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Sweet Celebrations: The Art of Decorating Beautiful Cakes

Format:  Hardcover,

196 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Oct 1999

ISBN-13: 9780684846750

ISBN-10: 0684846756

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In "Sweet Celebrations" the woman "InStyle" called "New York's reigning cake diva" shares her recipes, designs, techniques, and tips in a gloriously illustrated book.
"Bon Appetit" called master baker and decorator Weinstock "the Leonardo da Vinci of wedding cakes," and her stunningly original creations have graced the celebrations of Oprah Winfrey, Ted Turner, and Whitney Houston. Her repertoire includes not just grand, romantic, floral wedding cakes but cakes appropriate for "all" of life's festive moments. Now she shares her expertise with bakers who want the perfect cake to commemorate that very special occasion.
"Sweet Celebrations" includes cakes for birthdays, anniversaries, bon voyage send-offs, victory parties, and more. Graded according to difficulty, there are cakes for the beginning as well as the experienced decorator. Present your favorite graduate with a richly bound pile of books, welcome a newborn with a delectable stack of pastel-colored blocks, or serve the charming cottage cake at a housewarming. Each of the featured twenty-four cakes is shown in full color, with complete step-by-step instructions for baking, assembling, and decorating. In addition there are many inspiring photographs of the fabulous cakes Weinstock has created for clients around the world.
The book provides recipes for cakes, frostings, and fillings, as well as detailed illustrated instructions on decorating techniques. "Sweet Celebrations" is a must-have volume for home and professional bakers who want to make and serve cakes that taste as good as they look.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Oct 1999
ISBN-13: 9780684846750
ISBN-10: 0684846756
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 196
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.25 x 10.25 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 0978068484675

Chapter outline

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Basic Guidancep. 9
Equipmentp. 9
Resource Guidep. 10
About Cakesp. 11
Crumb Coatingp. 14
Basic Cake Recipesp. 17
Classic Yellow Cakep. 17
Lady Baltimore White Cakep. 19
Spice Cakep. 20
Chocolate Fudge Cakep. 21
Carrot Cakep. 22
Almond Cakep. 23
Hazelnut Cakep. 24
Icings, Fillings, and Washesp. 27
Basic Buttercream Icingp. 28
Chocolate Buttercream Icingp. 30
Basic Buttercream Fillingp. 31
Flavored Buttercream Fillingsp. 32
Cream Cheese Buttercream Fillingp. 32
Chocolate Buttercream Fillingp. 32
Mocha Buttercream Fillingp. 33
Orange Buttercream Fillingp. 33
Lemon Buttercream Fillingp. 33
Raspberry Buttercream Fillingp. 33
Chocolate Mousse Fillingp. 35
Royal Icingp. 36
Washes: Simple Syrupp. 38
Working with Sugar Doughp. 39
Coloringp. 41
Handling Sugar Doughp. 41
Storing Flowersp. 43
Equipmentp. 43
Basic Flower Instructionsp. 45
Spray Flowersp. 46
Pansyp. 47
Irisp. 48
Violetp. 50
Calla Lilyp. 51
Rosesp. 53
To make the budsp. 53
To make the petalsp. 54
To make a calyxp. 54
Additional Decorationsp. 55
Ribbonsp. 55
Bowsp. 56
Loop Bowsp. 57
Piping Techniquesp. 59
Basketweavep. 60
Nantucket Weavep. 62
Cornellip. 62
Dotted Swiss, Pearls, Writingp. 63
Leavesp. 63
Dragging Pearl Borderp. 64
Looping m or up. 64
Lily of the Valleyp. 65
Swagsp. 66
Specialty Cakesp. 67
Antique White Tiered Wedding Cakep. 68
Baby Block Cakep. 73
Balloon Cakep. 78
Box Wedding Cakep. 84
Cornelli Heart Cakep. 90
Calla Lily Cakep. 94
Fairy Tree Cakep. 98
Gift Box Cakep. 104
Hatbox Cakep. 110
Lily of the Valley Cakep. 115
Marzipan Fruit Cakep. 121
Peach Rose Wedding Cakep. 126
Potted Iris Cakep. 132
Ribbon Cakep. 138
Shaggy Dog Cakep. 143
Handbag Cakep. 147
Shopping Bag Cakep. 150
Stack of Books Cakep. 152
Straw Hat Cakep. 156
Sunflower Cakep. 161
Teacup Cakep. 164
Thatched Roof Cottage Cakep. 170
Round Cakesp. 175
Clown Cakep. 175
Basketball Cakep. 180
Globe Cakep. 185
Indexp. 189
Metric Equivalenciesp. 196

Book description

In Sweet Celebrations the woman InStyle called "New York's reigning cake diva" shares her recipes, designs, techniques, and tips in a gloriously illustrated book.

Bon Appétit called master baker and decorator Weinstock "the Leonardo da Vinci of wedding cakes", and her stunningly original creations have graced the celebrations of Oprah Winfrey, Ted Turner, and Whitney Houston. Her repertoire includes not just grand, romantic, floral wedding cakes but cakes appropriate for all of life's festive moments. Now she shares her expertise with bakers who want the perfect cake to commemorate that very special occasion.

Sweet Celebrations includes cakes for birthdays, anniversaries, bon voyage send-offs, victory parties, and more. Graded according to difficulty, there are cakes for the beginning as well as the experienced decorator. Present your favorite graduate with a richly bound pile of books, welcome a newborn with a delectable stack of pastel-colored blocks, or serve the charming cottage cake at a housewarming. Each of the featured twenty-four cakes is shown in full color, with complete step-by-step instructions for baking, assembling, and decorating. In addition there are many inspiring photographs of the fabulous cakes Weinstock has created for clients around the world.

The book provides recipes for cakes, frostings, and fillings, as well as detailed illustrated instructions on decorating techniques. Sweet Celebrations is a must-have volume for home and professional bakers who want to make and serve cakes that taste as good as they look.

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