This excellent book has been carefully planned to take readers step by step through all the cake making and cake decorating skills. Beginning with the basics, there are tried and tested recipes for a wide variety of classic sponge and fruit cakes, and simple icings and frostings for quick and easy baking. The book also contains 100 step-by-step projects, using the techniques and skills acquired to make beautiful cakes for every occasion. The detailed instructional photography guarantees great results every time, and the glorious picture of every finished cake shows the reader exactly what they should be aiming to achieve. Readers will find it easy to follow the detailed illustrated step-by-step guides to perfect cake making and decorating in order to create a host of varied finishes, from the simple to the lavish.
Angela Nilsen's career has always involved food, either teaching or writing about it for books, magazines, newspapers, both in England and North America (here she was a food writer with the Vancouver Sun newspaper, Canada for 7 years). From May 1994 - July 2004, she was Food Editor of BBC Good Food Magazine, and is now a freelance writer and editor. In 2003 she was short-listed for the Glenfiddich Cookery Writer Award, and is the 2004 winner of both the Glenfiddich Cookery Writer Award and The Guild of Food Writers' Cookery Journalist of the year Award for her work in the 'Ultimate' series in BBC Good Food Magazine.