The magic of the holidays comes alive all year long with these delightful and delicious decorated cakes!
In Holiday Cakes and Cupcakes
, professional cake decorator Carol Deacon's incredible cake designs run the gamut of seasonal holidays to provide that special touch that only a personally baked and decorated cake brings to the table. Deacon shows you how to create 21 fabulous cakes, including Christmas cakes, Halloween cakes, Valentine's Day cakes, Easter cakes, and cakes to fit any other occasion.
The step-by-step instructions ensure that all the cakes and cupcakes will be easy to make and become the frosted focus of your holiday celebration. Each cake has a matching cupcake design that can be made as an accompaniment to the cake or, if you wish, on their own as the stars of the occasion in their own right.
Deacon also shares sugarcraft tips and tricks along with her winning cake baking recipes so that your holiday cakes will taste as wonderful as they look. So make the most of your next holiday by creating a cake that will impress and delight your family and friends.
Carol Deacon began cake decorating when a friend asked her to make a birthday cake and the combination of cake and creativeness appealed to her. She entered a few icing competitions and won a car and a gold medal for her amazing creations. Carol decided to leave advertising to work at Jane Asher's cake shop in Chelsea London for a year. Carol then went freelance and as well as making celebration and wedding cakes has written for cake and food magazines—these include Cake Craft and Decoration and BBC Good Food. She is the author of Fabulous Party Cakes and Cupcakes. Carol lives in Hertfordshire, England with her husband, three children, a very sticky kitchen, and a whole bunch of ideas for her next book.