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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.
Well-known for her artistic cake designs, Bets of Magnolia Kitchen is a force to be reckoned with. From humble beginnings, she now runs a sweet cafe, wholesale distribution business and online shop delivering her retail products worldwide, while maintaining a strong following on Instagram. As well as her amazingly creative custom cakes, Bets is celebrated for her macarons, doughnuts, gourmet s'mores and many more mouth-watering treats. In her first cookbook she shares her journey and her widely-sought-after recipes so that you can enjoy the deliciousness at home. With step-by-step instructions for cake decorating and making macarons, and a full range of allergy-friendly recipes, this is a must-have book for anyone interested in baking and eating.
Over 30 baking and cake decorating projects for the latest hot trend in baking, straight from the patisseries of Paris - Eclairs! Choux pastry is often thought of as difficult to make and perfect, but in fact it's the easiest pastry you'll ever make! It's extremely rewarding watching the magic puff that happens inside the oven and it's really easy if you follow the basic rules. Choux pastry is so versatile it can play host to a million different fillings, toppings, shapes and decorations and is equally delicious munched straight off the cooling rack! This beginner-friendly book contains all the choux pastry and eclair recipes you need to get started, along with tasty filling combinations and colourful cake decorating ideas. Bestselling author and former Great British Bake Off finalist Ruth Clemens will show you that you don't have to be a classically trained French pastry chef to make delicious cream cakes for any occasion, including celebration bakes to share. These cake designs look great but are easy to follow and quick to make, with step-by-step advice on piping choux pastry and making sugar flowers and other embellishments to decorate your bakes. Discover how easy it is to make fresh eclairs at home, with simple recipes and techniques that you can recreate with ease. Then take your skills to the next level and create all sorts of other choux pastry shapes, including buns, hearts, towers and rings so you can make delicious desserts such as profiteroles, allumettes, choux cheesecake and more. So whether you fancy rustling up a batch of classic chocolate eclairs or attempting the construction a Croquembouche the size of the Eiffel Tower you'll find all the tips tricks and recipes you'll need right here.
The brilliant new book from Britain's favourite bakery - packed with recipes for extra-special treats and surprises. Delving into the wonderful world of American home-baking, this is a brilliant new collection of recipes from the Hummingbird Bakery. It includes everything from classics you know and love, Buttermilk Pancakes, Shaker Lemon Pie, tunnel of fudge cake, to those you'll love discovering, an indulgent Lady Baltimore cake, sticky Molasses Pecan Crumb Cake, and a chocolate cake with a twist. There are home-made versions of all-American favourites - Vanilla and Chocolate Cookies, Peanut Butter Ice-cream, Toasted Marshmallow Cupcakes - as well as new takes on Hummingbird classics, such as Red Velvet Brownies and Black Bottom Pancakes. With 100 brand new recipes there's something for every baking occasion: from quick pancakes and cookies, to indulgent puddings and ice creams, to show-stopping layer cakes.
Taking the very best recipes for teatime treats from the National Trust, this new edition has been updated and expanded to include more atmospheric colour photography. A wonderful collection of the best recipes for a traditional British tea, from well-known favourites to regional and historic gems that have stood the test of time. Hundreds of recipes for cakes, biscuits, buns, scones, breads, rolls are provided with clear instructions and mouthwatering images. From Herb Bread, Cheese and Celery Whirls and Scarborough Muffins to Melting Moments biscuits, Fat Rascals, Seventeenth-Century Honey Cake and Daniel's Coffee and Drambuie Meringues, there is something for everyone. All the basics of good teatime cooking are covered, including pastry, basic bread-making and pie-making with useful tips on common baking problems and how to avoid them. The author is a leading expert on tea, food and tea history, and she provides not only a brief history of the recipes (some going back centuries) but also the best teas to drink with them. This is the ultimate book for enjoying the wonderful british tradition of an afternoon tea.
Cakes, Bakes and Biscuits is a treasury of modern and classic recipes from the National Trust that you can create in the comfort of your own home, on a lazy Sunday or with the kids. From classic favourites like Victoria sponge and simple fruit cake to treats for children, perfect preserves and even savoury breads and bites, there are over 100 delicious recipes to make and enjoy. These recipes include a variety of cakes, muffins, flapjacks, fancies, scones, tarts, buns, cookies - and even custard cream biscuits! There's a section on savoury bakes too. This book also includes regional favourites such as Barm Brack from Wales, Bath Buns and Banbury Cakes. There are also recipes with fascinating connections to NT properties too - Secretary Tarts from Polesden Lacey and Kedleston Marmalade Cake. With tips and techniques to ensure you get a perfect result every time, Cakes, Bakes and Biscuits is the perfect accompaniment to a classic British teatime.
