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Fondant Modeling for Cake Decorators: 100 Fondant Features to Top Off a Special Cake Spiral-bound – September 8, 2011
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This book comes at a perfect time.... The majority of the book focuses on creating 100 distinct cake toppers or decorative pieces made solely from fondant icing. These range from brides and grooms to cats, sharks, clowns, tractors, and musical notes. Each topper is outlined over one to three pages and is identified as easy, intermediate, or advanced. The spiral binding allows the book to lie open flat for ease of use, and the color pictures and step-by-step instructions make the projects unintimidating. (Susan Hurst, Miami University of Ontario Libraries Library Journal 2011-11-01)
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Helen Penman has been making fondant cakes for more than 15 years. She designs cakes for Cakes and Sugarcraft magazine and runs her own cake-decorating business, Too Nice to Slice.
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Size-wise, the book is small, but content-wise, it's packed! Not only does it contain how to create lots of different little characters in fondant, but it also contains cake recipes, frosting recipes, and recipes to make your own fondant, gumpaste, and marzipan.
I was confused when the book discussed modeling chocolate among all the recipes for all of the above items, but it did not actually include a recipe for modeling chocolate. I'm thinking that this is an error in the book, maybe? It is the first edition, after all. I found a recipe for modeling chocolate online (it's ridiculously simple!), but I think that if it's going to be mentioned with the 'make your own' section of ingredients, then the recipe should be included.
Overall, the book is great! It covers all the tools and techniques you need for creating super cute fondant creatures. I love the step-by-step photos throughout the book. Every page has full-color photos. The pages are thick and glossy.
Be warned that the book is written for a UK audience. Some of the terms used in the book are different for Americans, but this isn't a major hindrance.
This is a well-crafted, interesting, creative, and informative book about making fondant creatures. I feel completely inspired to take my fondant skills to the next level with this. Highly recommended!
I especially found the beginning of the book useful, where it showed images and provided explanations of each type of tool and item needed and how to use it successfully. It also provides a cake recipe and a simple buttercream recipe - which I admit I have not attempted yet as I have my own. The step-by-step instructions are very clear and easy to follow.
it was a nice journey :)