Never serve a boring looking cake again! This stunning collection of buttercream cake decorating projects will transform your regular bakes into works of art, using simple techniques and nothing but 100% delicious buttercream. With 30 step-by-step single-tier cake decorating projects on a wide variety of themes, you'll find cakes for all occasions that will lift your baking to a new creative level. The cakes range in size from 4 to 8 inches high, and come in a host of shapes and sizes - round and square but also simple carved shapes including a wreath, a log and a birdcage. The ideal book for buttercream beginners, this colourful cake decorating book will show you how to create simple yet sensational cakes every day that will wow all who see and eat them! With expert instruction from the best buttercream teachers in the world, you'll learn step-by-step a wide range of innovative buttercream techniques using piping tips, palette knives and more.
Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong left the Philippines in 2008 to work in the UK in the medical field. After learning how to make cupcake bouquets in 2011 they launched their business Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes and have since won numerous top international awards for their amazing buttercream designs. They are the bestselling authors of The Contemporary Buttercream Bible and 100 Buttercream Flowers and teach classes in Europe, Asia and the US.
Introduction Tools Equipment Cake recipes Buttercream recipe, flavouring and colouring Covering a cake Nozzle guide 10 themes with 3 designs in each theme: 1. ROMANTIC - red rose heart, black lace, ball of flowers 2. RUSTIC - terrarium, autumn wreath, woodland log 3. SHABBY CHIC - chalkboard, pail of roses, vintage button box 4. CLASSIC - bird cage, hat box roses, fabric effects 5. ARTISTIC - inspired by Romero Britto, Monet waterlilies, Van Gogh sunflowers 6. GEOMETRIC - pastel tiles, Aztec, stripes and swirls 7. METALLIC - chocolate and gold, sugar crystals, gold vein 8. MONOCHROMATIC - blue China, bas relief, stencil spray 9. ECCENTRIC - decorated slices, steampunk, wonderland 10. SCENIC - beach, garden, exotic