Baking All Year Round is the second cookbook from Rosanna Pansino, the creator and star of YouTube's most popular baking show, Nerdy Nummies. This cookbook is dedicated to foods for all occasions, from Valentine's Day to Christmas and New Year's Eve. It is fully illustrated with recipes for colourful and creative baked goods, including autumn leaf cookies, red velvet Santa brownies, XOXO churros and many more. Get in the festive mood by creating themed desserts for holidays and special occasion, with family and friends. Whether you're headed to a last minute party or have plenty of time to prepare, this book has everything you'll need to make a lasting impression. There are also several recipes that are either gluten-free, dairy free, or vegan, so there's something for everyone to enjoy and celebrate all year round! Other recipes include: Wine gummy bears (Mother's Day) Mustache Donuts (Father's Day) Reindeer cake (Christmas) Breadstick bones (Halloween) Champagne cupcakes (New Year's) Pumpkin pie cookies (Thanksgiving) Heart-shaped ravioli (Valentine's Day)
"Fruitcake" is a jaunty little collection of heirloom fruitcake recipes selected by Marie Rudisill from a nineteenth-century family farm journal owned by Sook Faulk, a cousin of Rudisill and Truman Capote, who immortalized Sook in his novella, "A Christmas Memory." Rudisill, made famous as "The Fruitcake Lady" on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show," aims to elevate the much-maligned reputation of what she calls "the queen of cakes" in this book, which features 23 enticing recipes, including Peacock Fruitcake, Chocolate Fruitcake, Civil War Fruitcake, Pore Man's Fruitcake, and Farmer's Fruitcake. These are interspersed with pithy facts about fruitcake, an excerpt from "A Christmas Memory," bits of kitchen wisdom and baking tips, and charming family reminiscences, most of which feature Truman and Sook. With a new foreword by cookbook author Jean Anderson, this entertaining volume enriches our experience of southern cooking by raising up one of its least-trumpeted culinary traditions.
Seven genius cake designs that are funny, unique and just a little bit naughty, brought to you by internationally acclaimed sugar artist and bestselling author Maisie Parrish - perfect gifts for grown-up parties and celebrations! Maisie takes readers step-by-step through all of the sugar modelling required to recreate her fabulous cake designs, which include a hunky fireman, a rather risque stripper and the 'calendar girls' - an homage to the famous WI ladies. Each of the cake designs comes complete with mini cake variation so that you can make smaller cakes to suit your event. The book also features a comprehensive guide to using sugarpaste, character modelling techniques, cake recipes, and a list of international cake decorating suppliers. These amazing cake designs are funny with a saucy sense of humour, but not childish, and guaranteed to raise a smile rather than cause offense. They are great for grown-up recipients, a perfect centrepiece for birthdays, hen and stag parties, retirements and other fun occasions.
Learn how to make amazing fondant cake topper designs, with over 65 fun ideas for sugar characters, bases and accessories. Whether it s a pirate with his treasure chest and parrot, or a kitten with a comfy cushion and a ball of yarn to play with, each cake topper design has three unique features for you to make use these individually or mix and match from different designs to create your own unique cake toppers! Basic cake decorating techniques are explained with clear illustrated step-by-step instructions, so everyone can make fun cake toppers for birthdays, weddings and any occasion! From Maisie Parrish, author of the bestselling Fun & Original series!
Based on the book The Power of Sprinkles, this 16-month wall calendar features the extraordinary confections of the masterful cake maker Amirah Kassem. With vivid photographs of Amirah's rainbow explosions, magical unicorns, and other whimsical creations, each day will be a joyful party and a celebration of the imagination.
Winner of the Andre Simon Food Book Award 2011 The ultimate baking compendium from Dan Lepard, the country's foremost baking guru. Dan Lepard's innovative and earthy approach has made him the baker that every top chef wants in their kitchen, and with this utterly dependable how-to-bake book you'll be baking cakes, pastries, breads and cookies like never before. Collecting together Dan's best recipes - and mixing science with old-fashioned kitchen wisdom - Dan has tried and tested almost every baking technique out there. Guiding you through the crispest flatbreads, blue cheese and oatmeal biscuits, gluten-free white loaves, savoury leek and smoked haddock pies, caramel sweets, frostings, simple scones and pumpkin and ginger cupcakes, Short and Sweet uses the newest flours and ingredients and has everything from updates on the classics to the latest in baking for intolerances. If baking is therapy then Dan is your life coach. He'll show you how to improve, what to work on, how to take what is just ok right up to brilliant, without a sweat. No wonder he is the country's cutting-edge baker.
