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Alan Dunn's Christmas Cakes Hardcover – October 5, 2010

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About the Author

Alan started cake decorating at an early age. He has become one of the sugarcraft world's leading authors and is hugely respected for his artistic approach in creating lifelike sugar and cold porcelain flowers. Alan is an accredited demonstrator for The British Sugarcraft Guild. He teaches and demonstrates across Europe, as well as the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Japan and most recently South Africa.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland; 1 edition (October 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847737714
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847737717
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,238,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Westie on January 9, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Alan Dunn never ceases to amaze. Exquisite arrangements, subtle colouring with incredible originality. Based on one other review where the person said that the book was not for beginners, the individual is probably right. Alan Dunn, in this book, is for those who have completed their first gumpaste class, acquired the basics and now want to get incredible accolades for their cakes. If you follow the directions closely, you will win competitions with flowers made from this book. If you want the same quality of flower making, but a little more basic, Alan's "Wedding Cake Bible" is probably the book for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By January Sparkle on November 21, 2010
Format: Hardcover
There are 16 beautiful CAKES in this book.as well as 20 or so flowers and foliage and several candle displays and sprays too.... ... some aimed at the novice decorator - a cool snowman cake, christmas stockings and my favourite - a christmas tree - a beautiful cake !!! ..... and also lot's for the more experienced sugarcrafter too. Alan's books are always an inspiration - I love it......
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dolce on January 9, 2011
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I ordered this book just before Christmas and could not put it down from the moment I got it. I have all of Alan's books and this as the other ones is breath taking. He is truly an artist, there are a handful of people who truly know how to work with Gum Paste Alan is truly one he belongs in that group.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Johnson on November 8, 2010
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The title Christmas Cakes is really what throws you, I was expecting designs and ideas for cakes, but I got decorations so it should say Christmas center pieces or Christmas decorations but really not cakes.
With all of that said it is beautiful. If you are a beginner like myself then this is really not what you are looking for.
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By Amazon Customer on November 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I have bought several of Alan's books. I believe that anyone could learn to make flowers from him. His pictures and descriptions are very well thought out and the pictures show step by step processes. You must have this and all his books in my opinon.
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By Red on November 5, 2013
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Gorgeous pictorials, perfect floral sugarpaste specimens. The level of detail and artistry makes it one to behold and refer to. Love all his books!
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