Burlesque is a celebration of beauty and decadence, which are incidentally the best qualities of a cake, too! Charlotte White understands this, and has paired these two artforms to create 25 tantalizing cakes and bakes, all inspired by the costumes of genuine burlesque performers and which openly push indulgence, teasing the tastebuds and widening the eyes - after all, the art of Burlseque is the art of putting on a show! This is a baking book for women who are unashamedly feminine but staunchly anti-twee. Starting with basic recipes for the cakes and cookies, these baking and sugar-crafting projects are arranged into four levels of complexity, and written in a clear step-by-step style. Start your burlesque career at the old fashioned Gaiety Theatre, with simple designs for Diamondback Cookies, before progressing to Minsky's Burlesque Theatre for a performance of Tempest Rose Cupcakes. Moulin Rouge offers up Passion Flower Cupcakes, before, finally a fully fledged star, you are ready to try the treats of the Cafe de Paris! Charlotte has one rule by which she lives: indulgence and decadence should be encouraged at all times and in all places - especially the kitchen!
Charlotte White is the passion and artistic hands behind Restoration Cake, one of the most exciting bespoke cake decorating companies in the county. Charlotte has created exquisite creations on behalf of Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Great British institutions such as The Old Vic Theatre and the fabulous Dame Vera Lynn. With her first hardback book, Burlesque Baking, published in February 2014, Charlotte is taking cake decorating to a whole new level of decadence!
Expect tips on how to create sparkling cakes, oozing glamour, all whilst working in stiletto heels!