Discover easy, accessible, and fun techniques for making beautifully decorated cupcakes with Cupcake Decorating Lab.
This inspiring collection contains an array of recipes and techniques that will allow aspirational bakers to create impeccable cupcakes every time. Starting with the basics, such as spatula work and tips for using a piping bag, the projects (or 'labs') in the book present fully illustrated, step-by-step guides that cover a wide variety of exciting decorating techniques, such as how to make sugared and candied fruit and flower garnishes; stamping, stencilling, and piping on fondant; and scroll work, writing, and borders. Readers will also find fun ideas for children, weddings, holidays, entertaining, and more.
Create the most delicious and stylish cupcakes imaginable with Cupcake Decorating Lab!
About the Author
Bridget Cavanaugh Thibeault, chef/owner of Flour Girl , and co-proprietor, with John Emerman and Tatyana Rehn, of Luna Bakery & Cafe in Cleveland Heights, began her career in advertising in Chicago after earning a degree from Marquette University. A love for cooking and creativity led her to culinary school where she earned an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts from the Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago. She then moved to New York City to become a Food Stylist, gaining experience in both print and television for major food brands and publications. Flour Girl, her custom cake and dessert business, was launched as a creative side business. She returned to Chicago in 2004 to work as Culinary Director at a culinary consulting firm doing recipe and menu development, testing, writing, product ideation and food styling. In 2006, Bridget relocated to her hometown of Cleveland, OH to focus on her growing Flour Girl business. In addition to running Luna Bakery, she continues to freelance as a Culinary Consultant and Food Stylist and teaches baking and pastry classes at Viking Culinary Center in Lyndhurst.
"Thibeault is no stranger to baking. Starting her own custom cake and dessert business in 2006 before opening Luna Cafe (www.lunacafe.com) in 2011 in her hometown, Cleveland, she has icing in her blood. Thibeault's latest foray into the industry is a new cookbook featuring 52 "mini-lessons" on designing beautiful cupcakes. Bakers will find inspiration and success here, whether by using basic equipment found in most kitchens or by purchasing more advanced tools at baking supply stores or websites (a resource list is appended). Some of the author's favorite recipes are included. Verdict The beautiful graphics and the current popularity of cupcakes make this work a solid choice for public library collections. Even casual browsers will pick up useful tips for improving their baking."- LJXpress Review