Piping on Cakes

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/15/2015
  • Publisher: Search Press

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Royal icing and piping expert, Christine Flinn, adds a modern twist to this historical sugarcraft technique. Learn all you need to know to produce stunning cakes for all occasions, from covering cakes and boards and making piping bags to piping basic shapes, roses and leaves. Learn how to ice fruit and madeira cakes in various shapes, covering them with marzipan, royal icing and fondant (sugarpaste). There are step by step photographs, instructions and expert tips for piping, from first attempts at making shapes to accomplished cake decorating. Ten stunning step by step projects follow, with templates provided. These gorgeous cakes cover a huge variety of techniques and styles, from a traditional rose basket and a luscious, Edwardian style creation trimmed with frills and scrolls, to an Indian inlaid cake, a steampunk cake with run sugar ornaments and a modern blackwork design using brush embroidery.

Author Biography

Christine Flinn has many years experience as a professional cake decorator, and has been ranked as one of the most skilled in royal icing in the country. As a member of the British Sugarcraft Guild since 1984, she has entered and won many competitions throughout the country, winning numerous gold certificates and trophies. Christine became an Accredited Demonstrator for the British Sugarcraft Guild in 1989, and since then she has earned her living creating designer cakes to order, teaching cake decoration and demonstrating sugarcraft techniques. Piping is her specialty, and she travels extensively throughout the UK, the USA, Italy and Australia, running workshops and demonstrations.

Amongst her many other achievements, in 2009 she created a wedding cake for a TV advert promoting Coronation Street, in 2011 she was one of the judges for Glamour Italian Cakes wedding cake competition, and in 2014 she was one of the demonstrators at Cake International in London.

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