AUTHORS: Doell, Sandy - ©2008
From birthday parties, to baby showers, to holiday dinners, cakes play a special and delicious part in each celebration. Whether you have dabbled in cake baking and decorating before or you have never attempted to create a cake from scratch, "Picture Yourself Decorating Cakes" will introduce you to the pleasures of creating an edible work of art in your kitchen to share with family and friends. This primer on cake decorating includes recipes, methods, and tips that show you step-by-step how to bake and frost cakes that not only taste good but look beautiful. Full-color photographs illustrate each step of the cake creation process, including the ingredients to buy, the basic tools you will need, baking secrets, and decorating techniques from the simply striking to professional quality. Learn how to create cakes for a variety of occasions using buttercream, cream cheese, royal, and fondant icings. And if you want to take your cake decorating to a more advanced level, follow along with the accompanying DVD as co-author Linda Shonk shows you how to apply and mold her Choco-Pan® fondant frosting into beautiful flowers and other designs to crown your cake with. Discover how fun and easy it is to create tasty and stunning cakes, cupcakes, petits fours, and more with "Picture Yourself Decorating Cakes!"