Does anyone have any good cake book recomendations to where there is mostly BC decorating ideas? I have a quite few that show techiniques and of course recipes but was looking more for books that show cake ideas but with only using BC.
I'm not much of a fondant user and it seems most of the cake books out there show mostly ideas in fondant.
I could try adapting the fondant to BC but thought I'd ask for suggestions first.
Most of the wilton yearbooks have buttercream cake ideas. I have a lot of wilton yearbooks. You should try a search on ebay for cake decorating books and a lot of items will come up under your search. Good luck!
The 2006 Wilton yearbook just came out and I love it. So many good ideas and many with strictly BC
Thank you agentcakebaker and cakegirl. I have all the 90's wilton yearbooks which I refer to often and yesterday just picked up the 2006 yearbook.
I too love to work with buttercream instead of fondant. I am also on the search for the books you are referring to. The ones I have are:
Toba Garett's Well Decorated Book. Beautiful book, she only works with BC, but not too much how-to.
I have on order, Dede Wilson's Wedding Cakes you Can Make. Her book goes into BC with some how-to but lots of recipes for cake combinations, she does a lot of the washes and different filling and different BCs. It's more for recipes.
I also have on order Kay's Decorating, will have to see when I go pick it up if its worth it. I've gotten some mix comments on that one.
There are not too much BC books out there, and that's a shame.
You may want to get a hold of either by ebay or at the public library of Wilton's Encyclopedias, They were published in the 70s and they are a 3 volume set. Pricey on e-bay about $100 each last time I checked. I was able to check out Volume 3 from the library and made copies. They also had Volumes 1 and 2 but they were reference items, yet I made copies of the pages I needed right at the library, and saved $300. Their Encyclopedia is wonderful. It's all BC with royal icing and color flow also. They also use a lot of the poured fondant on their cakes (I would not try that, looks too hard for it to come out perfect).
I will keep my eyes open for any good ones and let you know, if you can, can you let me know also if you find anything?
I will be picking up my books on Wed. will let you know.
Thanks Naty for the suggestions. Let me know what you think of the books you pick up Wed I'd be interested in getting your feedback.