Fabulous Party Cakes and Cupcakes, by award-winning cake decorator Carol Deacon, is a perfect beginner's introduction to the often intimidating world of cake decorating, sugarcraft and fondant. Carol provides simple step-by-step instructions that anyone can use regardless of experience level. Whether it's an elegant Chocolate Butterfly cake, a Silly Soccer cake or colourful racing cars on frosted cupcakes, Deacon has a cake or cupcake for any occasion. Birthdays, baby showers, anniversary celebrations or any opportunity for a party will be transformed by a fabulously decorated cake or cupcake. Deacon includes her secrets and tips for baking delicious, moist cakes and cupcakes and then details the process for combining frosting with imagination to create a feast for the eyes and the taste buds.
Carol Deacon began her cake decorating journey when a friend asked her to make a birthday cake and the combination of cake and creativeness sparked an enthusiasm for the craft. She has written for cake and food magazines such as Cake Craft and Decoration and BBC Good Food and has given demonstrations of her cake craft on TV. Carol lives in Hertfordshire, England with her husband, three children and a very sticky kitchen.