The arrival of the cake is the highlight of any party. But imagine the oohs and aahs when it arrives in the form of a fairy castle, a jack-in-the-box, or a baby's cradle! Master baker Ann Pickard shows how to create these and 22 other cake designs in this fun and fabulous guide. Each technique is presented in detail and illustrated with delectable photographs, from making royal icing, to using a special piping nozzle for creating hair and grass, to modeling some of the sweetest characters your party guests ever ate.
Ann Pickard qualified as a Baker and Cake Decorator in 1983 and runs a successful cake-decorating business. She has published several books on cake decorating, including, most recently, Cake Characters.