What's Your Favorite Cake Decorating Book?

Business By FlyGirl08 Updated 15 Dec 2008 , 11:53pm by bobwonderbuns

FlyGirl08 Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 2:52am
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Alot of friends are asking what to get me for Christmas? I want some great books that will inspire me. Colette Peters always does the trick, but I have all of those. I've already told one friend to get me Martha Stewart's Wedding Cakes. What else should I request....since they asked icon_biggrin.gif

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costumeczar Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 12:11pm
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Sylvia Weinstock has two books out now, and they're both beautifully done. Lots of pictures and ideas. I also like the British books Sugar Roses for Cakes and Sugar Orchids for Cakes, but those are really for gumpaste makers, so I don't know if you do that. Another one for decorating ideas and techniques is The Whimsical Bakehouse

ladybug76 Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 12:21pm
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I also like Elisa Strauss (Confetti Cakes) and Lindy Smith books. ... but really cake decorating book!! icon_lol.gif

HerBoudoir Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 12:39pm
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A globalsugarart.com gift certificate icon_smile.gif

FlyGirl08 Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 6:51pm
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Thanks for those suggestions! Are there any others?!?! icon_smile.gif

katefrosting Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 2:34am
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Have you seen Cakewalk Adventures in Sugar with Margaret Braun? She does some really elaborate cakes. I am always wowed when I look through that book.

JenniferMI Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 2:45pm
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Anything Alan Dunn if you like gumpaste.

Jen icon_smile.gif

Tiababe Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 3:17pm
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The Well Decorated Cake by Toba Garrett which I find to be both instructional and inspirational. She also has a textbook style book out tha I haven't purchased yet, but I keep eyeing it up. I forget the exact title but if you look up Toba Garrett on Amazon.com, it is sure to pop up. For inspirational purposes, I looooove looking at Peggy Porschen's Pretty Party Cakes.

mmdiez10 Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 3:40pm
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Does it have to be a book? How about an instructional DVD? My sister gave me 8 of Nicholas Lodge's DVDs and I am thrilled. I learn a lot more by watching someone do something than just reading. Sugar Ed Productions has some great DVDs too. Hope you get what you want/need. Merry Christmas!

glendaleAZ Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 8:37pm
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Hi FlyGirl08,

I have two favorite books one is by Kerry Vincent (Romantic Wedding Cakes) and the other is by Debbie Brown (Enchanted Cakes for Children)


montanabaker Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 11:45pm
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I love peggy porschen's "beautiful cakes". she's an artist with cake

bobwonderbuns Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 11:53pm
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I like anything by Lindy Smith and Peggy Porschen. You might also consider some of Toba Garrett's books. One thing you can do is go to Barnes and Noble and look through their cake books and see what YOU like. Everyone's taste is different. Hope that helps some! icon_biggrin.gif

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