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Cake Decorating Books
Read our reviews of top cake decorating books and popular cake decoration books. Reviews of the best cake decorating books for bakers of all levels.
Cake books are an important resource for anyone who wants to bake cakes as a hobby or become a professional cake baker.
1 year, 6 issues – American Cake Decorating magazine has been a key resource to the cake decorating community since 1995. Recognizing that cake decorating and sugar arts continue to grow as a profession and passion, ACD brings fresh, evolving ideas and inspiration to its readers. The ACD team works diligently to keep the magazine and its website a leading education and training resource. Each issue includes several tutorials, reviews of cake shows and contests across the country, fresh ideas, new products and business information for the professional.
Alan Dunn has a new book published called “Creative Cakes”. It will soon be available to order from Amazon. Alan Dunn is one of the most talented Sugarcrafters – especially in the area of sugar flowers. He has published many best selling books, Creative Cakes being his 12th.
Betty from Athlone Sugarcrafters has participated in many of his classes, and looks at him as one of the top Sugarcrafters in the world. She recently received a copy of Creative Cakes, and is looking forward to trying out some of the projects. I will be asking her for some photos that I can show you when she has a few completed!
Anyway, you can sign up to receive an email to be informed when Creative Cakes will be available to purchase.
Best selling authors Karen Tack and Alan Richardson are back with more cupcake inspiration. But not only cupcakes this time, novel and fun ideas for pies, cakes and cookies as well that are easier than ever to use.
Unlike some other recipe books, this one uses easy to find ingredients and items that you can find in your local store.
Customers particularly liked the fun and clear photos of the decorating ideas that made them want to try them out for themselves.
They also said that the step by step instructions were easy so that even a complete beginner could follow them and create stunning desserts.
Even though some of the ideas are quite complex and involved to complete, there is room in each of the projects for children to get involved.
The Not So Good
Some people were expecting a cook book, but this is mostly a decorating book, and the recipes use cake mixes rather than giving “made from scratch” recipes.
A number of people also said that the desserts are amazing to look at, but may need some tweaking to make them taste as good as they look.
The “Contemporary Cake Decorator’s Bible: Over 150 Techniques and 80 Stunning Projects” by best-selling author and sugarcrafter Lindy Smith is packed full of modern, fun and exciting ideas to make your cake something special.
Not only does it include loads of ideas to inspire you, it also is a useful resource and reference book for mastering over 150 techniques in cake decorating and baking. It also includes over 80 projects for you to get started with detailed step-by-step instructions.
Whether you are an experienced cake decorator looking for new ideas, or a complete novice, you will enjoy creating and learning from this beautifully illustrated book.
It also makes a fabulous gift for anyone who loves making and decorating cakes!
This book is viewed as a favorite by many customers, especially beginners as it contains detailed and clear step-by-step instructions and information about how to use a variety of tools, molds etc.
Some sections of the book that were really appreciated were “Non-Sugarcarft Tools” which shows you how to use everyday household items as tools, the “Color Wheel” sections for help on tinting and coloring icing and the “Cake Carving” section which is a particularly tricky thing to master.
Loads of people say that it is a fantastic book for explaining how to use the tools that most people probably have at home.
The Not So Good
Although claiming to have something for everyone, most people felt that it was more useful for those not so experienced. People who are already skilled at cake decorating may not find that much to inspire or teach them.