In 1999, Mich Turner founded The Little Venice Cake Company as a second career after many years as a buyer at London’s high fashion Harvey Nichols. She has designed wedding cakes for the Royal Family, Madonna, David Beckham, Pierce Brosnan, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Paul McCartney, among many others. She is the author of Spectacular Cakes (winner of the Best Dessert Book in the World Cookbook Awards of 2005) and most recently Party Cakes.
Mich Turner is London’s top cake designer for society and celebrities alike. She has refined a simple and modular approach—start with a dozen basic recipes and let the icing, glazes, and finishing touches be the key to perfecting the design. Here, she focuses on the wedding cake and offers inspiration and guidance to brides-to-be as well as to caterers, chefs, and wedding planners. The cutting of the cake is one of the most cherished memories of any wedding. This portfolio of Mich Turner’s stunning cake designs is organized thematically, from simple sunny cakes redolent of a springtime garden wedding to opulent more autumnal chocolate multi-tiered sculptural cakes. Mich also shows how to present the cake to create drama and a real sense of occasion, including advice on every detail, from the type of tablecloth to use and how best to display candles, flowers, and ribbon. Mich Turner’s wedding cakes are regularly featured in Brides, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar, and this book amply demonstrates how to achieve perfection.