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Moulded Flowers & Fruits for Cake Decorators

Moulded Flowers and Fruits

BAKING BIBLE The only baking book you'll ever need. by Penguin Books To see other Cookbooks click here Brand new softcover book delicious colour photos. Published 2008 700 pages weighs 2.1kg! Simple recipes for delicious cakes and puddings muffins biscuits and slices. There's a special joy that comes from creating home-baked treats. And there's nothing quite so satisfying as sharing them fresh from the oven with your friends and loved ones. Baking Bible brings together recipes from the much loved Muffin Bible Cake Bible and Biscuit Slice Bible. Boasting over 500 recipes for cakes puddings biscuits tarts pies slices and muffins this book makes an outstanding resource for any kitchen. Whether extra info

CAKE POPS by BAKERELLA aka Angie Dudley To see other Cake Cupcake and Baking books click here Brand new hardcover internally spiral-bound book 160 pages published 2010. Fantastic colour photos and step-by-step instructions. What's cuter than a cupcake? A cake pop of course! Wildly popular blogger Bakerella (aka Angie Dudley) has turned cake pops into an international sensation! Cute little cakes on a stick - from decorated balls to more ambitious shapes like baby chicks ice cream cones and even cupcakes - these adorable creations are the perfect alternative to cake at any party or get-together. Angie makes it easy and fun to re-create there amazing treats in the home kitchen with clear step- click

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PLANET CAKE CELEBRATES Cake making for all occasions by Paris Cutler and the Planet Cake Team To see other Cake Cupcake and Baking books click here New softcover book with gorgeous full-colour photos and step-by-step instructions. 144 pages published 2011. Be the star of the party with Paris Cutler’s inspiring guide to cake making for birthdays fundraisers bridal showers and more. With playful ideas and detailed instructions even complete beginners to cake decorating will find themselves creating little masterpieces. Whether you are hosting a children's birthday party or a charity event ortrying to raise awareness for a cause there's nothing like a cake to get attention and bring peopl click here.....

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COOKING CLASS CAKE DECORATING by The Australian Women's Weekly To see other Baking and Cake Decorating books click here New softcover book published 2008 120 pages. This title was previously published as 'Celebration Cakes'. Making an impressively decorated and cleverly themed cake for a special occasion has been the triumph of generations of home cooks. This new book from the famous Australian Women's Weekly Test Kitchen not only keeps the tradition alive but also brings new products and simplified techniques to the mix. No matter what you need to know - from making chocolate curls with ease to embellishing a multi-tiered wedding cake with decorative piping - Cooking Class Cake Decorating s click to go

ENCHANTING MAGICAL CAKES by DEBBIE BROWN To see other Children's Birthday Cake books click here New large softcover book with superb full-colour photos templates and step-by-step instructions. 208 pages published 2012. Originally published as 2 separate books - Enchanted Cakes and Magical Cakes. Over 40 enchanting party cakes to captivate enthrall and entrance! Enchanting Magical Cakes will charm children of all ages and help adults to recapture the magic of childhood. Clear step-by-step text is complemented by color photos of each cake. Cake decorators of all levels of experience will soon be producing delightful cakes that will enthrall children and adults alike. Enter Debbie Brown's wonde more here.....

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BAKING DAY An Australian Women's Weekly Cookbook See more Baking books click here New hardcover book published 2012 288 pages lots of delicious colour photos and great retro kitchen craft ideas. This book is a delicious mixture of nostalgic and modern recipes for cakes biscuits bread and buns. Recreate simpler times with these evocative retro baking recipes and vintage kitchen craft ideas. Whether you grew up on these classics or are discovering them for the first time Baking Day is as charming to look at as it is to cook from. Baking Day is an endearing collection of retro baking recipes and vintage craft ideas. This charming book captures the essence of an era when an entire day was devote click here.....

