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Decorating Cakes: Cake Decorating for Every Occasion From Cupcakes to Three Tiered Triumphs. (Australian Women's Weekly). (The Australian Women's Weekly) [Hardcover]

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3 Sep 2012 The Australian Women's Weekly
'A most definitely well-deserved 5 star rating for this magnificent book.' …..'This book is pure magic' ….. 'So beautiful! This is a hardback book, with a ribbon bookmark' ….. 'Wonderful projects for everyone from the amateur cake decorator, right through to the more experienced sugarcrafter.'
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Have you ever dreamed of decorating your own cakes beautifully but never thought you could? Decorating Cakes will teach you all you need to know; with step-by-step photographs and clear instructions, this comprehensive guide will turn a novice into a master.

Now you can turn a simple home-made cake into a beautiful work of art. Decorating Cakes encourages new decorators to have a go and those with a little experience to try something more challenging. This elegant collection of cakes is laid out in three clear sections Easy, Experienced and Expert. Step-by-step photographs help you create your own masterpieces, and there are more than thirty pages dedicated to the 'mechanics' of cake decorating, including:
  • Charts for all your favourite classic cake recipes
  • Guides to cake pans and boards
  • How to stack and support tiers
  • A variety of piping techniques
  • How to make bows
  • A selection of cake patterns
From little touches to lavish creations, we cover the art of cake creation from baking tin to the final cherry on top. Whether you want to add a dusting of magic or a sprinkle of sparkle to your cupcakes or to produce the spectacular three-tiered triumph for that special occasion, this is the latest glorious offering from the Test Kitchen. Packed between all the basic recipes you need and the perfect finishing touches, are photographs on how to create the most amazing cakes - both large and imposing and small and plentiful. Divided into sections for straightforward, a bit harder and seriously impressive, this is a Triple Tested® opportunity to dazzle.

Clear, easy-to-follow recipes with step-by-step photography take the craft of decorating cakes to another tier and an illustrated guide to common techniques helps to build your repertoire. With a stunning selection, Decorating Cakes allows you to produce spectacular creations, whatever your cake-decorating ability. Including ideas for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and christenings - there are large centrepieces and individual nibbles, allowing you to treat friends and family to personalised cakes for any celebration.

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Australian Consolidated Press (ACP) (3 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 174245285X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1742452852
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 22.2 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For 30 years The Australian Women's Weekly has shared the kitchens of millions of people around the world. Their cookbooks have guided bakers, cooks, families, party-throwers and culinary explorers new and old.

Having sold over 70 million books their extraordinarily success as a global cookery brand is all based upon it's simple mantra - the 3 Rs. Range, Reliability and Recipes. As such each recipe is triple tested in the famous Test kitchen headed up for Pamela Clark.

Nothing makes it onto the pages of The Australian Women's Weekly Cookbooks unless it's been triple tested and meets the high standards required.

So what's behind the secret of the world famous special Test Kitchen?

RANGE: Delicious recipes for every occasion covering cuisine from around the world - where there's food, there's a Women's Weekly cookbook.

RELIABILITY: All the books are TRIPLE TESTED[registered] for guaranteed results.

And finally, the RECIPES: Each recipe is clearly and vividly photographed to illustrate your finished dish and they taste fantastic.

It's not complicated and the recipes work - every time.

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About the Author

The Australian Women's Weekly is an extraordinarily successful global cookery brand, built over 30 years, having sold over 70 million books in over 100 countries around the world. So what's the secret? It's the world famous special Test Kitchen and the 3 Rs: RANGE, RELIABILITY & the RECIPES

RANGE: Delicious recipes for every occasion covering cuisine from around the world - where there's food, there's a Women's Weekly cookbook.

RELIABILITY: All the books are TRIPLE TESTED® for guaranteed results.

And finally, the RECIPES: Each recipe is clearly and vividly photographed to illustrate your finished dish and they taste fantastic. It's not complicated and the recipes work - every time.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cakes & Decorating 25 Nov 2012
By C. I. Smith VINE VOICE
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Womens Weekly has been around forever!i think this book is pure magic,i love baking and do cakes over the year for different occasions,when you open this book it is pure class from the outset layed out into 3 chapters, the first being the easy chapter where little or no experience is needed to the second chapter where some skill may be needed to the third where you need some skills and/or will need to practice to gain that set of skills.
The book has great pictures showing you the tools and how to use them with clear easy to use instructions,it also shows you some ideas on how to present your cakes or cookies!Cup cakes seem to be all the rage at the moment! there are wonderfull show stopping lace decorated cupcakes & Hydrangea cupcakes on that page it shows you how to make the small flowers that make the ball of the Hydrangea so as to give the appearance of the real plant,any one of those would look good on your party table.This book would be handy for anyone who does cake baking or decorating of cakes,it shows alot of different ideas that you could use, I am sure you would be able to obtain all of the equiptment or templates that are used in this country,Great Book with some great ideas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Book 24 April 2013
By H. Pierce VINE VOICE
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This book is lovely; hardback with good quality images throughout. It is full of beautiful ideas and step-by-step photographs to help you recreate them. It is separated into three sections, that take the reader through cake decoration from easy to difficult levels. In all honesty, the majority of readers would need to stay with the first two sections for quite some time unless they have a lot of previous experience.

