1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes features a vast collection of decorated dessert inspiration, with page after page of gorgeous photos. This book is a feast for the eyes and the imagination that will never leave you stuck for an idea.
Get your creative juices flowing and see how bakers and decorators around the world have creatively used fondant, buttercream, gum paste, sugar paste, royal icing, and piping and molded designs to create cookies, cupcakes, and cakes that are true works of art. See elegant cupcakes decorated with pearls and piping, colorful hand-painted cookies, tiered cakes with dimensional flowers, and much more.
Discover unique cupcake decorations that use royal icing, edible markers, and fondant; wedding cakes adorned with gum paste accents and debossed designs; vibrant Christmas cookies; whimsical children’s birthday cakes; specialty Easter cakes, and much more. Get great year-round ideas for dessert presentations and gift giving. Recipes for several types of frosting are included in the book, and an image directory identifies key materials and techniques for each photo.
Among the amazing featured creations are:
- Cupcakes topped with sweet fondant flowers
- Fanciful characters and animals made from fondant and gum paste
- Cookies decorated with imaginative royal icing designs
- Lush buttercream roses atop cakes and cupcakes
- Hand-painted fondant accents
- Delicate chocolate motifs
- Cakes enrobed in decadent ganache
- Simple buttercream designs that dazzle
This is the one book you’ll turn to again and again for the best cupcake, cookie, and cake design ideas. Start exploring this delicious world today!
These visual catalogs are both a practical, inspirational handbook and a coffee-table conversation piece. Like all of the books in our 1,000 series, these are not instructional books; rather, they are a visual showcase designed to provide endless inspiration.
About the Author
An author of various books on art techniques, home decor, and crafts, Sandra Salamony makes a living as an art director, designer, and artist in Traverse City, Michigan. Her projects and designs have been featured in magazines, books, and on television.
Gina M. Brown is an architect and textile artist, living in the Traverse City, Michigan area. She and her sister Sandra Salamony are coauthors of 1000 Artisan Textiles (Quarry Books, 2010).