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CRAZY ABOUT CUPCAKES by KRYSTINA CASTELLA See other cookbooks click here New softcover book 256 pages published 2006. Crazy About Cupcakes helps you go cupcake crazy! With nearly 300 awesome mouthwatering ideas to choose from home bakers will find the right recipe for any occasion and every palate. And whether they're chocolaty spicy crunchy fruity or creamy these exquisitely decorated treats look as astounding as they taste - perfect little temptations designed to make adults nostalgic and children happy. All the basics are lovingly explained so anyone can whip up a beautiful batch and there are varieties for every day (from healthy cupcakes to ice cream indulgences). Plus to make things ea more advice

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BAKE Essential Companion by ALISON THOMPSON To see other Cake Cupcake and Baking books click here New large hardcover book published 2011 442 pages. With gorgeous mouthwatering colour photos by Adrian Lander and easy-to-follow instructions Baking is so satisfying; we learn new skills each time we try a new recipe. But best of all baking brings us together both in the kitchen and at the table – I love watching the smiles as people take their first mouthful and eat with joy. - Alison Thompson In Bake: Essential Companion expert baker and pastry chef Alison Thompson shares with you everything she knows about baking. Alison includes all her absolute favourite recipes for breads pastries ca click here.....

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BABYCAKES COVERS THE CLASSICS Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes from from donuts to snickerdoodles by ERIN McKENNA To see other vegan and vegetarian recipe books click here New hardcover book with dustjacket delicious colour photos throughout. Published 2011 144 pages measures 20 x 24 cm. This latest collection of vegan gluten-free and refined sugar-free recipes features revised versions of classic favorites including gingerbread pancakes honey buns and German chocolate cake. For those with food sensitivities these desserts have remained a distant dream - until now. Following her widely adored debut cookbook with this delectable and extensive new collection Erin McKenna celebrated baker and propriet extra

500 CUPCAKES the only cupcake compendium you'll ever need! by FERGAL CONNOLLY See other Baking books click here New hardcover book with dustjacket 360 pages including very comprehensive index and over 200 colour photos. Once upon a time cupcakes were only a kid-friendly party favorite. No longer! Cupcakes are now the treat of the times at once simple and chic. 500 Cupcakes is just that: a storehouse of recipes written in clear instructions and appealingly packaged in bright modern colors. 500 Cupcakes from front to back provides what bakers of all levels need to produce tempting creations. The introduction provides a comprehensive look at equipment and ingredients plus a description of the c additional info.....


FLOWERS, leaves, fruits and vegetables can be moulded from fondant or modelling paste.
Almond paste can also be used, but the texture isn't as fine as fondant or modelling paste and it doesn't take the colour as well.
You can knead the colouring into the fondant or paste drop by drop, or you can paint the colours with a fine brush when quite dry.
Very dark colours, such as a deep red on roses, must he painted on when the flowers are dry.
Fruits, also, should be given their colourings when they're dry. Use a piece of clove for the stalks of the fruit.
After painting bananas yellow, leave until dry and give them a few, brown strokes.
To get the rough-skinned look on oranges and lemons, roll them into shape on a grater.
If you make apricots and plums, mark the indentation with the edge of a teaspoon.
And to give plums their "bloom", brush over with icing sugar when they're dry.
Keep your fingers dusted with icing sugar or cornflour when moulding the fondant or paste.

Mould tiny pieces into six petals for each flower, pinch to a point at the tip.
Arrange the petals and press centres together with the end of a wooden skewer.
Colour tiny pieces of the paste a deeper yellow (or paint when flowers are finished) and form a cup for each.
Brush back of each cup lightly with water and gently press on to the flower centre. Allow to dry and then brush the edge of each cup with orange colouring.'

Take out some of the paste for the stamens. Knead in yellow colouring and then form into thin rolls.
Roll out remaining paste thinly on a board lightly dust­ed with icing sugar or corn­flour. Cut into circles the size you want the lilies to be.
Place a yellow stamen on a round and roll into a lily shape. Press bottom of lily to anchor stamen and trim off any excess paste with scissors. Gently pull the top of the petal to give a slight turn back point.

Take pieces of paste and mould into five round, flat petals for each flower.
Pinch each one at the base and join into a flower shape by pressing the bases of all with your fingers.
Cut off any surplus paste from the back with a pair of sharp scissors. Place each flower on a board and open up the petals with the end of a skewer. Pipe a spot of royal icing in the centre of each.

First mould the large flat petal, giving it a slightly fluted edge. Make a smaller petal the same shape. Dab a little water on the back and press gently over the large petal.
For the centre of each, roll out pieces of the paste thinly, fold in halves lightly and moisten back with a little water. Press in centre and leave until dry. Use green royal icing for the calyx of each flower.

