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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (8 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715330055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715330050
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.3 x 27.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 194,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Maisie Parrish is often told she has magic hands, and when she begins to work something magical does indeed happen"
quoted by her publisher.
Her modelling career begin in 1989 when she experimented with salt dough. Being completely self taught, she created a range of characters, which at the time were quite unique. Her first order was from a buyer from a large London store. This was how her company Maisie Dough began. She subsequently wrote two doughcraft titles A Doughcraft Workstation and A Doughcraft Funstation which are now out of print.

She was soon asked to contribute to a sugarcraft magazine and it was then that she first started to work in sugar, and had to teach herself how to do three dimensional figures, and how to cover a cake. Well the rest is history and an international career continued. This year sees the completion of her 12th published title for David and Charles "Maisie Parrish's Naughty Cakes." The title does suggest it is naughty, but also very nice. She is pushing the boundaries a little with this one, as there are lots of naked bodies, limbs, and facial expressions to create, as well as standing figures. As ever everthing has the Maisielicious touch, with lots of humour, so look forward to seeing this one in March 2014.

Maisie's work is easily recognisable, and very much copied, and her many fans travel across the globe to be taught by her at Maisie's Sugarcraft Academy in Stoke on Trent. They are a truly international affair, and she continues to create and entertain her students as she generously shares her unique modelling skills. You can find out much more about her and her class on her lively website www.maisieparrish.com

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Recipes for children's party cakes by the sugar modeller Maisie Parrish. It includes tips on figure modelling and sugar-crafting as well as easy recipes for cupcakes. --The Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Maisie Parrish specializes in creating cute and colourful characters for cakes. She is an International Tutor and Demonstrator for Wilton in the US and also demonstrates for Squires Kitchen in the UK. Maisie has appeared on QVC and UKTV for The Good Food Show. She also contributes to magazines including Cakes & Sugarcraft and Cake Craft & Decoration.


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Very helpful book. I'm a complete novice with a wish to get into this and when I saw the complete pictures i did not think it possible that I could create them but piece by piece, it came together and now I feel inspired and confident to try something harder and more intricate.
A real confidence booster and easy to buy tools.
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This book has a great selection of character cakes which are very detailed step by step. Explanations are easy to understand even for a total beginner. I have really enjoyed this book from cover to cover. The designs used mean that you can pick and mix the characters and just do a part of the design, great for cupcakes and small cakes as well as a fully decorated cake.
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I've been doing cake decorating for about 5 years and love doing character cakes. I like getting ideas from loads of books and then making my own up. This books has loads of helpful tips and you are not just given ideas for the cakes this books gives you useful ideas for buns too. I did the teddybear mum and baby as a topping for a small cake for a friend and she's asked me to do buns using this book for ideas for the christening. The instructions were clear and helpful. I'll certainly be buying more of Maisie's books in the future. Would suggest that you had some experience of cake decorating though to get the finished products like hers but it would be fun trying and that's what cake decorating is all about, giving it a go, making a few mistakes (which are still edible) and enjoying yourself. Also if you have children they would love to have a go as it's just like playing with playdo but you can eat if afterwards.
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Although, I have seen examples of Maisie's work in cake magazines, I have only recently started to collect her books and I am so glad that I have. I make lots of children's cakes and can take ideas and characters from this book and adapt them to my own theme. This book is beautifully illustrated with detailed guides of how to make the characters. The cakes are striking and bold and Maisie gives examples of mini cakes using elements of each cake / theme.
I would definitely recommend this book for cake decorators of all abilities.
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What a really lovely book.

The illistrations and photographs are detailed and the instructions simple, so even an amateur like myself can create a masterpiece of their own!

Recommend this book to anyone wishing to branch away from the basic designs!
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A delightful collection of characters to reproduce. Maisie Parrish certainly has excelled in her presentation of these humorous creatures. They fire up the imagination and will surely bring an enormous smile to those lucky to be in receipt of such cakes.

Well presented and easy to follow instructions - a must for anyone wishing to produce character cakes.
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This outstanding book is a firm favourite with so many people. The cover cake is just bubbling with character. Enjoy the delightful and charming way each cake is presented, with beautiful photography, and so much information, you just can't go wrong.
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5 stars for this book, I love it. Maisie Parrish gives such clear instructions you can't fail but be sucessful. I'd recommend this book to anyone into cake decorating from the first timer to the more experienced everyone should find this book useful.
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