Professional Cake Decorating

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Wiley, Sep 18, 2006 - Cooking - 368 pages
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Everything you need to create stunning cake decorations

Cake decorating is an art with specific skills that must be studied and practiced before they can be mastered. Professional Cake Decorating is the first guidebook, reference, and at-your-fingertips resource to the special methods and techniques unique to cake decorating.

Professional Cake Decorating is:

  • a comprehensive set of lessons designed to teach the skills needed in cake decorating, including basic, intermediate, and advanced piping skills; hand modeling; and gumpaste flowers
  • a powerful tool for making dramatic improvements in the overall look and design of cakes
  • a valuable training handbook and resource for bakers and decorators
  • a comprehensive reference of successful professional skill sets

Using more than 200 step-by-step and finished cake color photographs, as well as over 125 illustrations, this highly visual book covers a wealth of techniques for cake borders, piped flowers, cake writing and piping, royal icing designs, marzipan fruits and figurines, rolled icing, floral patterns, petit fours, gumpaste floral art and design, and much more. Thorough coverage also includes such foundation skills as making shells, rosettes, reverse shells, zigzags, fleur-de-lis, rope, garlands, scrolls, rosebuds, and other confectionary designs.

Complete with more than three dozen tried-and-tested recipes, Professional Cake Decorating is the only book that places the rewards of thirty years of training, traveling, teaching, and private practice in your hands! It is a must-have for today's bakers, cake decorators, specialty shop owners, and independent cake designers.

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Professional Cake Decorating

User Review  - Staff - Book Verdict

Master cake designer Garrett offers a step-by-step guide to acquiring the necessary skills (piping, icing, pastillage, and more) for becoming a pro at cake decorating. An especially good choice for libraries serving professional chefs or culinary school students. Read full review

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User Review  - Syahira Sharif - Goodreads

Its a good book to find ideas. But the problem is, you can't learn this from a book. Read full review

About the author (2006)

TOBA GARRETT heads the department of cake decorating and design at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She is the author of The Well-Decorated Cake and Creative Cookies: Delicious Decorating for Any Occasion. She is a member of International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES) and former president of the Confectionary Arts Guild of New Jersey.

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