Whether you're a keen cake maker, a budding baker or a sugarcraft hobbyist, this is the ultimate book of techniques from 20 top tutors. Discover everything from basic recipes to masterclasses in sugarcraft in the most comprehensive guide to cake decorating ever published and winner of the Best UK Food Book for Professionals in the 2014 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
The Art of Sugarcraft presents a vast range of skills, techniques, projects and expert advice from 20 of the world’s leading cake decorating tutors. 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 projects to create at home, all with step-by-step instructions and photography. 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.
With over 320 years' combined experience, Squires Kitchen's talented tutors have come together to share their vast range of skills and knowledge in this unique and comprehensive 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.