Take small pieces of paste and shape five petals for each flower, hollowing them slightly in the centre and curling the edges back.
Put together, overlapping each petal. Pinch bases together and cut off excess paste with sharp scissors.
When dry, paint the centre of each flower yellow.

Make the centres first. Take small pieces of fondant and press out as thinly as possible into crescent shapes.
Roll each, keeping the cen­tre of the roll lower than the outside. Now press out two pieces of paste thinly and shape into petals. Place one on either side of the centre.
Mould five more petals and overlap around the last two. Remember to press the paste out thinly and always make the outside petals of the rose the largest.

Take a small piece of fondant and roll it in the palms of your hands until smooth. Now shape into a curved petal.
Make another four (each flower has five petals). When dry, tint each petal, leaving the base white.
Join petals together, one overlapping the other, and fix with a little royal icing. Pipe a cluster of dots in the centre and paint them black.

Roll out pieces of fondant into strips 3/4in wide and 2 1/2in long. Cut each into 1/4in wide petals.
Shape small pieces of fon­dant into balls and paint yellow. Roll each petal strip around a yellow centre and arrange the petals to form a flower.
Flatten out centre and then pipe a few tiny dots on top. Tint them golden-yellow.

Roll out fondant and cut into leaf shapes. The long type of leaf shown in the picture has been shaped on one side into a raised curve to give a natural effect.
If you want to mark veins in a leaf, use a sharp knife.


Net Motifs for Cakes

Net and design should be fixed around a bottle ready for piping.
THESE motifs make attractive decorations for tops, sides or corners of cakes.
Use silk dress net for these motifs, or you can use cotton net, but it should first be stiffened with egg-white.
You can get a good shape for a corner design by stretching the net around a bottle.
First choose your design and trace it on to waxed paper or greaseproof paper. If using greaseproof paper, trace the design on it and then grease lightly with melted white vege­table shortening.
Grease the bottle lightly with melted white vegetable shortening and place the design on the bottle, smoothing out any creases. ( Design should be around exactly half the bottle).
Leave until firm and then stretch the net firmly over it. Secure with transparent ad­hesive tape.
Pipe over the design with a No. 0 or No. 1 writer. Build up the long lines three times and shorter lines twice. The open part of the design can be filled in with dots or lattice or left as it is.
When quite dry, trim off ad­hesive tape with a razor blade, warm the bottle for a second and lift off the net.
Carefully trim the edges with sharp scissors and pipe once over the reverse side of the design. Let that dry and fix to the cake corners with a little royal icing.
Triangular, oval, leaf, shield and heart shapes all make ef­fective corner decorations if you can't find a design to suit.
Outline the shape you've chosen and place on a board. Pin the net firmly over it with drawing pins and pipe the outline, building up two or three times. Fill in with dots.
If you'd like it filled in with lattice, pipe this first and then do the outline. Very carefully place over a rolling pin to dry.

Lattice and Medallions
Lattice designs can be piped over the backs of greased patty tins or tablespoons.
Raised lattice, done with the fine writing pipes, makes an attractive decoration for the top and sides of a cake.
You can have various shapes by piping the lattice over table­spoons, or round or oval patty tins, or over special icing nails.
Lightly grease the spoon or tin with melted white vege­table shortening, put aside to
Pipe evenly spaced lines over the surface and leave until dry. Now pipe more lines to make the lattice. While still soft, trim off any long ends.
Finish with a piped decorative edging and leave at least 24 hours to dry thoroughly.
During the piping, if a line of icing breaks, remove and
pipe a new line, otherwise the weak spot will break when medallion is removed from tin.
When the icing is quite firm, remove the medallion by warming the underside of the tin or spoon very slightly.
This gentle heat melts the shortening and the medallion comes off easily. Attach to cake with a little royal icing.
If medallions are to decorate sides of cake, fix with royal icing but support with pins until the icing has stuck them to the cake.

These are two or more threads of icing hanging under each other around the sides of a cake.
To begin, take a writing pipe and touch the cake. Lift away but continue pressing the bag so that a thread of icing will hang freely.
When thread has dropped to the required length, bring pipe up to form a loop and touch side of the cake to
Build up these festoons three or four times, letting each layer dry before piping the next.

Always finish the joins of the festoons with a decoration of some sort-a dot, a small star, silver cachou or a small rose.


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