The Art of Sugarcraft



The Art of Sugarcraft is the only book of its kind to present a vast range of skills, techniques, projects and expert advice from 20 of the world’s leading cake decorating tutors. Ideal for keen cake makers, budding bakers and sugarcraft hobbyists of all abilities, it takes the reader through everything from basic recipes to masterclasses in sugarcraft, with everything in between.

This beautifully presented, fully illustrated book is divided into six chapters for ease of use: Baking and Pâtisserie; Chocolate; Foundation Sugarcraft; Extended Sugarcraft; Masterclasses; and Commercial Cake Decorating. Each section offers a broad range of traditional techniques, new skills and contemporary ideas – all with step-by-step instructions and photography – as well as projects to create at home. You will find special-occasion cakes for weddings, Christmas, christenings and Mother’s Day, as well as irresistible and impressive treats for dinner parties, afternoon tea and birthdays.

20 of the world’s most popular and talented tutors have come together to share their vast range of skills and knowledge in this unique and comprehensive new title. Amongst the most well-known names are Eddie Spence MBE (royal icing), Alan Dunn (sugar flowers), Carlos Lischetti (sugar modelling), Paddi Clark (sugarpaste, royal icing and sugar flowers), Ceri DD Griffiths (royal icing), Kathy Moore (commercial cake decorating), Mark Tilling (chocolate) and Makiko Searle (pâtisserie). International tutors include Naomi Yamamoto (Japan) and Susanna Righetto (Italy).

Each tutor offers a wealth of knowledge and individual style and all are leading names at Squires Kitchen, the oldest and one of the most popular schools of its kind in the UK. Its highly regarded reputation brings students from all around the world to the school in Farnham, Surrey and its course syllabus is also taught in Malaysia and Singapore, with more countries in the pipeline.

B. Dutton Publishing Ltd (Hardback).

The Art of Sugarcraft
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