Internationally acclaimed sugar artist Jacqueline Butler has developed a unique style of cake decorating with sugar flowers, which she generously shares in this beautifully illustrated book. Through over 600 exquisite photographs, you will learn how to create 18 stylized gumpaste flowers in various stages of bloom, as well as buds and leaves, using a fresh modern color palette. Jacqueline also reveals how to use the flowers to create artful arrangements on wedding and celebration cakes, including working directly on single- and multi-tier cakes, as well as pre-made toppers and separators. Inspirational and practical, this step-by-step cake decorating book will be your go-to reference on sugar flowers for years to come.
Lavishly presented in a very portable format, these astonishing creations include popular flowers such as roses, lilies, gerbera and orchids. Simple steps explain how to make each of the illustrated flowers, and an image of the unassembled constituent parts helps to make each project clear and simple. Instructions are also give to make foliage and decorative butterflies to complement the flowers.
A beautiful, clear and concise guide to crafting realistic flowers and leaves in flower paste (gum paste). In the Kew Book of Sugar Flowers, sugarcraft specialist Cassie Brown teaches you how to craft stunning, authentic-looking flowers and foliage using flower paste (gum paste). Learn how to create beautiful bouquets and stunning sprays, from the early stages of germinating your ideas - taking inspiration from nature and making moulds from real flowers and leaves - to creating floral cake decorations with an exotic or wild flower theme for a special occasion. Through clear and concise step-by-step instructions, Cassie explains every facet of crafting sugar flowers, from gaining an appreciation of the flower itself, to preparing the flower paste and colouring it to wiring the flowers into an attractive and realistic bouquet. There is a veritable garden of delights to choose from, from ornate orchids to delicate daisies. The method for crafting each individual flower is demonstrated in stunning detail beginning with an 'exploded flower' photograph that illustrates each of the individual components and working through the techniques and tricks that Cassie herself applies to create her stunning floral displays. The Kew Book of Sugar Flowers is the perfect book for the established sugarcrafter looking to develop their skills and take their cake-decorating capabilities to the next level. Readers with a particular interest in flowers and plants will also love this book for its painstaking recreation of flora in flower paste (gum paste), and the book is endorsed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew giving extra credibility to the stunning realism of the flowers that Cassie Brown has recreated.
Author: Alan Dunn
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Cake decorating
This book contains a collection of 25 fabulous blooms in a range of styles and complexity. Each is shown beautifully photographed, then step by step instructions and pictures explain clearly the making of the individual components and their assembly. Colo
Author: Alan Dunn
Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited
Release Date: 2008
This stunning book shows you how to make beautifully realistic sugarcraft flowers for cake decorations. There are detailed instructions on how to make 32 flowers, from the classic rose to the more exotic Akebia flower. Each project has a tools and materials list, clear, detailed instructions and step photography, as well as a photograph of the finished flower simply displayed. The following chapter, Sprays and Arrangements, shows you how to make beautiful flower arrangements designed from a selection of flowers from the first chapter, that can be displayed in glass vases and bowls and used as table displays. Finally, the chapter on Cakes showcases the flowers on individual cakes. There are 15 cake designs to suit any occasion, ranging from a two-tiered wedding cake to a heart-shaped anniversary cake. The front pages feature the basic equipment, techniques and recipes used throughout the book.
Stunning cake designs and technique how-tos from top cake artist Maggie Austin A former ballerina, Maggie Austin turned to baking when an injury ended her dancing career—and has since become one of today’s most sought-after cake artists, serving celebrity clients and even royalty around the world. Her design hallmarks are instantly recognizable to the legions of fans who follow her work: ethereal frills, dreamy watercolors, lifelike sugar flowers, rice-paper accents, graceful composition, and other impeccable details. Here, she shares a collection of her edible works of art and the methods behind their creation, with a “theme and variations” organization that shows how mastering any single technique can open the door to endless creativity. Each is broken down into clear instructions and illustrated with step-by-step photos that are easy to follow whether you’re a professional baker or an amateur enthusiast. From a single sugar blossom to a multi-tiered cake festooned with pearls and intricate appliques, there’s inspiration for bakers and crafters of all stripes.
Learn how to use easy papercraft techniques on cakes with edible wafer paper to create stunning cake designs. Leading wafer paper cake instructor Stevie Auble demonstrates how to make a plethora of different wafer paper flowers, plus other wafer cake decorations such as bows, wreaths, and cake toppers. Stevi also demonstrates how you can cover cakes in wafer paper to create spectacular backgrounds on which to place your decorations--all with minimum effort.
Author: Alan Dunn
Publisher: Merehurst Limited
Release Date: 2003-05-15
Exotic, beautiful, delicate orchids capture the imagination and provide simple style. Inspired by the wide range of blooms now available, three sugarcraft experts now show you how to recreate these lovely, ethereal flowers as cake decorations. Celebrating the diversity of orchids from around the world, the flowers vary from vibrant red to subtle pink and the most striking pure white. Familiar favorites are combined with unusual, lesser-known orchid varieties to provide a wealth of choice for every occasion. Inside this cake decorating book are over 20 projects that provide ideas for sprays, bouquets, pots, and table arrangements. The orchids decorate a range of celebration cakes from the traditional and contemporary wedding cakes to christening cakes, anniversary cakes and seasonal projects, such as Christmas and springtime. Complementary blooms, such as lace-cap hydrangea, spiky leucadendron, Mexican blue flower, glorious passionflower and pink gaura flowers, are included to enhance the orchid displays. Sugar Orchids for Cakes is a stunning book with beautiful images and clear, detailed instructions, making it a must-have for all sugar flower makers looking for up-to-the-minute ideas on creating and displaying fashionable orchids. Cake recipes and Orchids include: Star of Bethlehem Cake with Star of Bethlehem Orchids Oriental Delight Cake with Bamboo Orchids and Hydrangeas Sunburst Splendor Cake with Comparettia Speciosa Orchids and Passionflower Tropical Scent Cake with Vanilla Orchids
Even if you have never attempted to make sugar flowers before, this book will help you to achieve spectacular results! Alison Proctor describes her methods with clear, easy-to-follow instructions, teaching how to achieve a variety of stunning effects.