Tapping into the hottest trend in the cookery-as-craft market right now, this book is crammed with information on the art and craft of using fondant in cake decorating. Fondant is the most popular method in decorating trends because of its smooth surface, vivid colours, and chic finish. You can roll it, cut it out, model, it, and colour it. And author Carol Deacon shows you how.
Decorated cupcakes are a favourite with adults and children, and this book is for you if you want to make vampire cakes for Halloween, or a cupcake tower adorned with cookie-cutter daisies, or give as gifts or favours adorable gum-paste animals or delicate ribbon-embellished porcelain-like flowers. Crammed with over 200 professional fixes, insider tips, and money-saving secrets, content is arranged by topic to enable any crafter to achieve a professional look to their cupcakes, cake pops, or celebration cakes.
Carol Deacon has been decorating and making cakes since 1990 when an old school friend innocently asked her if she could make a birthday cake. Since that first fateful request, Carol has written 11 books, Compendium of Cake Decorating will be number 12! Carol worked for a while at Jane Asher's cake shop in London and has also acted as a cake consultant for a supermarket chain. She has demonstrated her art at all sorts of venues including international cake shows, on television and even once on a cross channel ferry! Carol has also contributed many features for various cake and food magazines both in the UK and abroad.
PRELIMS 5pp INTRODUCTION 2pp CHAPTER ONE: FONDANT BASICS 24pp The beginner's kit Improvising tools Building a collection of tools What is fondant Working with fondant Flavouring fondant Storing fondant Storing models or cakes covered with fondants Storing and transporting fondant decorated cake pops and cupcakes CHAPTER TWO: CAKES AND BOARDS 20pp Sponge cake Slicing the cake and filling the sections with buttercream Coating the outside of a round sponge cake with buttercream Rolling out the fondant Covering a square cake Covering fruitcake Working small scale Double coating Covering number or odd shaped cakes Stacking fondant-covered cakes Covering cake boards with fondant Using boards as hidden supports Using cake boards as background model supports Using cake boards for cupcake displays Ribbons CHAPTER THREE: DECORATIVE TECHNIQUES WITH FONDANT 68pp Painting on fondant Frills and fancies Molds, cutters, and crimpers Piping on fondant Lacework Dotty cake pops and cupcakes Broderie Anglaise Broderie Anglaise cupcakes Writing on fondant CHAPTER FOUR: MODELLING WITH FONDANT 38pp Making fondant figures How to personalise your characters Making fondant animals Making fondant flowers Additional information INDEX & CREDITS 3pp