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Alan Dunn's Creative Cakes [Hardcover]

Alan Dunn
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Book Description

22 Dec 2012
Cake decoration is an art that can turn your everyday baking into a beautiful display of skill and creativity. With the right instruction anyone can learn how to create marvellous designs following fun, quick and innovative techniques. Alan Dunn's "Creative Cakes" covers a variety of cake decorating methods, ranging from more elaborate designs to several simple and straightforward ideas that can be followed by the amateur cake decorator with ease. The featured concepts are suitable for a variety of occasions, including wedding, engagement, anniversary and birthday cakes and a special section guides the reader through simple step-by-step instructions for elegant and stylish flower decorations. If you are looking for the most inspired and innovative cake decoration ideas, this book will exceed your expectations.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd; Ill edition (22 Dec 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780090447
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780090443
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 21.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 256,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alan Dunn started cake decorating at an early age. He has become one of the sugarcraft world's leading authors and is hugely respected for his artistic approach in creating lifelike sugar and cold porcelain flowers. Alan is an accredited demonstrator for The British Sugarcraft Guild. He teaches and demonstrates across Europe, as well as the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Japan and South Africa. He lives in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Some interesting new ideas in sugarcraft 4 Jan 2013
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Another good book from Alan Dunn. The introduction, materials, equipment, techniques and recipes are similar to his other books but very useful if this is the first of his books that you have owned.

The flowers shown range from the simple pulled flower to his signature flowers, so there is something for every skill level. He also shows foliage, coral and fantasy buttterflies to complement the flowers.

The section on 'Cakes and Sprays' includes ideas for the ubiquitous cup cake; embossing and cocoa painting; marzipan flowers; 'pressed' sugar flowers; rice paper decorations; stencilling and decorations using paper-punches on finely rolled flowerpaste. Templates are provided at the back of the book together with a list of suppliers. There are some good and innovative ideas.
If you collect Alan Dunn's books then this is a must have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another lovely book from Alan Dunn 22 Jan 2013
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It's always lovely to see a new book out from Alan Dunn, however this book may have some repeats (since I have all his books!) It's still a great book with a lot of excellent flowers and really good instructions. I'm looking forward to the next book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Alan Dunn's Creative Cakes 30 Jan 2013
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a very nice book with some new techniques,beautiful flowers and arrangements.
The Master of colours, again a book you must have !!
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4.0 out of 5 stars More flowers than cakes 30 Jun 2013
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With Alan Dunn you know it will always be very flower based, if you have his other book this one shows very little different, just variations on a theme. Some stunning crafted flowers though.
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