Stunning cake designs and technique how-tos from top cake artist Maggie Austin
A former ballerina, Maggie Austin turned to baking when an injury ended her dancing career—and has since become one of today's most sought-after cake artists, serving celebrity clients and even royalty around the world. Her design hallmarks are instantly recognizable to the legions of fans who follow her work: ethereal frills, dreamy watercolors, lifelike sugar flowers, rice-paper accents, graceful composition, and other impeccable details. Here, she shares a collection of her edible works of art and the methods behind their creation, with a ''theme and variations'' organization that shows how mastering any single technique can open the door to endless creativity. Each is broken down into clear instructions and illustrated with step-by-step photos that are easy to follow whether you're a professional baker or an amateur enthusiast. From a single sugar blossom to a multi-tiered cake festooned with pearls and intricate appliques, there's inspiration for bakers and crafters of all stripes.
Maggie Austin is one of today's top cake designers. A graduate of the French Pastry School's L'Art de la Patisserie program, she has worked with elite clients all over the globe, from Hollywood celebrities to royal weddings.
Full colour throughout
Author: AUSTIN, MAGGIE
Publication date: 01/06/2017
Dimension: 254mm X 204mm
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