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Cakes to Inspire and Desire

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Be inspired to create celebration cakes that are as desirable as they are delicious

Step by step, combine and decorate basic shapes for results as simple or sensational as you desire. Achieve effortlessly eye-catching effects through clever color choices and bold embellishment.Ensure your cake is party-perfect with expert tips and techniques, easy shortcuts and extra design
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Paperback, 137 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by David & Charles Publishers (first published January 1st 2007)
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Sherry
Apr 14, 2009 Sherry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: cake decorators
I LOVE this book! Fantastic designs that are actually attainable! Although all the cakes in this book are highly stylized and very ornate and detailed, no technique is difficult. The only pre-requisite anyone might need is a beginning fondant class, just because I think it's kind of impossible to learn how to properly (and prettily) cover a cake in fondant by reading about it in a book. So if you've had instruction in covering a cake in fondant, know how to make fondant cut-outs stick to the sid ...more
Ashlee
Aug 16, 2008 Ashlee rated it it was amazing
As a cake designer Lindy has got to be my favorite inspiration. I just love her designs, and she shares her instructions so easily! A GREAT book, esp if you want to learn about making unbalanced (or as she calls them "wonky" cakes). Although better if you know basic cake decorating techniques before you attempt some of her designs.
Suzie
Jun 30, 2009 Suzie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who likes to bake
Recommended to Suzie by: internet
Shelves: never-ending
i absolutley love this book!

the cake on the cover is going to be my weding cake, just in other colours and flowers.

lindy smith is an amazing cake designer and has really god recepies and step-by-step tutorials in this book.
Sara
Jul 01, 2009 Sara added it
Shelves: cake
This one has unique ideas, really for advanced decorators. She focuses a lot on metal "cake jewelry".
SueAnn
Aug 01, 2011 SueAnn marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: skimmed-thru
includes info on jewelry making
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World renowned for her designs, writing and teaching Lindy Smith is a highly experienced and talented British cake designer & sugarcrafter. Recognised for her exquisite attention to detail and eye for colour Lindy has been translating her designs into sugarcraft for many years From humble beginnings in her home kitchen, experimenting with the 'basics' she learnt from an inspirational teacher, ...more
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