Martha Stewart's Wedding Cakes
More Than 150 Inspiring Cakes - An Indispensable Guide for the Bride and the Baker
Publication Date: December 26, 2007
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Not just visually inspiring, these pages are filled with information you won't find anywhere else. Martha Stewart and Wendy Kromer, the master baker and decorator who has been creating cakes for "Martha Stewart Weddings" for more than a decade, guide you through everything you need to consider when selecting a cake- and even how to bake and decorate one yourself. Novice and experienced bakers alike will find recipes and insiders' techniques to create truly memorable wedding cakes.
You will learn:
Where to begin- how to decide what style and flavors are right for you, taking into account the season, location, and theme of the event
Buttercream or fondant? Ganache or meringue? Useful charts explain the delicious materials bakers use, so you can choose the ones that suit your taste and style
Creative ways to display your cake so it takes center stage at the reception
How to find and hire a baker, including questions to ask and contract considerations
Ideas for cutting costs without sacrificing quality or beauty
How to incorporate traditions from around the world
Everything you need to know about baking a cake yourself, with complete recipes as well as how-to decorating techniques with color photographs and reference charts
A treasury of inspiration, "Martha Stewart's Wedding Cakes "will ensure that your cake, whether homemade or professionally baked, triple-tiered or a tower of cupcakes, embellished with fresh fruit or elaborate sugar roses, is every bit as magical as your big day.
Christophe Pourny is the author of "The Furniture Bible".