate Heart84
Hot-air Balloons86
Rose Basket90
Scrolls and Roses98
Trellis Cake106
Cameo Cake108
Engagement Heart112
Wedding Cake118
Baby Shower122
Pansy Cake124
Summer Bunting128
Summer Roses132
Daisy Cake136
Single Tier Cake with Daisy Flowers138
Falling Leaves142
Lavender Cupcakes146
Patterned Cupcakes150
Lacy Cupcakes152
Templates 154
Index 160

About the Author

About Stephanie Weightman

Having recently won Origin's Celebrity Crafter of the Year award, Stephanie Weightman now shares her expertise on QVC where she is a popular guest presenter and personality. She has worked with big name craft products and developed many new products over the years and she regularly appears on air and online. She runs national creative workshops, appears at major shows and events and has written several books. She is now using her expert papercraft and general craft knowledge in the sugarcraft arena. Stephanie lives in Derbyshire.

About Christine Flinn

Christine Flinn has many years experience as a professional cake decorator, and has been ranked as one of the most skilled in royal icing in the country. As a member of the British Sugarcraft Guild since 1984, she has entered and won many competitions throughout the country, winning numerous gold certificates and trophies. Christine became an Accredited Demonstrator for the British Sugarcraft Guild in 1989, and since then she has earned her living creating designer cakes to order, teaching cake decoration and demonstrating sugarcraft techniques. Piping is her speciality, and she travels extensively throughout the UK, the USA, Italy and Australia, running workshops and demonstrations. Amongst her many other achievements, in 2009 she created a wedding cake for a TV advert promoting Coronation Street, in 2011 she was one of the judges for Glamour Italian Cakes wedding cake competition, and in 2014 she was one of the demonstrators at Cake International in London.

Customer review

This book is a gem! Great, easy to understand step by step instructions, with lots of lovely photos. I have already made one of the projects and it turned out really well, (and even looked like the picture in the book!) A great book if you are new, or even experienced in cake decorating. 

Customer review

Very well presented book with excellent photography and clear instruction.

Yes, you would need to buy some tools but if you wished to progress with cake decorating as a hobby you would need them regardless.

Excellent book to kick start a great new hobby.

Customer review

I love this book. It is a great step by step guide to cake decorating for beginners or advanced cake decorating. The cake designs are modern and theres something for all occasions. So many new skills and techniques.
Brilliant book.

Customer review

The first thing to mention is that this book contains material from previous Search Press books, so if you own 'Painting Flowers on Cakes', 'Stencilling on Cakes', 'Using Cutters on Cakes' or 'Piping on Cakes' this might not be the book for you.
The book is well illustrated and contains many helpful hints and tips but many of the projects seem to need a lot of equipment suggesting it is aimed at bakers with some experience rather than complete beginners. The authors have given permission for the projects in the book to be used for selling for charity which is a nice touch. 

Customer review

There are some lovely designs for cakes in this book, but extra specialist equipment is required for most designs that the usual amateur home baker may not have in their cupboard, e.g. stencils, brushes, moulds etc. There are a couple of designs in this book that I have seen before in other books, but if you are new to cake decorating books this one contains a range of skills to try so may be good for a starter book. 

Customer review

This is a useful guide for beginners with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and photos. Lots of different techniques featured but you will need to buy additional materials to get started with most ideas. There is a useful guide for the materials you will need and handy templates in the back of the book. 

Craft Focus

Search Press has two baking titles out this autumn. Ideal for new starters, Cake Decorating for Beginners (£12.99) combines nuggets of advice and popular projects from across the Modern Cake Decorator series. The compendium features contributions from Christine Finn, Sandra Monger and Stephanie Weightman, who pool their knowledge to help with stenciling, cutters, piping and painting.

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