The book gives the reader great ideas of how to decorate cakes for many different occasions. The only real flaw, in my opinion, is that it calls for many different types of cake decorating tools to be used. I was hoping that the beginner section would have focussed more on what you can make from scratch - without specialist equipment.

There is a section of the book dedicated to recipes - some for cakes, and others for toppings. The measurements are written in cups, but this is more than made up for by the fact that the measurements and cooking times are adjusted for different size cake tins! This is the first time I have seen a cake book do this, so forgive my excitement. I think that this is such a wonderfully thoughtful tool to refer to!

Overall, I do think that this is a very lovely book. It is perhaps less of a book for total beginners, and more for those who have a fair amount of experience under their belts already.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Mr Gumby TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Another excellent book from Woman's Weekly - whilst they're not really showing anything unique, it's hard to find much fault. With clear photos of the finished projects and step-by-step shots for particular skills, the book will have appeal for a wide range of abilities. There is a good range of styles, from very pretty to quite sculptural, but only a few that really made me think "Wow"!

The focus of the book is on centrepiece cakes, but there are other projects too, including a macaroon tower, cupcakes and cookies. The thorough appendix has instructions for some of the basic techniques required in the book. There is an extensive breakdown of quantities for different size cakes, but unfortunately the recipes use cup measurements which are much less accurate and consistent than weights, especially given that cup measures differ around the world and this book is from Australia. Also, using cups instead of simply weighing into the mixing bowl creates extra washing up. Use of cup measurements would normally stop me buying a book but, in this case, the focus is on decorating, not baking, and I have other tried-and-tested recipes for making the cakes themselves.

In conclusion, I felt the book was very competent but somehow lacked some of the personality of other decorating books I have, for example by Peggy Porschens or Zoe Clark.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ready to bake 8 Mar 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
An excellent book with good ideas as well as really good recipes that work .would definitely recommend so get cracking ,bake !!
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By Bobsta VINE VOICE
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Passed this book to my wife to review as my baking skills begin and end at toast!

This book is full of beautiful cakes. If you are looking for a book to further your decorating skills especially for the larger cake for functions (wedding cakes etc) then this is the book for you. An awful lot of the cakes require specialised cake decorating equipment such as textured mats or monogrammed edible images, it really rather disappointed me. I was expecting something aimed more at the home baker but it patently isnt. If you make a lot or large tiered cakes and are looking for more inspiration or help with techniques then this could be the book for you but if you want to make some more family sized cakes or cupcakes then to be honest there are books better suited.
The best bit of the book is without a doubt the section at the end of basic techniques such as piping, covering cakes so the look completely smooth, different recipes in different sizes for different amount of people. This bit should be at the beginning or be a separate book, id pay for this bit, its very useful but im just not inspired at all by the rest of the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
really helpful shows you everything you will need good book
Published 15 days ago by Daniel Chambers
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good book
My wife found this book a great help and would recommend it to anyone wanting to make and decorate cakes.
Published 3 months ago by JEGS
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book of cakes
Cute cakes. I am very happy with this book. Also so much cheaper than from a high street book shop
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars An ideal gift
A super coffee table style book-beautifully made. Techniques for both the beginner and more advanced decorator for both small buns and large cakes.
Published 5 months ago by Elizabeth Bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book
Lovely photos and clear instructions great ideas for all celebration cakes. Wonderful design ideas .great layout have bought two copies.
Published 7 months ago by annette
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money , packed full
I bought 6 cake decorating books this xmas as a present for an Instamatic baker and cake decorator , this by far is the best value for money and is jam packed. Read more
Published 8 months ago by j
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect gift
this is a gift for someone who wants to try cake decorating. Even if she doesn't pursue this art, this book should bring so much pleasure from just the illustrations alone. Read more
Published 8 months ago by B. Roberts
4.0 out of 5 stars As described great book
Great book great ideas great service although postage was a little slow book was very good condition and really worth the money
Published 11 months ago by a spratt
4.0 out of 5 stars Cake making
Lovely book gives you the desire to make the cakes have tried some of the decorations already.
The recipes need to be followed with Australian measure as they are not quite... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Marie-Louise
3.0 out of 5 stars let them eat cake
Don't be put off by the delicate complicated looking cake on the cover of this book....they're not all that mind-numbingly scarey. Read more
Published 13 months ago by S. Hammond
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