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cake & sweet decorating

roopi's picture

has anyone got an idea which detailed book i should get to help me with presentation and decoration? i am doing a good job with the taste of my cakes and sweets but am missing the attractive presentation of them.

helena's picture

(post #62611, reply #1 of 5)

It depends on what style you're looking for. If your focus is on buttercream, try "the Wilton school of decorating" (I think that's what it's called). It is a softcover book with a pink cake on top that is covered with buttercream roses. It illustrates many basic techniques and has been very helpful to me (I had to learn everything from books).

If you're looking for ideas with fondant covered cakes, try books by the authors Debbie Brown and Carol Deacon for instance.

If you want to make your own flowers out of sugar, there's a load of books just on that subject.

Author Colette Peters does great (but advanced) work.

For chocolate basics, try Elaine Gonzalez.

If you could be a bit more specific, I could probably help more :0). Oh, and check out for basic techniques and stuff.

roopi's picture

(post #62611, reply #2 of 5)

you've been great talking to. i might end up buying the whole list you suggested, i love collecting books and trying them out.

thanks for your quick replies

helena's picture

(post #62611, reply #3 of 5)

It;s my favorite subject and I love collecting books as well :o). Try to look at they usually have some great deals on books, and I have always had good experiences with them.

Adele's picture

(post #62611, reply #4 of 5)  ....

..... thirty dollars later....   LOL



But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

helena's picture

(post #62611, reply #5 of 5)

LOL! Welcome to my world!! Isnt it nice to share addictions like this ;o)