Cake decorating for the complete beginner Question and answer format helps the reader master techniques Step-by-step photos throughout Delight family and friends with exquisitely decorated cakes for birthdays, dinner parties, and any occasion when you want an impressive treat. Move on to one impressive cake after another with confidence - even if you're a complete beginner - mastering techniques that are introduced in a simple question and answer format. Bet you never knew how simple cake decorating could be. Gather the basic tools and supplies you'll use, then build your skills by learning a few basics. Simple decorations, such as coconut, fresh flowers, fruit and candy, can turn your cake into a lovely centrepiece- and hide imperfections. Also, try eight additional projects that are a bit more advanced. Make tiny iced cakes called petits fours, rolled in coconut and chopped nuts, and topped with a rosebud. Other types of cakes you'll learn how to decorate are bundts and chocolate cake rolls, and learn how to assemble a tiered cake that will dazzle guests at a wedding or anniversary party. Necessary equipment is pictured and described, as are the intricacies of food colourings, marzipan, sugar paste, icings, and chocolate decorations. Also shows alternatives to traditional embellishments, such as sweets, nuts, fruits, even ribbons.