75 Sugar Flowers: A Beautiful Collection of Easy-to-Make Floral Cake Toppers

75 Sugar Flowers: A Beautiful Collection of Easy-to-Make Floral Cake Toppers

By: Helen Penman (author)Paperback

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With a wide range of amazingly lifelike flowers to choose from,using methods including pulled, wired, piped, molded, and cutter, there is something to inspire both the expert and amateur alike. Select your cake decorating technique, from fondant or frosting to marzipan or chocolate, and discover how to turn your baked treats into culinary masterpieces. Each flower is presented in a dynamic "exploded" view, clearly showing the individual components and how they fit together. The book includes: step-by-step photography and easy instructions; guidance on essential techniques and materials; recipes and crucial cake-making skills to allow even the beginner to make the perfect cake.

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About Author

Helen Penman began her cake-making career when her triplets were two years old: she had ordered a cake for her father's birthday and it was a huge disappointment - so she decided to try it herself. That was 18 years ago! Helen now designs for an international sugarcraft magazine Cakes and Sugarcraft alongside her cake artistry business "Too Nice To Slice." This is her fifth book, and her previous titles include Squires Kitchen's Guide to Cake Shaping (Squires Group, 2011), Fondant Modeling for Cake Decorators (Firefly, 2011), and 100 Fondant Animal Cake Toppers (Firefly, 2012).


Prelims (5 pp) Tools, Recipes & Techniques (20 pp) Tools and Equipment All of the tools and equipment you need for the projects are introduced and explained. Recipes and Ingredients Recipes and instructions on making the perfect cake or cupcake Cake fillings and suggestions Troubleshooting. Cake and Cupcake making Techniques Essential information, including shortcuts Preparation of cake tins, baking, and storage Discussion on choice of cupcake case, embellishments, cake shapes, and side designs Tips on how to bake identical cupcakes and the perfect sponge/fruitcake. making flowers How to use fondant, modeling paste, floral paste, frosting, modelling chocolate, and marzipan Techniques required to make pulled flowers, cutter flowers, piped flowers, and free hand flowers Decoupage Brush embroidery Painting Stenciling Making stamens and glazing leaves Creation of appropriate foliage Wiring of flowers to create a spray Discussion on creating a balanced flower design using either wired or unwired flowers or a combination of both. FLOWER DIRECTORY (116 pp) Step-by-step photography and written instructions for each flower. The projects involve beginner, intermediate, and advanced flower-making techniques, while some flowers can be made in different ways depending on your skill level. The flowers featured are organized by media and include: fondant Lilac Bluebell Chincherinchee Freesia Geranium Honeysuckle Lily Stephanotis Honesty Peony Pine cones Gardenia Frosting Chrysanthemum Holly Forget me not Daisy Thistle Daffodil Heather Blossoms Pansy Poppy Sunflower Gerbera Chocolate Carnation Iris Brambles Lily of the valley Mimosa Michelmas daisy Roses Fantasy flowers Tulip Hydrangea Marzipan Brambles Holly Orchid Poinsettia Primrose Dogwood Daphne Mistletoe Cala lily Hydrangea Star of Bethlehem Resources, Index & Credits (3 pp)

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/02/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781782210573
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781782210573
  • ISBN10: 1782210571

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