A Step-by-step Guide to Making Beautiful Flowers in Sugar
Author: Paddi Clark
Category: Decoration and ornament
Following the success of her first book, 'Sugar Flowers for Beginners', Paddi Clark introduces more stunning flowers and leaves that can be made in sugar. Ideal for cake tops or simply for displaying at home, each individual flower and leaf is created using simple yet effective techniques for realistic results. 28 flowers and leaves are featured and each comes complete with step-by-step pictures and easy-to-follow instructions. Basic techniques are covered, not only for sugar floristry but also for covering cakes, meaning that readers of any skill level can decorate professional-looking cakes for special occasions.
Offering an exciting and colorful overview of biotechnology for professionals and students in a wide array of the life sciences, this book also appeals to the lay reader without a scientific background who is interested in an entertaining and informative introduction to the key aspects of biotechnology.
Exfoliation should always be a part of your skincare routine. This helps unclog your pores, slough off dull skin, balance sebum production, and even out your complexion. Importantly, exfoliation keeps the skin healthy, young-looking, and more glowing. The good news is that you don't have to purchase expensive exfoliates and masks to have beautiful skin! You can easily make your own scrubs with the use different items that are found in your home and garden. By creating your own skincare product, you can be sure that the ingredients are not just effective but safe and natural too. Try makes these body scrubs and facial masks today!
The Cake Decorator's Step-By-Step Guide to Making Exquisite Lifelike Flowers
Author: Alan Dunn
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
A professional sugar crafter shows how to make exceptional sugar flowers for any occasion. Sugar Flower Skills is a beautifully presented catalog of 25 fabulous blooms in a range of styles and degrees of complexity, with all the information and guidance needed to recreate them. Many are ideal for beginners and home bakers. The book opens with a comprehensive section on materials, recipes, equipment and core techniques, which are demonstrated in step-by-step photographs. Special techniques specific to a project are shown in the 124-page flower directory, which is organized into decorative categories and by progressive skill level. The topics include: Pulled Flowers and Foliage -- Simple and advanced hand-modeled for beginners with basic equipment Piped Sugar Flowers -- Traditional royal icing piping Simple Unwired Cutter Flowers -- Useful filler flowers to accent large focal flowers Pressed Sugar Flowers -- Realistic edible flowers using powder food colors Wedding Flowers and Foliage -- The essential bridal flowers: roses, lilies, peonies, orchids, plus unusual flowers and foliage Wild and Garden Flowers -- Interesting, seasonal projects for celebration cakes Fantasy Flowers -- Instant touches of fun, fantasy and glamour. Each flower design is explained in a four-page unit, which includes a full-page photograph of the finished bloom. Detailed step-by-step instructions and close-up photographs demonstrate how to make and assemble the components. The delicate work of decorative flowers is the last and most intimidating frontier of cake decorating. Sugar Flower Skills breaks the complexity into concise units with clear instructions. For novices and skilled decorators alike, the result is a repertoire of stunning realistic blooms for any cake.
