Spectacular Cakes - Mich Turner New hardcover cookbook
by Mich Turner
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New large hardcover book, 160 pages, first published 2005, this edition published 2011. Gorgeous full-colour photos by Janine Hosegood, step-by-step instructions & templates.
The special occasion cake always takes centre-stage when family, friends and colleagues come together in celebration. This book is a versatile guide, for the novice and the more experienced cake decorator alike, to create a selection of stunning cakes for formal or informal events that will add that all essential 'wow' factor to any event.
Deciding on a decoration for your cake can be a huge dilemma. The design you choose should befit the occasion and be a reflection of the personality of the recipient. From dramatic tiered wedding cakes to the more unusual patisserie dessert cakes; and from sculptural chocolate masterpieces to delicately iced individual miniature cakes, Mich Turner's extensive repertoire of designs is truly inspiring, and complements her established reputation for producing cakes for a broad spectrum of celebrity clients.
The basic principles for choosing and designing your cake are essentially the same, whether the cake is for a wedding, birthday, anniversary or christening. Mich guides you through the many layers of decision-making; from establishing the celebration theme to the different cake shapes to choose from, from the type of icing that is most suitable to use, to the specific decorative techniques that give the cake its unique appeal.
Spectacular Cakes covers all the relevant technical and decorative aspects of creating the perfect cake. The range of designs featured will enable the reader to develop their skills and confidence, and delight those for whom they are making the cake!
- Cake Techniques including recipes for cakes, cookies, meringue & icings
- Iced Cakes - designs include Lace brush embroidery, Candy stripe, Hand-painted orchid
- Chocolate Cakes - cakes include Chocolate ganache torte, Chocolate roses, 3-tier White velvet rose
- Cakes by Event - Valentine cakes, Easter, Christmas, Birthday, Christening
- Signature Cakes - 3-tier 1950s Chic wedding cake, Art Deco, Faberge plus several designs for individual cakes
- Templates, useful addresses (all UK, but website are included) index
Mich Turner's Spectacular Cakes is a UK publication, all measurements are in metric and imperial.
About the author
Mich Turner MBE trained as a Food Scientist and was Patisserie Buyer at Harvey Nichols before founding Little Venice Cake Company in 1999. Over the years she has developed an impressive client list for corporate events including BAFTA and Madame Tussaud's, as well as for private clients and celebrities including Her Majesty the Queen, David Beckham, Gordon Ramsey, Madonna and Sir Paul McCartney. She has a hugely successful business ranging from cookery classes, a TV series, several cake decorating books and a new range of cake decorating utensils. Mich was awarded an MBE in 2010 for her outstanding services to the Catering Industry.
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Spectacular Cakes - Mich Turner
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