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Party Cakes : 45 Fabulous Cakes for All Occasions, with Easy Ideas for Children's Cakes - Carol Deacon

Party Cakes

45 Fabulous Cakes for All Occasions, with Easy Ideas for Children's Cakes

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Carol Deacon's Party Cakes is jam-packed with practical information and all you need to know to make 45 fun novelty cake designs to delight and surprise grown-ups and children alike.

The book opens with an Introduction to Sugarpaste which guides the reader through the use of sugarpaste, while a comprehensive troubleshooting section will help ensure good results. A series of tried-and-tested basic cake recipes, fillings and coverings used in the projects is followed by a basic techniques and equipment section.

Many of the cakes featured can be decorated very quickly and are fabulous whatever the occasion, whether it is for a birthday party, Christmas, Valentine's Day, a Christening or just a celebration of a good school report.

There are cakes suitable for all adults, from a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a pair of love birds to cakes for gardeners, birdwatchers and golfers.

Children of all ages will love the cakes for their celebrations, from a magical fairytale castle to a football team. These original and colourful cakes which will add excitement and sparkle to any party.

About the Author

Carol Deacon is an experienced cake decorator and demonstrator who began her career in 1992 working with Jane Asher. In 1993 she was the winner of an icing contest sponsored by a leading food magazine and was later appointed cake consultant to an international chain store. She is the author of the highly successful Quick and Easy Novelty Cakes, No-Time Party Cakes, and Party Cakes for Children also published by New Holland. Carol also writes regularly for various food magazines including Cake Craft and Decoration and demonstrates regularly on television. She lives in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.

Introduction p. 6
Introduction to Sugarpaste p. 8
Basic Recipes p. 14
Basic Techniques p. 21
Basic Equipment p. 28
Cakes p. 30
Fairytale castle p. 32
Do-it-yourself p. 36
Spend, spend, spend p. 38
Teatime table p. 40
Fairy town p. 42
Yacht p. 44
Passing exams p. 46
Valentine tips p. 48
Computer game p. 50
Knapsack p. 52
Wedding present p. 54
Baby dinosaur p. 56
Valentine teddies p. 58
Frog pond p. 60
Soccer p. 62
Bouquet p. 64
Golf course p. 66
Christmas stocking p. 68
Racing car p. 70
Handyman p. 72
Weary windsurfer p. 74
Enchanted house p. 76
Football fan p. 78
Comfy chair p. 81
Sleepy puppy p. 84
Christmas cracker p. 86
Lovebirds p. 88
Space age p. 90
Doll p. 93
Piggy bank p. 96
Christening cake p. 98
Caterpillar p.102
Sports car p.104
Chocolate box p.108
Birthday picnic p.110
Gardener's delight p.114
Golfing star p.116
Gingerbread p.120
Wicked witch p.123
Party animal p.126
Twitcher p.128
Bride and groom p.131
Sunbather p.134
Stuffed elephant p.136
Fisherman p.138
Templates p.140
Index p.143
Table of Contents provided by New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781845375775
ISBN-10: 1845375777
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 27th November 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.628