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75 Sugar Flowers
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 04 February 2014
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782210573
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 222x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £10.99

75 Sugar Flowers

£10.99

A Beautiful Collection of Easy-to-Make Floral Cake Toppers by Helen Penman (Author)

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Book Description

From simple blooms to elegantly exotic flowers, this delightful collection of floral cake toppers provides the perfect decorative finish to showcase your cakes and cupcakes.
With a wide range of amazingly lifelike flowers to choose from,using methods including pulled, wired, piped, molded, and cutter, there is something to inspire both the expert and amateur alike. Select your cake decorating technique, from fondant or frosting to marzipan or chocolate, and discover how to turn your baked treats into culinary masterpieces.
Each flower is presented in a dynamic exploded view, clearly showing the individual components and how they fit together. The book includes: step-by-step photography and easy instructions; guidance on essential techniques and materials; recipes and crucial cake-making skills to allow even the beginner to make the perfect cake.

Table of Contents

Prelims (5 pp)
Tools, Recipes & Techniques (20 pp)
Tools and Equipment
All of the tools and equipment you need for the projects are introduced and explained.
Recipes and Ingredients
Recipes and instructions on making the perfect cake or cupcake
Cake fillings and suggestions
Troubleshooting.
Cake and Cupcake making Techniques
Essential information, including shortcuts
Preparation of cake tins, baking, and storage
Discussion on choice of cupcake case, embellishments, cake shapes, and side designs
Tips on how to bake identical cupcakes and the perfect sponge/fruitcake.
making flowers
How to use fondant, modeling paste, floral paste, frosting, modelling chocolate, and marzipan
Techniques required to make pulled flowers, cutter flowers, piped flowers, and free hand flowers
Découpage
Brush embroidery
Painting
Stenciling
Making stamens and glazing leaves
Creation of appropriate foliage
Wiring of flowers to create a spray
Discussion on creating a balanced flower design using either wired or unwired flowers or a combination of both.
FLOWER DIRECTORY (116 pp)
Step-by-step photography and written instructions for each flower. The projects involve beginner, intermediate, and advanced flower-making techniques, while some flowers can be made in different ways depending on your skill level. The flowers featured are organized by media and include:
fondant
Lilac
Bluebell
Chincherinchee
Freesia
Geranium
Honeysuckle
Lily
Stephanotis
Honesty
Peony
Pine cones
Gardenia
Frosting
Chrysanthemum
Holly
Forget me not
Daisy
Thistle
Daffodil
Heather
Blossoms
Pansy
Poppy
Sunflower
Gerbera
Chocolate
Carnation
Iris
Brambles
Lily of the valley
Mimosa
Michelmas daisy
Roses
Fantasy flowers
Tulip
Hydrangea
Marzipan
Brambles
Holly
Orchid
Poinsettia
Primrose
Dogwood
Daphne
Mistletoe
Cala lily
Hydrangea
Star of Bethlehem
Resources, Index & Credits (3 pp)

Reviews

Cake Craft & Decoration

June 14

A beautiful collection of easy-to-make floral cake and cupcake toppers. This comprehensive directory of flowers is organised by the material from which they are made, sugarpaste, marzipan, flower paste and modelling chocolate.


Wedding Cakes

Apr 14

Wedding Cakes magazine contributor Helen Penman has produced a plethora of tutorials for making flowers in sugar using different techniques including modelling and piping. With recipes for a variety of modelling pastes as well as a comprehensive guide to tools and materials, this book is a wonderful introduction to the world of sugar floristry. The majority of the designs are used to top cupcakes although many would look just as good on a wedding or celebration cake.



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