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The Gilded Cake By Faye Cahill

The Gilded Cake by Faye Cahill

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Make cakes that sparkle with this guide to metallic cakes from cake designer Faye Cahill. Faye begins by exploring the materials available to modern cake decorators then shows you the techniques for success. 12 stunning cake projects follow, each with an smaller project for beginners. Create cakes that shimmer and shine with this must-have guide.

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The Gilded Cake: The golden rules of cake decorating for metallic cakes by Faye Cahill

Make cakes that sparkle with this comprehensive guide to metallic cakes from leading wedding cake designer Faye Cahill. Faye begins by exploring all the different materials available to the modern cake decorator, from gold leaf to edible paint, food-grade sprays, edible glitters, lustre dusts, edible sequins and more, then shows you in step-by-step detail the techniques you need for success. Twelve stunning gilded cake projects follow, showing you how to put your newfound skills to use on creative cake designs, each with an accompanying smaller project that is perfect for beginners to tackle before attempting the larger cake. Create spectacular cakes that shimmer and shine with this unique must-have guide.

The Gilded Cake Reviews

"Faye Cahill has taken metallic cakes to an all new, gorgeous level... sharing her tips, tricks and methods with easy-to-understand (and do!) instructions! A most 'brilliant' addition for any cake designer's library!" Wendy Kromer-Schell, co-author Martha Stewart's Wedding Cakes

About Faye Cahill

Faye Cahill has been a professional cake decorator for more than 20 years. Her company, Faye Cahill Cake Design, is based in Sydney, Australia. Faye's design aesthetic pairs tailored, refined looks with fine detailing and stylized flowers. Her work has been featured in trade magazines such as Cake Masters and online trend-spotting blogs like CakeGeek, as well as in wedding blogs and publications, including, Style Me Pretty and Modern Wedding. Faye has a passion for teaching her techniques in local and international workshops, as well as on Craftsy.

Table of Contents

  • Recipes: ganache, meringue, royal icing, edible glaze
  • Equipment: essential tools and equipment required for multiple cake projects
  • Edible Materials: gumpaste, fondant, cornflour, piping gel, wafer paper, chocolate, edible beads
  • Metallic Materials: lustre dusts, aerosol sprays, gold and silver leaf, dragees, glitter
  • Painting: lustre wash and mixing colours, hand painting, transferring a design, calligraphy, highlighting
  • Gilding: using gold and silver leaf
  • Airbrushing: flooding, stencilling
  • Applying: edible beads, wafer paper, sequins, dragees, glitter
  • Finishing: alternatives to alcohol, buffing, polishing
  • Golden Rules: designing with metallic in mind
12 stunning step-by-step CAKE PROJECTS using the techniques learned and more

  • Layering, applying and smoothing ganache
  • Covering with fondant
  • Dowelling and stacking
  • Cake board finishing, icing and trimming cake board
Templates, Suppliers, About the Author, Acknowledgments, Index

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The Gilded Cake: The golden rules of cake decorating for metallic cakes by Faye Cahill
Used - Very Good
David & Charles
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