This book features 50 projects, each showcasing at least one different technique; to assist readers to create beautiful cookie creations for all occasions. The projects are grouped according to the icing ingredient used to decorate the cookie, and include a key to indicate the skill level required to complete the project. This book includes simple but impressive designs, such as elegant cookies piped with royal icing, to the more complicated and unusual 3D cookie sculptures! There are also feature spreads that provide a handful of quick and easy cookies to make in moments, with the step-by-step guides making recipes easy to understand. The projects have been designed to suit readers of all skill levels and the beautiful photography of the finished cookies will serve as a design resource for experienced decorators.
Chetna Makan is known for her unique recipes, which introduce colourful spices, aromatic herbs and other Indian ingredients into traditional Western baked favourites. Whether it's a sponge cake with a cardamom and coffee filling; puff pastry bites filled with fenugreek paneer; a swirly bread rolled with citrusy coriander, mint and green mango chutney; or a steamed strawberry pudding flavoured with cinnamon, Chetna's Indian influences will transform your baking from the familiar to the exotic, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Discover rare but precious traditional bakes from India, as well as new spice-infused recipes. Delve into the history of Indian herbs and spices and learn how to match foods and flavours.
An adorable collection of birthday cakes boasting the unique but easily achievable modeling skills of internationally renowned cake designer and sugar modeler Maisie Parrish. Each charming new design is ideal for creating extra-special birthday party cakes or for adding a unique personal touch tailored to the recipient. Includes the ever-popular cupcakes and minicakes and, for the first time, amazing sugarpaste techniques for adding graphic designs to compliment cakes and characters. With simple sugarcrafting techniques, figure modeling instructions and clear step-by-step photography, designs are ideal for both beginner and intermediate sugarcrafters. With over 25 character cake toppers and expert advice on covering, storing and transporting your cake, this is the ultimate birthday cake resource.
Discover easy, accessible, and fun techniques for making beautifully decorated cupcakes with "Cupcake Decorating" This mini-book, filled with the top projects from the best-selling "Cupcake Decorating Lab, " is an inspiring guide starting with basic techniques, such as frosting cupcakes with an offset spatula; using a piping bag and tips; flooding cupcake tops with icing; frosting with chocolate ganache; and tinting buttercream.The projects in the book cover a wide variety of exciting decorating techniques, such as how to make sugared and candied fruit and flower garnishes; stamping, stenciling, and piping on fondant; and scroll work, writing, and borders. You'll also find fun ideas for children, weddings, holidays, entertaining, nature themes, and more. Plus, it's small so you can take it with you anywhere Create the most delicious and stylish cupcakes imaginable with "Cupcake Decorating"
Bake Me I'm Yours... Push Pop Cakes: Fun designs and recipes for 40 push pop cake designs, featuring simple sugarpaste decorations and tasty cake recipes and filling combinations. With easy to follow instructions and full-colour photography, you will learn how to bake and decorate push pop cakes, the most exciting cake decorating craze since cake pops! Design, assemble and embellish all sorts of push pop cakes for birthdays, hen nights, weddings, Christmas, Halloween, and loads of other exciting occasions. These designs look great and are quick to make, with 12 tasty mini cupcake recipes and 12 recipes for fillings and toppings. The perfect gift for every occasion: 4th of July Anniversaries Baby Showers Birthdays Children's Parties Christmas Easter Engagements Father's Day Graduation Halloween Mother's Day New Year Thanksgiving Valentine's Day Wedding Favours ... and more!
Create over 40 simple yet incredibly stylish cakes for every occasion, from weddings and anniversaries, to birthdays, christenings and Christmas. Discover a variety of irresistible cake designs in all colors, shapes and sizes. This title includes a wide selection of sweet cupcakes and gorgeous minicakes to make when time is short.Explore a wide variety of quick and easy sugarcrafting techniques. Beginner and intermediate sugarcrafters will complete the projects with ease, while discovering professional sugarcrafting tricks.Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, simple recipes, and beautiful photography ensure mouthwatering results. Clever packaging ideas are also included to make your cakes look even more desirable.
The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Stencilling: Learn how to use cake stencils to create gorgeous, easy-to-achieve stencilling designs on your decorated cakes, cupcakes and cookies with this stunning booklet of stencilling techniques and designs from the bestselling The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible. Includes sugar and royal icing recipes, instruction for covering cake boards, storing and transporting your decorated cakes, plus all the basic cake decorating and stencilling techniques you need to know, from royal icing stencilling, to using matt dusts and metallic dusts. You will even learn how to make your own stencil! Try out your new stencilling skills with 12 stunning cake designs, featuring stencilled patterns and motifs on celebration cakes, cupcakes and cookies.
