Author: Alan Dunn
Publisher: Merehurst Limited
Release Date: 2003-05-15
Exotic, beautiful, delicate orchids capture the imagination and provide simple style. Inspired by the wide range of blooms now available, three sugarcraft experts now show you how to recreate these lovely, ethereal flowers as cake decorations. Celebrating the diversity of orchids from around the world, the flowers vary from vibrant red to subtle pink and the most striking pure white. Familiar favorites are combined with unusual, lesser-known orchid varieties to provide a wealth of choice for every occasion. Inside this cake decorating book are over 20 projects that provide ideas for sprays, bouquets, pots, and table arrangements. The orchids decorate a range of celebration cakes from the traditional and contemporary wedding cakes to christening cakes, anniversary cakes and seasonal projects, such as Christmas and springtime. Complementary blooms, such as lace-cap hydrangea, spiky leucadendron, Mexican blue flower, glorious passionflower and pink gaura flowers, are included to enhance the orchid displays. Sugar Orchids for Cakes is a stunning book with beautiful images and clear, detailed instructions, making it a must-have for all sugar flower makers looking for up-to-the-minute ideas on creating and displaying fashionable orchids. Cake recipes and Orchids include: Star of Bethlehem Cake with Star of Bethlehem Orchids Oriental Delight Cake with Bamboo Orchids and Hydrangeas Sunburst Splendor Cake with Comparettia Speciosa Orchids and Passionflower Tropical Scent Cake with Vanilla Orchids
Author: Alan Dunn
Release Date: 2019-04-02
From exotic orchids to delicate Japanese cherry blossoms, renowned cake decorating author Alan Dunn reveals the magic of creating these intricate, life-like designs. In this exciting collection of sugar flower designs, the expert sugarcrafter focuses on the most popular varieties of exotic flowers, as well as some of his own personal favorites. With over 60 cake decorating and flower design ideas, this book is sure to be a favorite. Exotic flowers and unusual blooms are becoming increasingly popular and accessible, makingExotic Sugar Flowers for Cakes the perfect companion. Ideal cake decorations, these exotic sugar flowers are breathtakingly beautiful and fascinatingly formed. From the delicate matilija poppy to the exquisite bird of paradise, Dunn's stunning designs capture the unique qualities of each individual bloom. Every flower is fully illustrated with clear, color photographs and detailed, practical step-by-step instructions. The latest techniques and professional hints and tips are also included, making the designs achievable by both novice and experienced sugar flower makers. This cake decorating book shows how to wire and arrange the flowers into amazing sprays, bouquets and arrangements, and how to display them on cakes or as table decorations. Flowers include: Miltoniopsis Orchid Bird of Paradise Flame Lily Red-feathered Gerbera Brazilian Kapok Tree Flower Amaryllis Ladder Fern Alstroemeria
Author: Alan Dunn
Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited
Release Date: 2008
This stunning book shows you how to make beautifully realistic sugarcraft flowers for cake decorations. There are detailed instructions on how to make 32 flowers, from the classic rose to the more exotic Akebia flower. Each project has a tools and materials list, clear, detailed instructions and step photography, as well as a photograph of the finished flower simply displayed. The following chapter, Sprays and Arrangements, shows you how to make beautiful flower arrangements designed from a selection of flowers from the first chapter, that can be displayed in glass vases and bowls and used as table displays. Finally, the chapter on Cakes showcases the flowers on individual cakes. There are 15 cake designs to suit any occasion, ranging from a two-tiered wedding cake to a heart-shaped anniversary cake. The front pages feature the basic equipment, techniques and recipes used throughout the book.
A beautiful, clear and concise guide to crafting realistic flowers and leaves in flower paste (gum paste). In the Kew Book of Sugar Flowers, sugarcraft specialist Cassie Brown teaches you how to craft stunning, authentic-looking flowers and foliage using flower paste (gum paste). Learn how to create beautiful bouquets and stunning sprays, from the early stages of germinating your ideas - taking inspiration from nature and making moulds from real flowers and leaves - to creating floral cake decorations with an exotic or wild flower theme for a special occasion. Through clear and concise step-by-step instructions, Cassie explains every facet of crafting sugar flowers, from gaining an appreciation of the flower itself, to preparing the flower paste and colouring it to wiring the flowers into an attractive and realistic bouquet. There is a veritable garden of delights to choose from, from ornate orchids to delicate daisies. The method for crafting each individual flower is demonstrated in stunning detail beginning with an 'exploded flower' photograph that illustrates each of the individual components and working through the techniques and tricks that Cassie herself applies to create her stunning floral displays. The Kew Book of Sugar Flowers is the perfect book for the established sugarcrafter looking to develop their skills and take their cake-decorating capabilities to the next level. Readers with a particular interest in flowers and plants will also love this book for its painstaking recreation of flora in flower paste (gum paste), and the book is endorsed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew giving extra credibility to the stunning realism of the flowers that Cassie Brown has recreated.
Author: Mary Ford
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Release Date: 1998
Mary Ford introduces this fantastic collection of superlative hand-crafted flowers. Each flower is presented with easy step-by-step instructions, which means that with time, skill, patience and a few practical hints, beautiful flowers can be accomplished by almost anyone. The uses of sugar flowers are varied; brides can have flowers copied in sugar from their bridal spray and birthday, christening, anniversary and other special occasion cakes can also be enhanced with these exquisite decorations which will last for years. The book includes background information on each flower together with details of the flowering season and appropriate uses. For beginners, the book includes valuable information on the necessary equipment and how to make and use flower paste and experts will find a new collection of flowers to test their skills. Decorative Sugar Flowers For Cakes is a wonderful collection that shows the uses of floral artistry through the different seasons.
The most contemporary book on sugar flowers ever produced, which will remain a cornerstone reference title long into the future. Jacqueline Butler has an international following of over 270,000 engaged fans--her work is of the highest quality and the most desirable style.
Learn the all skills for making sugar flowers in this exquisite new collection from acclaimed sugar artist and bestselling author Jacqueline Butler. Building on the foundations established in Modern Sugar Flowers, this second volume introduces over 20 new sugar flowers in various stages of bloom, as well as flower buds and leaves, using Jacqueline's signature pastel color palette. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of step-by-step photographs, you will learn not only how to master the flowers but also how to use them to create beautiful arrangements on six contemporary cake designs.
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Even if you have never attempted to make sugar flowers before, this book will help you to achieve spectacular results! Alison Proctor describes her methods with clear, easy-to-follow instructions, teaching how to achieve a variety of stunning effects.
A sugar-coated feast for the eyes and the imagination—this exciting 1,000 collection presents glorious full-color photographs of beautiful, outrageous, and deliciously decorated desserts, from extravagant wedding and birthday cakes to cupcakes and cookies that are miniature works of art. Like all of the books in our 1,000 series, this is not an instructional book, rather, it is a visual showcase designed to provide endless inspiration for anyone who loves decorative baking and entertaining.
Author: Alan Dunn
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Cake decorating
Flowers have been used for centuries to decorate celebratory cakes. This book starts by describing the different materials used in flower art: essentially for the purposes of this book, gum paste and fondant. Next, there are core techniques: learn these and you'll be able to make any flowers; the main section is the "sugar flower directory", which shows how-tos for 30 different sugar flowers, many so lifelike you want to inhale their scent, and including some extraordinary fantasy creations. The different examples are flagged by skill level, and are appropriate for a range of themes and occasion cakes (Christmas, weddings, christenings) or simply to give as gifts (wedding favors, Mother's Day, Valentine's, indeed any occasion when you might be inclined to give flowers, give a sugar flower crafted with care and made with love.)