The Gilded Cake: The golden rules of cake decorating for metallic cakes

The Gilded Cake: The golden rules of cake decorating for metallic cakes

By: Faye Cahill (author)Hardback

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Make cakes that sparkle with this comprehensive guide to metallic cakes from leading wedding cake designer Faye Cahill. Faye begins by exploring all the different materials available to the modern cake decorator, from gold leaf to edible paint, food-grade sprays, edible glitters, lustre dusts, edible sequins and more, then shows you in step-by-step detail the techniques you need for success. Twelve stunning gilded cake projects follow, showing you how to put your newfound skills to use on creative cake designs, each with an accompanying smaller project that is perfect for beginners to tackle before attempting the larger cake. Create spectacular cakes that shimmer and shine with this unique must-have guide.

About Author

Faye Cahill has been a professional cake decorator for more than 20 years. Her company, Faye Cahill Cake Design, is based in Sydney, Australia. Faye's design aesthetic pairs tailored, refined looks with fine detailing and stylized flowers. Her work has been featured in trade magazines such as Cake Masters and online trend-spotting blogs like CakeGeek, as well as in wedding blogs and publications, including, Style Me Pretty and Modern Wedding. Faye has a passion for teaching her techniques in local and international workshops, as well as on Craftsy.


Introduction Recipes: ganache, meringue, royal icing, edible glaze Equipment: essential tools and equipment required for multiple cake projects Edible Materials: gumpaste, fondant, cornflour, piping gel, wafer paper, chocolate, edible beads Metallic Materials: lustre dusts, aerosol sprays, gold and silver leaf, dragees, glitter METALLIC TECHNIQUES Painting: lustre wash and mixing colours, hand painting, transferring a design, calligraphy, highlighting Gilding: using gold and silver leaf Airbrushing: flooding, stencilling Applying: edible beads, wafer paper, sequins, dragees, glitter Finishing: alternatives to alcohol, buffing, polishing Golden Rules: designing with metallic in mind 12 stunning step-by-step CAKE PROJECTS using the techniques learned and more GENERAL TECHNIQUES Layering, applying and smoothing ganache Covering with fondant Dowelling and stacking Cake board finishing, icing and trimming cake board Templates, Suppliers, About the Author, Acknowledgments, Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446307113
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781446307113
  • ISBN10: 1446307115

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