A vintage look is a classic look, and one you can achieve with ease for your own cakes and cookies using Christina Ludlam's exquisite book. Vintage Cake Decorations Made Easy is a sumptuous and accessible guide to creating sugarpaste masterpieces using modern tips, tricks and techniques that are available to everyone - from professional cake decorators to home bakers. Christina's book is filled to the brim with clear, step-by-step instructions, mouth-watering projects and gorgeous photography, and in it she reveals her secrets to help you create stunning vintage-style cakes that are bound to impress.
The book begins with guidance on how to cover your cakes, colour mixing and essential techniques such as using mould and mats, then leads you through nine stunning and stylish cake-decorating projects that look almost too beautiful to eat! From vintage-style cupcakes to a magnificent wedding cake, you will not believe how easy it is to create a sugarpaste masterpiece.
Christina's career as a professional cake decorator began as a hobby in 1988, and in January 2009 she began teaching at West Nottinghamshire College. Her classes became increasingly popular and in 2012 she launched her own cake decorating school: Cakey Bakey Art Sugarcraft School. In 2013 Christina became involved with one of the leading manufacturers of silicone cake moulds and mats, and began demonstrating their products at Cake International. She later demonstrated at the 38th ICES (International Cake Exploration Societe) Convention, Kentucky, USA, and since then Christina has regularly demonstrated a wide range of sugarcraft products on live TV shows for both the UK and USA. Christina also regularly designs projects, including, so far, two front cover projects for Cake Craft & Decoration magazine. She currently has a following of around 9,000 loyal fans on Facebook.
Introduction 6 Tools 8 Techniques 12 The cakes 34 Vintage-style birthday cake 36 Regency Rose 44 Christmas Cake 50 Vintage cupcakes 58 English Rose 64 Vintage Couture 78 Garden Cake 92 Memory Box 104 Wedding Cake 110 Recipes 120 Index 128