From the Inside Flap
Professional Cake Decorating
is the definitive guide on the subject from master cake designer and IACP Award winner Toba Garrett. This comprehensive second edition has been completely revamped with all–new photography, and includes more cake decorating skills and techniques than ever before in a fresh, easy–to–use format. Whether you decorate cakes in a professional bakeshop or simply as a hobby, Toba Garrett provides all the information and guidance you′ll need.
This must–have resource begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of the cake designer′s art, from covering a cake board to assembling and icing a layered cake to stacking cake tiers with pillars or columns. Later chapters cover such topics as piping, writing and painting, royal icing design, hand modeling, pastillage construction, gumpaste flowers, and much more.
A full chapter on miniature cakes and cookies includes techniques for making petits fours and other small treats, while a gallery of cakes and confections provides inspiration with color photos of breathtaking cakes and information on the skills needed to create each one.
Featuring hundreds of step–by–step photos and illustrations and dozens of tried–and–tested recipes, Professional Cake Decorating is the only book that puts Toba Garrett′s 30 years of training, traveling, teaching, and private decorating practice in the palms of your hands. A must for today′s professional bakers, cake artists, baking and pastry students, and cake decorating enthusiasts, this book is an indispensable one–stop resource on the art of cake design.
From the Back Cover
A comprehensive guide to the art of cake decorating
Drawing on her years of experience as an award–winning master cake designer, Toba Garrett presents an indispensable guide to classic cake artistry. Packed with inspiring cake designs, step–by–step instructions, and beautiful color photography, this comprehensive resource includes everything you need to create absolutely stunning special–occasion cakes.
"Before I met Toba Garrett, I had only seen cakes as intricate and beautiful as the ones she creates in books. Her talent lies not only in her ability to design and execute exquisite cakes, but also in her skill in identifying and explaining the techniques necessary to get the same results she does her thousands of students all over the world would heartily agree. This new edition of Professional Cake Decorating holds all the methods you need to create outstanding decorated cakes."
Nick Malgieri, author of BAKE! and The Modern Baker
"A fantastic resource for anyone interested in the art and business of cake decorating. Toba generously shares years of hard–won knowledge and experience in a way that welcomes novices and inspires more advanced practitioners. If there could be an official textbook for decorators, this would be it."
Susan Schultz, Editorial Director, American Cake Decorating