Contemporary Wedding Cakes (9780804848770)

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Merehurst Limited
Hardcover, Jacketed
Date Published:
color photos; 32 recipes
Number of Pages:
Trim Size:
8 3/4 X 11

The perfect wedding cake is the crowning glory of any wedding day. Contemporary Wedding Cakes, written by two top wedding cake designers, explores the myriad of options that are open to brides and grooms-to-be.

Divided into three sections, this book caters to all different types of weddings. Nadene Hurst writes about royal-iced wedding cake designs ranging from stylized collars and panel work to special techniques such as stringwork, brush embroidery, stenciling and airbrushing. Julie Springall focuses on sugarpaste wedding cakes, offering wonderful and distinctly different ideas, ranging from an Art Nouveau design to New England folk art. Both authors contribute to the third section, which explores the potential of American-style stacked cakes.

Each section contains eight cakes, explaining the individual techniques required to recreate the stunning designs. The step-by-step photographs and the clear, informative text make this book an ideal tool for cake decorators. Whether you are seeking inspiration for new designs or helping brides and grooms select a cake, this book will be an invaluable and timeless source of reference.

The ultimate companion for brides and grooms-to-be, and cake decorators alike, this book offers a wealth of ideas that will inspire you and ensure your dream wedding cake can become a reality.

Cakes include:
  • Briar Rose Cake
  • Honeysuckle Dream Cake
  • Art Deco
  • Indian Elephants
  • Champagne Celebration
  • Scrolls and Ivy

About the Author:
Nadene Hurst has won many prestigious trophies for her competition work in royal icing, from Hotelympia to the British Sugarcraft Guild National Exhibition Competitions, along with being involved in the creation of one of the royal wedding cakes.

Julie Springall has worked in cake decorating for a number of years. She has contributed to several magazines, including Brides, House Beautiful, Bella, and Sugarcraft Guild Magazine.