Wedding Cake Art and Design

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Wedding Cake Art and Design

A Professional Approach

By Toba M. Garrett; Christine Mathews (Illustrator); Lucy Schaeffer (Photographer)

John Wiley & Sons, Hardcover, 9780470381335, 280pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2010

A comprehensive, inspiring guide to the art, craft, and business of wedding cake design Combining inspirational cake designs, step-by-step decorating instruction, and advice on the fundamentals of running a successful cake business in a competitive market, "Wedding Cake Art and Design" is an invaluable guide for industry professionals and students. Master cake decorator Toba Garrett includes stunning designs for cakes inspired by textiles, seasons, fashion colors, flowers, and much more, and gives decorators the tools to translate their own clients' ideas into creative new designs. - Decorating techniques ranging from simple to advanced are explained in a clear, fully-illustrated, step-by-step format - Sample scenarios included throughout the book show readers how to handle a client consultation and how to create appropriate cakes for every client's budget, theme, and creative needs - Nearly 200 beautiful full-color photographs showcase finished cakes and illustrate key decorating techniques, while full-color illustrations provide insight into the professional decorator's creative process - Author Toba Garrett is one of the country's foremost artists in the field of cake decorating and the founder of the Institute for Culinary Education's Department of Cake Decorating and Design, where she now serves as master chef-instructor and where she has trained some of the top cake artists in the world A must-have for professional cake decorators, baking and pastry students, and even advanced cake decorating hobbyists, "Wedding Cake Art and Design" is the only resource a decorator needs to design, plan, and execute picture-perfect wedding cakes for every client, every time.

About the Author
TOBA GARRETT heads the department of cake decorating and design at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She is the author of "The Well-Decorated Cake" and "Creative Cookies: Delicious Decorating for Any Occasion," She is a member of International Cake Exploration Societe (ICES) and former president of the Confectionary Arts Guild of New Jersey.

Lori Longbotham is a former food editor for Gourmet magazine and regularly contributes to a variety of food and women's magazines. She lives in Jackson Heights, New York.