By Joe LoCicero

Create marriage ceremony, bathe, vacation, and festive kids' cakes

Easy at-home guide for making and adorning extraordinary cakes

Want to make attractive tarts? This enjoyable, instructive advisor promises easy concepts for developing truffles for all celebrations. You get specialist suggestion in all of the fundamentals -- from baking to icing to adorning with kind. You'll additionally locate scrumptious foolproof recipes, nice principles for themed muffins, and savvy suggestions for beginning a cake adorning business!

Discover how to:

* locate constituents and supplies

Make a cake from scratch

Use frostings and fillings

Cut and serve a cake

Troubleshoot cake catastrophes

Master inventive thoughts

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If you don’t plan ahead and keep yourself organized, all the things you need and use in cake baking and decorating could take over your kitchen! Like many activities and hobbies, cake decorating needs a home base. One organization item I recommend you put together is a cake decorating kit that includes tips, flower nails, pastry bags, and other items. Although some apparatuses and goods, such as oddsized baking pans and decorating turntables, may not fit in a kit, they do fit in with your endeavors, so you need to have them on hand as well.

When I first started turning out cakes professionally, I worked in a tiny bungalow kitchen with uncooperative tile counters and a slanted floor that tested both my patience and the oven’s ability to bake even cake layers. So I can say from experience that, however small, old, or peculiar your kitchen may be, you can make a cake decorating space that works for you! Organizing Your Kitchen: What Goes Where You may have visions of lengthy, polished, stainless steel counters, several deep sinks, and a bounty of double ovens, but you really don’t need a million dollar dream kitchen to accomplish all your cake baking and decorating.

Chapter 1: Acquiring the Skills and Creativity Infusing Your Own Taste After you master some basic recipes and techniques, a good deal of the fun of cake decorating lies in bringing your own tastes, talents, preferences, and personality to the proceedings. For your creation, you’re part architect and part fashion designer . . and the best part is that you actually get to eat your work of art. When you’re wearing the architect hat, you figure out your cake’s structure and size and how the layers and embellishments will hold up.

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