Jane Mason wants everyone to know how fun and easy it is to bake bread at home - and how much better it is for you than any store-bought, plastic-wrapped loaf out there. You don't have to have made bread before to start creating delicious loaves. This book explains the basic techniques, and shows you, with step-by-step photography, how simple it is to make a huge variety of breads at home. The recipes come from the four corners of the globe, but they all have one thing in common - they are easy to follow and the result is so much better for you than anything you can buy in shops. Choose from more than 50 recipes, such as pitta bread, soda bread, cinnamon buns, cheese rolls, rye bread and cornbread. Spanning wheat and the myriad other grains used from country to country, this book will teach you how to make bread and understand its unique ability to bring people together to celebrate, share and enjoy it.
This book is a tribute to French Patisserie. It is also a manual to learn how to successfully and easily make traditional French desserts at home. It's written for all people who love to bake and want to do it like the professionals do. From beginners to more advanced, everyone can do it. The author is a professional French pastry chef who wants to share her passion and talent for baking. In this book you will discover: An easy way to make traditional French Patisserie at home. Richly illustrated and simplified step by step recipes and techniques. All the secrets you've always wanted to know about French baking. Professional tips that make baking easier. The classic recipes of French Patisserie. How to impress your friends with your skills at baking traditional French food.
Step-by-step instruction and more than 60 recipes for simple and decorated French macarons. Stylish, picture-perfect and delicious, macarons are the ultimate in pretty sweet treats. Adaptable to any colour scheme or flavouring, these delicate little fancies make the perfect gift or centrepiece for a smart afternoon tea. This gorgeous new book by baking queen, Annie Rigg, gives you step-by-step instructions on how to master the basic macaron recipe so that you always get a crisp exterior, chewy biscuit and flavoursome filling. Annie also supplies the most popular flavour combinations before providing recipes for both traditional, unexpected and mouth-watering options. Flavours include salted caramel, pistachio, lemon, cappuccino, cherry and chocolate, malted milk chocolate, and raspberry and passion fruit. Once mastered, you can try your hand at the beautiful decorated macarons, from pandas to flowers, caterpillars to Chinese lanterns, bagels to tennis balls, these stunning and playful designs will delight and thrill at any occasion.
Turn every baking occasion into a celebration of all your favourite animals, with over 45 delicious recipes for animal-themed cakes, cookies and more! Take a walk on the wild side of baking with this stunning collection of recipes that are baked or decorated in the shape of a whole host of furry friends. From bunny-shaped biscuits to enjoy at Easter, to a fabulous flamingo cake fit for any child's (or big-kid's!) birthday, each recipe is fun to create and tasty to eat. At the beginning of the book you'll find all the basic recipes you need for your animal bakes and, together with must-know decorating tips, you'll be well on your way to mastering the designs for every cute critter. Each chapter is then separated by a different theme. `A Day at the Zoo' features a Snoozy Sloth cake. `Garden Critters' welcomes a Buzzing Bee Hive into your kitchen, while in `Perfect Pets' you'll find an Adorable Pug. Head `On the Farm' for a No-Drama Llama cake or Fluffy Sheep gingerbread and, then, grab your magic whisk for `Fantastical Creatures' where you'll summon rainbow Unicorn Cupcakes and a Jolly Narwhal. Each bake is sure to be the cute and creative centre of every party!
A game-changing collection of over 100 brilliantly simple baking recipes using ONLY 3 ingredients. 'Full of simple and straightforward recipes, even the most inexperienced of bakers will be able to make yummy treats for their friends and family' Mail Online As heard on BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans Breakfast Show . . . _____________ This book makes baking easier than you ever thought possible, with 100 surprising and brilliantly simple recipes for cakes, biscuits, breads, desserts, savoury bakes and frozen treats. * Make deliciously decadent golden shards of honeycomb to fold into ice cream or pile high on a showstopper cake. * Magically fluffy scones for a quintessentially quick cream tea. * Your very own slice of the tropics with dark chocolate and coconut bounty bars. * Or bake crisp, light-as-a-pillow palmier pastries. Delicious French 'palm trees' filled with cinnamon sugar. These are fast, fun and affordable recipes to suit busy lives, small budgets, total beginners, and anyone looking to whip up something delicious at the very last minute, including gluten- and guilt-free options. Once you discover the magic of Three Ingredient Baking, you won't look back. ____________ 'These recipes really work, and they all taste like they have taken five times as long to make' The Times 'Being a star baker? It's so simple . . . recipes that use just three ingredients to make fabulous showstoppers without any fuss' Daily Mail 'We're amazed that you can make so many delicious cakes, bakes and puddings with just three ingredients' Good Food 'Have a sweet tooth but don't have the time or equipment for complicated baking? This book might just have the answer' The Independent 'This engagingly written book would make an ideal present for children who love messing around in the kitchen, or anyone who fancies cooking something tasty with minimum fuss' Daily Mail
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