Whether for an adult or child, cakes bring a smile to every event, adding the finishing touch to a celebration. 500 Cake Decorating Motifs guides you through how to make hundreds of decorations from dainty flowers to novelty animals.
Shelly Baker is a cake designer and demonstrator. Her love for baking began making children's birthday cakes and has since turned into a thriving business. In March 2012, Mrs. Baker's Cake School was set up, now teaching more than 600 students from all over the world. She is an expert in her field writing tutorials for cake- and cupcake-based magazines for both Immediate Media and Anthem publishing. Shelly's individual style of quirky cake design has won her an award at the Cake International Show.
PRELIMS ( 5pp) INTRODUCTION (20pp) Introduction to sugarcraft and how to decorate a variety of cakes with impressive results. CHAPTER ONE: CAKE DECORATING BASICS (40pp) This chapter gives you all the essential information about cake decorating tools and techniques with a guide to show you the basics of cake preparation. Includes several base recipes for cakes and cupcakes. CHAPTER TWO: BUTTERCREAM (25pp) Buttercream styling for both covering and decorating a cake. Butter creamed cakes are always popular and this chapter will guide you through the perfect finish. Buttercream styling for both covering and decorating a cake. CHAPTER THREE: FLOWERS (25pp) From natural rose buds to fantasy styled flowers there is something for every occasion in this chapter. CHAPTER FOUR: ANIMALS (25pp) Animals can be cute and fun or scary and Jurassic. This chapter will help you cater for even the naughtiest of monkeys. CHAPTER FIVE: OCCASIONS (25pp) A design for many of the most popular occasions throughout the year. New Year to Christmas and everything in between. CHAPTER SIX: FUN COLOURING TECHNIQUES (25pp) Use colour to bring our cakes to life. CHAPTER SEVEN: EMBELLISHMENTS (25pp) Finishing touches to bring any cake. This chapter includes tutorials on bows, tassels, labels, buttons and so much more. CHAPTER EIGHT: LETTERS & NUMBERS (25pp) You know how to decorate your cake, now find out how to finish it perfectly with names and ages. CHAPTER NINE: RECIPES (45pp) This list of recipes allows you to put you new-found decorating skills into practice! INDEX AND CREDITS ( 3pp)