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Sylvia Weinstock's Sensational Cakes Hardcover – November 1, 2008
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About the Author
Sylvia Weinstock is the grande dame of cake design, one of the first to use imaginative forms for wedding cakesintroducing butterflies and bees, for example, to brides who had previously known only flowers. Her 25-year-old company, located in New York City, has created cakes for the Clinton White House as well as numerous celebrity weddings. Weinstock’s cakes have been featured in publications ranging from Modern Bride to the New York Times. She lives in Manhattan.
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Top Customer Reviews
However, if you're looking for instructions on how to do gumpaste flowers, how to place flowers on forms in between layers, or how to assemble a cake, look elsewhere. But if you have a good repetoire of cake decorating books or sugar decorating books, that info will probably be in there. If you're looking for a book of cakes that can inspire you and recipes that are yummy (made chocolate fudge cake, lady baltimore cake, the bc and bc fillings for a practice cake)-you'll love it!
As with her other cake book, it is a testimony for herself at how good she is at her craft. For the type of beautiful cake work that she and her staff create time after time, she most surely deserves some credit. The book has lavish photography with clear visual detail of many of her spectacular cakes, along with accompanying stories. But at the end of the book, she gives a beggars handful of cake batters; there was no point to this decision because it is obvious throughout this project, that there would be no cake instruction given. It would have served her well to have just left it as self-serving project.
I would recommend this book for the visual effects of her cakes only. But for learning how to make these cakes, there are other industry masters who take great joy in imparting their knowledge and sharing it with you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm one of Sylvia Weinstock's biggest fans. I just love her. So, of course I love this book. I don't mind that it is more of a picture book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ms. Shawn
Fancy...Fancy Cakes, even her miniatures and cupcakes are beautifully extravagant. The real treat is her recipes help you recreate her cakes for yourself & you don't have to be on... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert Myers
Great recipes coupled with incredible stories! Photos were tastefully placed between the pages. I enjoyed reading this book a lot and look forward to testing the recipes soon.Published 7 months ago by Ruby van Ingen