Mich Turner, owner of the Little Venice Cake Company and award-winning cake designer presents her ultimate masterclass in cake baking and decorating.
Covering every aspect of baking and decorating with easy-to-follow instructions, this book is ideal for both the beginner baker and the seasoned cake decorating veteran. Baking basics are introduced in the Cake Recipes chapter, with sweet treats to suit every occasion; from classic sponge, to decadent chocolate, and traditional fruit and ginger cakes. These recipes form the blank canvas on which Mich Turner works her magic, as she explains step by step how make delicious frostings and fillings, as well as how to cover and stack your cakes in preparation for decorating. In the Masterclass chapter, Mich shares her decorating secrets with succinct tutorials to teach advanced decorating techniques, from moulding realistic sugar paste roses to hand-painted designs and delicate ribbon loops. The stunning Cake Gallery section showcases the techniques developed in the Masterclass, with a delectable range of desserts for every occasion: from tiered creations with piped lace to chocolate glitter roses, from hand-painted flowers to moulded Christmas candy canes. This book demystifies cake decorating, making it accessible and fun. If you have never dared to bake and decorate a cake or if you are simply looking for inspiration, Mich Turner has created the perfect book for you.
Mich Turner MBE is a trained Food Scientist and owner of the Little Venice Cake Company. Over the years she has developed an impressive client list for corporate events including BAFTA and Madame Tussaud's, as well as for private clients and celebrities including David Beckham, Gordon Ramsey, Madonna and Sir Paul McCartney. She has a hugely successful business ranging from cookery classes at the Langham Hotel in London to a line of cakes available in Sainsbury's, Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
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