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Joe LoCicero is founder of Practical Whimsy, which specializes in fantastically crafted cakes, recipes, products, and entertaining tips. His lifestyle advice and expertise has been featured nationally in newspapers and magazines.
Create wedding, shower, holiday, and festive kids' cakes

Easy at-home instruction for making and decorating fabulous cakes

Want to make beautiful cakes? This fun, instructive guide gives you simple techniques for creating cakes for all celebrations. You get expert advice in all the basics -- from baking to icing to decorating with style. You'll also find delicious foolproof recipes, great ideas for themed cakes, and savvy tips for starting a cake decorating business!

Discover how to:

* Find ingredients and supplies

Make a cake from scratch

Use frostings and fillings

Cut and serve a cake

Troubleshoot cake catastrophes

Master creative techniques


ISBN 9780470099117
Genre COOKING / Courses & Dishes / Cakes
Format Paperback
Pages 362
Publisher Date 2007-04-09 00:00:00.0
Publisher For Dummies
Copyright Year 2007
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 7.5 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.26 lb
Language English
Audience General/trade
Authors Locicero, Joe
Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
Country of Origin United States

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  • This book helps!

    I love this book. It gave me A LOT of ideas and you will learn a lot. I have been doing cakes for 3 years now and I couldn't believe how much more it thought me. Thanks Overstock for the great deal and FAST Shipping.

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  • Nice book

    Nice little book if you are interested in cake decorating, or beginning to decorate cakes. I only wanted to know enough to get by for birthday cakes, etc. Illustrations are just that, illustrations, not actual photos, but clear enough to clearly make out.

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  • Cake Decorating for Dummies Book

    My wife has taught cake decorating classes for over 30 years but still wanted this book. It tells you why to do things as well as what to do; and what happens when you try to cut corners with recipes and techniques. She shows it to 'problem' students who question why they need to follow directions so closely. It is not a substitute for hands-on training by a qualified teacher, but it covers the basics pretty well.

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  • Purchased item as a gift

    I purchased this book for my aunt, so any information in my review was through her. She said it was very informative; but lacked in pictures. Definitley good for beginners.

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