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About the Author

Maisie Parrish specializes in creating cute and colourful characters for cakes. She is an International Tutor and Demonstrator for Wilton in the US and also demonstrates for Squires Kitchen in the UK. Maisie has appeared on QVC and UKTV for The Good Food Show. She also contributes to magazines including Cakes & Sugarcraft and Cake Craft & Decoration.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (June 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715330055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715330050
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #357,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Biography
"Maisie Parrish is often told she has magic hands, and when she begins to work something magical does indeed happen"
quoted by her publisher.
Her modelling career begin in 1989 when she experimented with salt dough. Being completely self taught, she created a range of characters, which at the time were quite unique. Her first order was from a buyer from a large London store. This was how her company Maisie Dough began. She subsequently wrote two doughcraft titles A Doughcraft Workstation and A Doughcraft Funstation which are now out of print.

She was soon asked to contribute to a sugarcraft magazine and it was then that she first started to work in sugar, and had to teach herself how to do three dimensional figures, and how to cover a cake. Well the rest is history and an international career continued. This year sees the completion of her 12th published title for David and Charles "Maisie Parrish's Naughty Cakes." The title does suggest it is naughty, but also very nice.

She is pushing the boundaries a little with this one, as there are lots of naked bodies, limbs, and facial expressions to create, as well as standing figures. As ever everthing has the Maisielicious touch, with lots of humour, so look forward to seeing this one in March 2014.

Maisie's work is easily recognisable, and very much copied, and her many fans travel across the globe to be taught by her at Maisie's Sugarcraft Academy in Stoke on Trent. They are a truly international affair, and she continues to create and entertain her students as she generously shares her unique modelling skills. You can find out much more about her and her class on her lively website www.maisieparrish.com

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By The Arty Crafter on October 22, 2009
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This was the next step for me after Maisie's marzipan figures book and it is fantastic. The instructions are clear and the cakes are clever, funny and full of personality. You can also use the fondant creatures as a starting point for your own ideas and cake creations. I loved this book.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By B. Mars on September 12, 2009
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This book is excellent for the novice baker/decorator. Very simple instructions and easy to follow.Can't wait to put ideas to use.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By LGO on April 16, 2011
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It has good variety and good instructions, easy enough for a beginner-intermediate level but not too easy that it becomes boring such as the basic lessons that Wilton offers
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Allen on July 27, 2010
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I love this book. The photos are colorful and easy to see details, the font is easy to read, and the directions are thorough. It's great for anyone wanting to make an incredible looking whimsical cake. It really inspires creativity!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Misty L. Creamer on January 26, 2011
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I was amazed when I got this book at how adorable the projects are! Such cute ideas, and I LOVE that there are complete step-by-step instructions on how to create the adorable people and animals in the book. Definitely worth the money and now I want to buy the rest of Maisie's books.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By SOY on February 1, 2010
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This book has some great tips in the front of the book for non-experienced decorators and bakers.
The directions are easy to follow, and there are a few great cakes inside that are absolutely adorable!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Teresa Svec on February 17, 2010
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The book is wonderful. The author shows step-by-step how to's. Easy to make. Loved it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Susan Vogt on August 15, 2010
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I purchased this book for the ideas and instructions on making the animal caricatures. I am very please with the purchase as the book has beautiful photos and the directions are very well written. I purchased this book for myself but it would also make a wonderful gift. Several friends have seen the book at my home and said they were going home to order one.
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