“An absolute game changer in the industry of cake art . . . hugely aspirational yet completely approachable . . . Bravo!” (Chef Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes).
This essential guide demonstrates more than fifty innovative techniques—via easy-to-follow step-by-step photographic tutorials—and includes over forty stunning cake designs to create at home, from simple cupcakes to three-tiered wonders.
Valeri and Christina start by showing you how to perfect a basic buttercream recipe and how to pipe simple textures, patterns, and an array of flowers. They then demonstrate how to create a myriad of creative effects using diverse techniques such as stamping, stenciling, palette knife painting, and much more.
“I look forward to learning all the skills that I, as an artist in rolled fondant, have only the most rudimentary grasp of. Not since Cakewalk by Margaret Braun have I been this excited about a cake book.” —Chef Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes
“The authors’ examples are inspirational and a demonstration of what is possible if you ‘put your whole heart into it.’ Overall, Valeriano and Ong have created a book full of inspiration and encouragement that re-energizes the use of buttercream in modern cake design.” —Sonya Hong of American Cake Decorating
“Fascinating techniques . . . lovely ideas.” —Lindy Smith, author of The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible