Learn to pipe 100 different buttercream blooms to adorn your cakes and cupcakes with this complete visual reference guide from the world's most talented buttercream artists. Described by Chef Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes as "hugely aspirational yet completely approachable," the authors demonstrate how to build up each flower using simple piping techniques that even the novice cake decorator will be able to achieve. Learn how to make stable buttercream icing, get advice on colouring and flavouring, and all the basic cake decorating techniques you need, then discover 100 diverse buttercream flowers in step-by-step photographic detail. You will also find five full cake decorating projects demonstrating how you can use your newfound flower piping skills to create stunning cake designs. With expert instruction from the best buttercream teachers in the world, and a huge range of flowers to try, this book is the ultimate reference to piping flowers in buttercream and will be a cake decorating classic for years to come.
Masters of buttercream art Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong left the Philippines in 2008 to work in the UK in the medical field. After learning how to make cupcake bouquets in 2011 they launched their business, Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes, and have since won numerous top international awards for their amazing buttercream designs. They teach classes in Europe, Asia and the US and headline at cake events around the world. Their first book, The Contemporary Buttercream Bible, charted at No.1 in cake decorating on Amazon just days after its release, and has already been translated into German and Spanish. They live in London. www.queenofheartscouturecakes.com
Introduction Buttercream Basics Basic buttercream recipe Equipment Nozzles Colouring Covering cakes Filling a piping bag Piping Advice Basic Petal Strokes FLOWERS White Pink Magenta Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple Violet Leaves PROJECTS Contemporary Cake Opulent Cake Ombre Cake Rustic Cake Vintage Cake Suppliers Acknowledgments About the authors Index