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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 24 July 2013
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844488834
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  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 315
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $24.95
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Decorating Christmas Cakes


14 spectacular festive designs by Paul Bradford & David Brice

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Book Description

'...this inspiring selection of designs will have you decorating like a professional and wowing your family and friends in no time.' Cakes & Sugarcraft Magazine

Paul Bradford shows how to carve, cover and decorate 14 spectacular cakes for the festive season.

Renowned sugarcrafter, Paul Bradford demonstrates all the skills and techniques needed to decorate stunning cakes for the festive season, full of beauty, impact and humour. He begins by showing step by step how to model basic shapes in sugarpaste, moving on to making a Santa, a penguin and a rose. There is step by step instruction on covering a cake with ganache, icing a cake and board and applying a ribbon. Then it is on to fourteen amazing projects including a hilarious Snowball Fight, beautiful Angel cake, stunning Winter Ruffle with modelling chocolate, a cute Teddy Bear cake, an Igloo with cute, funny penguins, a stunning Christmas Wedding Cake, White Out in which Santa has a spectacular sleigh crash, hilarious and whimsical Christmas Down Under showing Santa on his holidays, Exploding Santa in which he bursts out of the cake itself, a beautiful Topsy-Turvy Wedding Cake and a traditional Gingerbread House cake. The cake designs are the star here, and everything you need to know from carving the cakes into shape, covering, icing and decorating them is shown step by step so that quite sensational cakes can be created using simple techniques.

About the Author

About Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford runs the hugely successful Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School with his partner David Brice. Their mission is to 'Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams' by providing a range of cake decorating courses and on-line tutorials. They have a huge following both online as well as for their residential sugarcraft courses in the Scottish Highlands.

About David Brice

David Brice is the Co-Founder and Lead Pro Tutor at the Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School. David has been with Paul throughout his journey which started in a small back street unit behind a bakery in 2002 to growing the business to include seven outlets and 35 staff. 

David also runs the back room side of the business looking after the strategy, policy and finance side of things. Planning is a key part of David’s role, which he always finds challenging when amongst creative people!


Machine Knitting Monthly

Discover how to create 14 spectacular cakes for the festive season. Everything you need to know from carving the cakes into shape to covering, icing and decorating them is shown step-by-step, so sensational cakes can be created using simple techniques.

Cake Craft & Decoration

14 chocolate sponge and ganache coated Christmas cake designs. These seasonally themed designs are mainly novelty styles and include full step-by-step pictures and templates so you can create your own versions. Written by Paul and David who run the very successful Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School.

Cakes & Sugarcraft Magazine

A great starting point for beginners looking to expand their skills during the festive season, this new title from expert sugarcrafters Paul Bradford and David Brice explains how to decorate Christmas cakes from start to finish. With detailed instructions for carving, covering and modelling, this inspiring selection of designs will have you decorating like a professional and wowing your family and friends in no time.

I must admit, I am a bit of a bore when it comes to decorating my Christmas cake. I make a delicious homemade, gluten free cake these days, but when it comes to icing, I go for plain marzipan then Royal icing, nothing fancy, not even a Santa in sight. Here is the just the book I need to get my creativity flowing onto my cake. This is a fantasy wonderland of cake decoration with the particular theme of Christmas. It starts with all the know-how of cake construction and the materials you need. There is a cake recipe (sadly no gluten free alternative) and different ways to decorate it. This recipe is also shown as a video on the publishers website. There are step by step instructions for using and decorating with sugar paste; layering and covering a cake with ganache and icing. The decorated cakes are fabulous and suited for different party themes kids Xmas, celebration, family and so on. I am speechless at the awesome Angel Cake, it looks too good to touch, same with the White Chocolate Ruffle these cakes make a real impression. Kids will love Teddy Bear, Igloo, Santas Face. There are even Christmas Wedding Cakes and the classic Gingerbread House but like the best youve ever seen. It is a fun book, full of 14 different cake recipes, youll want to make time and again. Every cake has step by step instructions with good photography. Templates are provided for the cakes. Its amazing, dont miss it.

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