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The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Creative Techniques, Fresh Inspiration, Stylish Designs [Hardcover]

Lindy Smith
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28 Oct 2011
The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible
Learn over 150 cake decorating techniques with The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible, the international bestseller from renowned sugarcraft expert Lindy Smith.

This is the ultimate guide to contemporary cake designs – you will learn how to make decorated cakes, starting with basic sugarcraft tools, baking recipes and ingredients, and finishing with advanced modelling techniques, including royal icing stencilling, brush embroidery, buttercream piping, using sugar cutters and moulds, making cake jewellery, and so much more!

Get creative straight away with simple, step-by-step instructions for more than 80 celebration cake, mini cake, cupcake, and cookie designs. Essential tips and advice are included for all skill levels, from complete beginners to the most confident of cake decorators, and you can even learn how to make Lindy Smith’s signature ‘wonky cakes’.

Inside The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible:

The Basics – delicious cake and cupcake recipes, and recipes for making your own sugarpaste (rolled fondant), royal icing, sugar glue, buttercream, and more! This section of the book also includes instructions for making round, square and ball cakes, assembling tiered cakes, and carving and assembling wonky cake designs.

Cake Decorating Techniques – here you will find 11 chapters each covering a huge range of essential cake decorating techniques, all explained with easy-to-follow step instructions and clear photography. Topics covered include:
  • Carving
  • Colour
  • Painting
  • Stencilling
  • Cutters
  • Flowers
  • Embossing
  • Tools
  • Piping
  • Moulds
  • Cake Jewellery

Contemporary Cake Designs – step by step instructions teach you how to make each of the 80 amazing cake designs featured in the book, from tiered cakes to cute cupcake and cookies.

With this comprehensive guide you will discover everything you need to know to create celebration cakes that are beautiful, unique and truly contemporary.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (28 Oct 2011)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0715338366
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715338360
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 28.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

World renowned for her designs, writing and teaching Lindy Smith is a highly experienced and talented British cake designer & sugarcrafter. Recognised for her exquisite attention to detail and eye for colour Lindy has been translating her designs into sugarcraft for many years From humble beginnings in her home kitchen, experimenting with the 'basics' she learnt from an inspirational teacher, she soon discovered that sugar was the perfect medium through which to express her creative abilities and original ideas. In 1997 Lindy entered her first set of competitions and much to her own amazement received 3 gold awards. She had arrived in the 'cake' world! In 1998 she started writing regular features for "Cakes and Sugarcraft Magazine". Her first cake decorating book was published in 2000. She has continued to write books ever since, loving the freedom it gives her to be highly creative and original. Lindy travels extensively for her work, gathering inspiration along the way, she has been very privileged to see first hand how sugarcraft and cake decorating is constantly evolving around the globe. Lindy runs a successful company, Lindy's Cakes Ltd, based in Buckinghamshire, UK. The online shop side of the business specialises in sugarcraft products that she has 'hand picked' herself and uses in her books. She teaches sugarcraft at regular workshops throughout the year and continues to write about sugarcraft on a regular basis. Lindy Smith is passionate about her art and brings a fresh contemporary look to sugarcraft and cake design.

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About the Author

Lindy Smith is a British Sugarcraft Guild accredited demonstrator with over 20 years experience in sugarcrafting and is the author of eight bestselling cake decorating books. She runs a successful cake decorating business and online shop, called Lindy’s Cakes Ltd, and teaches cake decorating and sugarcraft courses all around the world. Visit her website at: www.lindyscakes.co.uk

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most helpful and comprehensive book out there 18 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover
This has to be one of the most comprehensive sugarcraft technique books on the market at the moment. It covers every type of cake or cookie, and covers so many techniques in an easy to read, easy to follow user friendly way. The cakes are unique and modern, unlike many of the books on the market at the moment. I would highly recommend this book for beginners and experts alike - there's something for everyone in here.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 15 Oct 2011
By Sal
Format:Hardcover
I received this today and it is already my favorite book. Unlike other cake decorating books which focus on making specific cakes, this book is all about different technique and skills to use when making your own cakes. There are some gorgeous cakes in the book but it's a fantastic reference for build on your own skills. I can't wait to try them all out!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, swiftly delivered. 26 Oct 2011
By Nicki G
Format:Hardcover
I'd highly recommend this book - lots of interesting advice and easy to follow instructions to create wonderfully impressive designs, relatively easily. I'm looking forward to trying them all out!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The contemporary Cake Decorating Bible 12 Jan 2012
Format:Hardcover
Inspirational to those who have a little know how - not so good with beginners ! A good book to have and new ideas to work with.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 8 Jun 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Great book for the beginner like me and also intermediate in my opinion,
Covers all the basics plus some more advanced techniques. Easy to follow instructions with pictures and a good section on equipment and recipes for the base cakes. I found myself constanty saying "oh, so that's how you do that". Or "so that's the way you get a cake to look like that". Well worth the money for me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cake icing 8 Feb 2012
By cleggy
Format:Hardcover
This book is excellent for all cake bakers. Instructions are clear to follow. Projects are really good and there is a variety. I can't wait to practice with this book and make some special cakes. I would recommend this for both beginners and advanced bakers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book!! 15 Jan 2012
Format:Hardcover
I have recently bought this book, it offers lots of new techniques and projects to try.. I have lots of cake decorating books but none that cover so many different skills. Well done Lindy!,
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cake decorating bible 19 Jun 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Very inspirational-feels like you just want to bake lots of cakes/cookies, whatever in this book , and decorate . Easy to follow instruction , very different from other cake dec book.
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Very good condition on arrival.it was a present and the person was very pleased with the content of the book.
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Very useful, step by step illustration, nice pictures, all techniques. This book contains all You need for start sugar crafting!!
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