Choose Your Top 3 Books

Decorating By Raymis Updated 11 Jan 2010 , 3:23pm by artscallion

Raymis Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 6:47pm
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Hi everyone! I recently purchased Confetti Cakes and I am looking to purchase a couple more similar books. If you had a choose your top 3 cake books what would they be? Thanks in advance!!

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LaBellaFlor Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 7:08pm
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1) The Cake Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum
2) The Pie & Pastry Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum
3) Cakewalk by Margaret Braun

Raymis Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 11:59pm
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Thank you! I am going to look them up on amazon right now. icon_smile.gif

alleypoo9782 Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 12:34am
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Whimsical Bake House- Liv and Kaye Hanson
Martha Stewart's Wedding Cakes
any book by Debbie Brown

confectionsofahousewife Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 3:11am
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I have no input as the only cake book I have is the Cake Bible and I haven't read the whole thing yet (I just got it for Christmas). But, I wanted to say thanks for posting this as I was just thinking about asking it the other day as I would love to add to my library. icon_biggrin.gif

LaBellaFlor Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 3:16am
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Maybe I should ask, are you looking for more recipe related and learning the science behind baking or draw insperation from designers. The books I chose covered both, Rose Levey Beranbaum for the baking and Margaret Braun for the decorating. I also have a Martha Stewart wedding book. It was okay. I didn't get the wedding cake book, cause I actually have just about every magazine those cakes were previously published in. And thats another thing, Martha is a good magazine, as well as Grace Ormond's Wedding Style. Beautiful for inspiration, from the cakes to the flowers and invites, everything. HTH icon_smile.gif

pattycakesnj Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 3:34am
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I love Debbie Brown's books.

vandru10 Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 6:13am
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I need a good book with that contains some good flavoring combos. Any suggestions.

sugarandslice Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 7:36am
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Definitely the Planet Cake book. Great, foolproof recipes. And awesome step-by-step instructions/tutorials on some of their fabulous designs.

Debbi Brown is also good
So is Lindy Smith

Thanksharla Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 8:57am
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I loved the book Confetti Cakes. And my 4 year old loved looking at "mommy's cake book" too. icon_biggrin.gif

Torten-Lotta Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 11:22am
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My favorite books for cake decoration are:
1. 'Planet Cake' by Paris Cutler
2. 'Motivtorten-Basics' by 'Tuggy' Bettina Schliephake-Burchard (up to now it is only available in german but it should appear in english also in spring or summer this year!)
3. 'Pretty Party Cakes' by Peggy Porschen!!!

Sagebrush Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 7:42am
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I wish I had somethimg to add to this discussion. The only real cake book I have is The Cake Bible, which I got for Christmas this last year and haven't managed to try anything from yet.

I'm excited to see what resources I ought to add to my library. Thanks to everyone who shares their favorites with he rest of us.

- Leisel

LaBellaFlor Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 2:42pm
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Originally Posted by vandru10

I need a good book with that contains some good flavoring combos. Any suggestions.

As far as flavor combos go, you just put whatever flavors you like together or your clinets like or look at other desserts. For example: lemon meringue pie= butter or lemon cake with a lemon curd filling and regular SMBC. See. Just look around and trust your tastebuds. No special book needed. HTH

artscallion Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 3:23pm
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Toba Garrett's. "The Well Decorated Cake." Has great recipes as well as some good introduction to a lot of technique. Her cookie books are also big winners.

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