Step by Step Cake Decorating Book & Giveaway ♥

I recently received this Step by Step Cake Decorating book from DK. I normally only come across recipe books as opposed books with decorative techniques used in making cakes, so I was interested to give this a read. Cake decorating has become hugely popular in the UK recently, which I
would assume is in part due to TV shows like the Great British Bake Off.

I was really surprised when I received it with how big it is! It’s a massive 248 pages long, and each page is filled with bright photos and interesting content. The book has step by step instructions on how to make and decorate celebration cakes, cupcakes and cake pops. Decorating techniques include piping, stencilling, cutting and painting, as well as how to create flowers, hand-model characters and more. There are also 20 unique projects on how to make novelty and more elegant cakes, including a children’s pirate-ship, and a filigree-piped wedding cake.

I like the simplicity of the book, and how it features the basic skills as well as the more intricate techniques needed for cake decorating. I don’t class myself as a beginner, but I’m certainly no expert, and I think this book is perfect for me. I’ve discovered lots of new things which I can’t wait to try, as well as finding out the ‘proper’ way of doing things I’d already experimented with. Basic steps for beginners show you how to make and use a range of icings and coverings, including buttercream, royal icing, flower paste and marzipan, and also how to create the perfect canvas for decorating. More complicated things such as how to model a fondant rose and painting are shown with step by step easy to follow colourful photos. I think this book would suit everyone from enthusiastic cake decorating beginners to more experienced cake decorators.

Step by Step Cake Decorating retails for £16.99 from DK books.

If you’d like a chance to win your own copy, just enter my giveaway via Rafflecopter below!
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Step by Step Cake Decorating Book & Giveaway ♥
Step by Step Cake Decorating Book & Giveaway ♥
Step by Step Cake Decorating Book & Giveaway ♥
Step by Step Cake Decorating Book & Giveaway ♥
Step by Step Cake Decorating Book & Giveaway ♥
Step by Step Cake Decorating Book & Giveaway ♥

Step by Step Cake Decorating Book & Giveaway ♥

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10 Comments

  1. October 1, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    Thanks! The books looks lovely! I think I would have to buy one of those pretty book stands so that I could display the book in my kitchen!!! The pretty illustrations are too nice to be hidden on a shelf or in a cupboard! I am a HUGE Cath Kidston fan like you and have all her books – and guess where I keep them – on display on my desk in my living room for all to see lol!

  2. October 5, 2013 / 9:51 pm

    Lovely prize & would be a great motivator to win

  3. October 6, 2013 / 6:45 am

    Lovely giveaway… Beautiful book. I love baking and cake decorating – despite being quite the novice… what a nice book! I like step by step pictures – makes life so much easier when you're attempting to be 'creative'! 😉

  4. October 6, 2013 / 11:19 am

    This looks like a gorgeous book, I love pictures in cookbooks, it keeps me motivated.
    On a slightly weird note, I'm POSITIVE I filled in the rafflecopter for this giveaway a few days ago, but when I signed in today none of the entries were acknowledged, even though I know I've done them all. So I've redone them, but I hope it doesn't look like I'm trying to enter multiple times!

  5. October 6, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    Just discovered your gorgeous site! It's fabulous and this book looks amazing!

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