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    As a Master Cake Designer and featured instructor at the prestigious Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, Toba Garrett has taught top industry professionals her decorating secrets. Now, using the same easy-to-follow style that worked so well in her acclaimed book, Creative Cookies, she brings her artistic vision and professional tips to you in this fully illustrated home cake-decorating course. From selecting the proper equipment to the basics of buttercream, easy techniques for creating piping flowers and ornamentation to advanced drapery and border designs, everything you need to become a better cake designer is included. You’ll find time-saving templates, a picture gallery of spectacular cakes, and a generous selection of Toba’s own recipes. The author lives in New York, NY.


    ISBN 9781402717734
    Genre COOKING / Methods / Baking
    Format Paperback
    Pages 176
    Publisher Date 2004-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Sterling Pub Co Inc
    Copyright Year 2003
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 8.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 1.35 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Garrett, Toba

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    • love

      Book arrived in great condition. Happy with my purchase.

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    • The Well Decorated Cake

      This is a great technique book which illustrates piping and cake assembly. She also provides some go recipes. MS Garrett is a recognized professional in the field of Pastry by Chefs.

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    • Well Written on a Well Decorated Cake

      Toba Garrett's book is an excellant skill builder for the individual aspiring to decorate with the end result being "WOW". With clear direction and step by step pictures she breaks down the mystery of how to make the cake that one would think would take years of training to achieve. There is a measure of skill needed, but with practice and her directions it is surely attainable. Recipes and hints are dispursed throughout the book. She even gives guidance on how to get the straightest of sides and sharp edges that look seemingly impossible to achieve. Gather friends and family around to enjoy your cakes, as you gain the skills that Toba Garrett helps you attain.

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    • Exellent Book!

      This is a very nice book, even for beginers. It's very easy to follow. Shows you beautiful and unique decorations that you can actually make and not be intimidated to try. I own about 20 decorating books and this is one of my favorite. I use it a lot! Totally worth buying!

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    • book review

      good book for references and ideas. She has some great recipes and how to's.

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    • All Levels of Skill

      This book has great information and tips. The basic instructions with picture aids help tremendously. I learned so much just in the first few chapters (as a beginner)! Not to mention she gives you all her best recipes for cakes and icings! The only thing I didn't care for was the older fashion style of her cakes. Most of the instructions for the details to the cakes, I would not personally use (which was half the book). However, overall I enjoyed the book and I am figuring out how to adjust her details to my style.

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    • The Well-Decorated Cake

      This book is a must for any decorator's library. It is informative and the pictures are great, too. It is ideal for the beginner or for someone who has been doing this for awhile. There are receips and all kinds of tips. She has put together an excellent book. For the price, it is well worth it. I first bought it at full retail and felt that I got a great deal, then loaned it out to a student and never got it back. This time I got an even better deal on the price so I was delighted to get it again. This is a book I recommend to all my students, I think you'll like it too. I won't be loaning this one out!

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