* More than 20 original decorating designs to try, as well as
chocolate decorations, mini cakes and cupcakes
* Clear, step-by-step photographs for each demonstration as well as expert tips on ingredients and techniques
* Tried and tested recipes for cakes as well as scrumptious fillings, guidelines for portion sizes and templates for decorations
all contribute to making this an essential addition to the library of any baking enthusiast
Katrien van Zyl proudly served her first cake at the age of twelve and knew then that she would love to bake for a living. A self-proclaimed chocoholic, she combined these two loves when baking her best friend's wedding cake. After completing a four-year degree in home economics at Stellenbosch University she worked in the catering industry for several years, where she became involved in wedding planning and commercial baking for weddings and parties, among others. After her own wedding seven years ago, she started working from home, marketing her original wedding and party cake designs from her website.
A well put together chocolate cake book, which covers everything from filling and coating the cakes to disassembling them ready to be cut up. If you are thinking of making a chocolate wedding cake then this book will ease you in gradually to this perceived tricky art - which is much easier than you think once it has been explained.-Cake Craft & Decoration Discover how to create lovely chocolate cakes with this informative guide. Katrien reveals how to fill, coat and stack chocolate cakes, then shows how to work with chocolate to make decorations. The projects are contemporary and colourful, and would make wonderful centrepieces at weddings, birthdays and other celebrations. Find out how to use transfer sheets and handmade chocolate roses, cigarillos and chocolate collars to decorate tiered cakes, mini cakes and cupcakes.-Cakes & Sugarcraft