Party Cakes: 45 Fabulous Cakes for All Occasions, with Easy Ideas for Children's Cakes

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New Holland Publishers, 2006 - Cooking - 144 pages
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Carol Deacon's Party Cakes is jam-packed with practical information and all you need to know to make 45 fun novelty cake designs to delight and surprise grown-ups and children alike. The book opens with an Introduction to Sugarpaste which guides the reader through the use of sugarpaste, while a comprehensive Troubleshooting section will help ensure good results. A series of tried-and-tested basic cake recipes, fillings and coverings used in the projects is followed by a basic techniques and equipment section. Many of the cakes featured can be decorated very quickly and are fabulous whatever the occasion, whether it is for a birthday party, Christmas, Valentine's Day, a Christening or just a celebration of a good school report. There are cakes suitable for all adults, from a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a pair of love birds to cakes for gardeners, birdwatchers and golfers. Children of all ages will love the cakes for their celebrations, from a magical fairytale castle to a football team. These original and colourful cakes which will add excitement and sparkle to any party.

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User Review  - dsdmd - LibraryThing

This has some great ideas for decorating cakes. It is British, however, and some of the terms are different from the US, although most include explanations and/or conversions. Nevertheless, some ... Read full review

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User Review  - alwayscake - LibraryThing

The most useful part for me is making the faces, i.e. expression of your fondant modeling. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Carol Deacon is an experienced cake decorator and demonstrator who began her career in 1992 working with Jane Asher. In 1993 she was the winner of an icing contest sponsored by a leading food magazine and was later appointed cake consultant to an international chain store. She is the author of the highly successful Quick and Easy Novelty Cakes, No-Time Party Cakes, and Party Cakes for Children also published by New Holland. Carol also writes regularly for various food magazines including Cake Craft and Decoration and demonstrates regularly on television. She lives in Flitwick, Bedfordshire

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