Cakes to Dream On: A Master Class in Decorating by Colette Peters

By Colette Peters

Colette peters, the distinguished queen of the confectionary arts, unveils an inspiring source for critical domestic bakers, specialist cooks, and aÞcionados of Colette’s wonderful suitable for eating structure. The inventive cake decorator--whose unbelievable and luscious concoctions have seemed far and wide from White apartment Christmases to royal weddings--presents a grasp classification in cake layout and ornament, along an all-new collection of her personal cake designs. With truffles to Dream On, Colette’s encouraged creations can now be rendered into show-stopping tarts of your own.

Cakes to Dream On unearths the secrets and techniques to fashioning lovely and completely special tarts for all occasions--whether it’s a plush marriage reception (the majestic Ivory marriage ceremony Cake) or a whimsical children’s social gathering (the whimsical Homage to Dr. Seuss). Colette offers designs for cake structure starting from the imperial beauty of Dolce de Medici, to the stylish grace of Bride’s classic Cameo, to the topsy-turvy daydream of Mad Tea Party.

Colette starts with the principles: she illuminates step-by-step the method of creating a multitiered cake, from deciding on serving sizes and selecting acceptable cake pans to creating Þllings, and finally stacking layers so that they don’t tumble off the desk. tarts to Dream On additionally discloses insider tips of the exchange: Colette’s easy-to-follow directions in concepts reminiscent of sugarwork, gumpaste, brush embroidery, and piping can assist readers recreate the impressive results of this singular confectioner’s toolbox.

Bakers--and their enthusiastic audiences--will notice that those sensual masterpieces tantalize the palate up to they do the attention. Colette’s cake recipes comprise the Coco-Loco Cake, an beautiful marriage of coconut and occasional; the Meringue Buttercream and its luscious lemon, raspberry, and mocha variations; and the ambrosial caramel-tinged Heavenly White Cake.

As breathtaking as Colette’s cake works seem, her transparent motives of method are supposed to stimulate readers’ inventive instincts and provides them rules for crafting their very own specific confections. With greater than a hundred and fifty fantastic full-color photos illustrating either techniques and Þnished displays, and extra targeted guideline than ever sooner than, truffles to Dream On will motivate readers to create their very own mouthwatering masterpieces. Colette’s grasp classification is really a launchpad for cake lovers’ personal confectionary visions.

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