This book is a must for cooks everywhere who love to bake for family and friends. As well as all the basic techniques -including essential cake mixes, basic cake recipes and guidance for covering and decorating with icings, frostings, sugarpaste, fudge, and marzipan - there are over 50 spectacular cakes. All the recipes are easy to follow, with step-by-step colour photography, combined with stunning pictures of each finished cake.
Classic Cakes, one of three sections, includes traditional favourites perfect for teas, picnics and formal and informal gatherings. Battenberg, Dundee Cake, Roulade, Chocolate Gateau, Spice Cake, Madeira Cake, Shortcake and many more are included, sometimes in their classic form, and sometimes reinterpreted for a new twist.<>Special Occasion Cakes brings together cakes for New Year, Valentines Day, Christmas and other calendar festivals together with celebration cakes for christenings, weddings, and birthdays. A delightful section on Children's Party Cakes is filled with novelty and fun cake ideas for kids of all ages: dinosaurs, clowns, elephants, caterpillars, monsters and many more.
Beautifully presented and easy to use, Irresistible Cakes is an essential addition to your kitchen library.