Natasha Collins is the owner of the legendary boutique cake-making company Nevie-Pie Cakes, known for supplying high-profile brands, celebrity clients, and individuals with delicious, decadent pastries.
In The Painted Cake, Natasha reveals how party-throwers and pastry lovers can create incredible treats in their own homes using fondant painted with edible colors. Thirty recipes are presented for cakes, cookies, and cupcakes, and a wealth of carefully-selected designs range from classic to contemporary, quirky to lushly romantic, and include ones appropriate for all types of parties and levels of festivitiescasual gatherings to gala events.
Brightly and beautifully designed in the spirit of Natasha’s creations, The Painted Cake is a gorgeous four-color volume with exquisite images on every page. Chapters open with elegant two-page spreads. Easy-to-follow instructions are paired with high-quality step-by-step photographs and finished product shots. Handmade watercolor illustrations on pages throughout exemplify and complement the painted pastry designs.
The instructions in this unique, delightful, and inspiring volume encompass ones for cooking, constructing, and painting baked goods, from single-level to multi-tiered cakes, as well as more everyday cupcakes and cookies. Templates, advice on painting techniques and assembly, and detailed information on materials and equipment are also included, and each project is graded from simple to advanced.
With The Painted Cake, anyone, even absolute beginners, can transform delectable treats into visually-stunning, edible art. This is both a remarkably beautiful, one-of-a-kind book to display, and a hands-on manual to return to again and again.
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