Lesley Herbert's Complete Book of Sugar Flowers explains and illustrates the methods of making sugar flowers in more depth than has ever been attempted before. This cake decorating book concentrates on the techniques involved in creating and arranging thirty types of flowers and foliage. In addition, there are fourteen arrangements, each displayed on a finished cake. For the complete beginner, the first steps in making and handling flower paste are shown in the opening chapter, along with photographs of how to use the essential equipment, colors, glazes and finishes. Once the basic skills of handling flower paste are understood, the blooms can be made from start to finish. Every stage for each flower is clearly laid out in the order in which it is prepared, leading you step-by-step from molding the first tiny ball of paste to applying the final dusting of color. The completed sugar flower is shown with its leaves, where suitable,and a photograph of the fresh flowers used for reference is also included. Many of the neat sprays of blossom are ideal for decorating a simple cake, but when you have mastered the knack of making flowers, you will definitely feel inspired to progress to creating stunning arrangements. Grouping complementary flowers, working out the shape of the design, wiring and securing the centerpieces are all illustrated alongside each finished arrangement. The information is completed by showing a cake with the floral decoration displayed to full advantage. By setting out her work in such detail, Lesley Herbert offers a real insight into the professional approach which gives immaculate results. Her book is the perfect individual tutor and worktop companion—follow her instructions, practice the techniques and study the photographs of the beautiful flowers for successful results. From buds to bouquets, Lesley Herbert's Complete Book of Sugar Flowers is the ultimate source of inspiration for sugarcraft artists. This cake decoration book includes: Basic instructions to fill beginners with confidence Templates of cutters to save buying dozens of shapes Fabulous displays of flowers to inspire experienced cake decorators
The Great British Bake Off is a glorious celebration of Britain's favourite pastime. As the series has shown us, baking is the perfect way to mark an occasion - to celebrate, to congratulate and reward, and to lift spirits. This new book is inspired by the wonderful creations from The Great British Bake Off 'Showstopper Challenge'. Covering a wide range of bakes from large and small cakes, biscuits and cookies, sweet and savoury pastry, puddings, breads and patisserie, this book will show you how to bake beautiful, enticing recipes to wow at every occasion. There are dainty cupcakes for afternoon tea, quick bakes perfect for bake sales, school fairs or coffee with friends, mouthwatering desserts, breads and pastry recipes for lunches and dinner parties, and some really special bakes for birthdays and festive celebrations throughout the year. This recipe book will show you how to make your bake extra special, from exciting finishes using chocolate curls and ribbons and spun sugar to simple ideas for icing, shaping and decorating, so you can bring a touch of magic to any bake. Great British Bake Off also includes the 'Best of the Bake-off' - the finest recipes from the new set of Great British Bake Off amateur bakers, and all of Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood's Technical Challenges from the series. If you learned How to Bake from last year's cook book, Showstoppers will take you to the next level of skill, and combined with a dazzling new design and superb photography, this will be an irresistible gift for yourself or someone else.
Add a professional touch to your cakes with this essential sugar flower book! If you have always wanted to make exquisite sugar flowers for cakes but have been daunted by the complexity of the shapes and techniques involved, then this is the cake decorating book for you. Here, Alison Procter, an expert in sugarcraft demonstrates how to create an array of beautiful lifelike flowers using simplified techniques and the minimum of cutters, so that even beginners can achieve superb results right from the start. From wild daisies, bluebells and snowdrops to sophisticated clematis, carnations and roses — 25 varieties in all — each flower has clear step-by-step instructions and color photographs that explain and show exactly how to create it. Details are also given about all the equipment and basic techniques you will need, plus full instructions for making foliage to complement the flowers. Procter then presents a dozen breathtaking cakes for all occasions, featuring stunning arrangements of flowers and foliage that can be achieved quickly and easily, using the simplest and most up-to-date methods available. Pretty side designs often reflect the petal or leaf shapes used in the main arrangement, and incorporate piped lace and brush embroidery designs to add the finishing touch. Packed with all the information you need to create the flowers and cakes featured, and then to begin developing your own unique designs, Simplifying Sugar Flowers is for everyone who is interested in the art of making sugar flowers. Flowers and Cakes include: Anemone Chrysanthemum Daffodil Freesia Magnolia Witch Hazel Rose Iris Mosaic Springtime in Wales Elegant Blooms
This expanded version of the Future Farmers of America (FFA)–licensed Beginner's Guide to Beekeepingâ?? is the complete DIY guide for budding beekeepers. Raising bees is becoming increasingly popular in backyards and on farms large and small—and it’s easy to see why. These resourceful insects produce organic honey and beeswax, all while constantly providing natural aid to the health of your yard and garden. And even better, bees are easy to keep, especially with the expert instruction of the FFA-licensed The Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping, now expanded with 16 more pages of information and redesigned to appeal even more to middle- and high-school-age enthusiasts. Beginning with the basics, seasoned beekeepers Daniel and Samantha Johnson answer all of a prospective beekeeper’s questions on how to set up, care for, and harvest their very own bee colonies. With the help of this comprehensive DIY guide, raising bees can be an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime for gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere. Beautifully designed and authoritatively written, The Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping is a trusted source of information to new beekeepers of all ages, sure to inspire further investigation of beekeeping.