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A how-to guide to elegant sugar techniques, with 16 original projects. There seems to be no end to the popularity of fancy cakes. Cake Couture is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide that will transform any baking beginner into a confectionery expert. Professional bakers will love the book's innovative designs and handy tips and tricks. The book includes straightforward instruction and advice on:
  • Ingredients and tools
  • Baking, building and structure, decorating
  • Transporting, displaying and storing
  • The best cake, icing and fondant recipes.
A practical directory of elegant decorative techniques includes designs for any occasion, including:
  • Chic birthday cakes, such as a laptop, city skyline, and designer shoe
  • Cupcakes and mini cakes, such as a Sex and the City cupcake and gift bag mini cakes
  • Special occasion cakes, such as a giant diamond ring and a Valentine's Day heart
  • Modern wedding cakes, such as a chandelier cake and a macaroon wedding cake.
Cake Couture is the ideal resource for novice, experienced and professional bakers looking for practical instructions and fabulously chic ideas.
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About the Author

Annie Dam was born in Saigon and grew up in Canada. She currently owns and operates a cake boutique in Edmonton, Alberta. Annie has written about cake decoration for a range of publications and has had her wedding cakes and cupcakes featured in blogs and magazines around the world.

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Given the popularity of such television shows as Ace of Cakes, this book will attract a number of readers.--Mark Knoblauch"Booklist" (12/01/2011) Dam, who owns the Cake Couture Edible Art bakery in Alberta, Canada, strives to combine her love of art with baking to make unique creations that aren't seen merely as food. In this lavishly photographed book, she shares basic recipes while showcasing some of her favorites. Along with step-by-step instructions and tips for success, Dam explains the necessary equipment and techniques. Arranged in a straightforward manner, the recipes are easy to follow. Cake art is popular, and this is a great choice for those who wish to refine their cakes or cupcakes for any occasion. If you savour desserts, look no further than Annie Dam's Cake Couture, a lavishly illustrated compendium on modern cake design. Dam offers illustrated guidance in the construction of contemporary decorated cakes that celebrate street scenes, plush cushions, peacocks, bouquets, and more. Full-color photographs guide where mere text cannot fully explain intended outcomes, and they show off the flamboyantly intense colors that modern tinting gels offer cake designers.... Given the popularity of such television shows as Ace of Cakes, this book will attract a number of readers.--Mark Knoblauch"Booklist" (12/01/2011)

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