Author(s): Toba M. Garrett
A comprehensive, inspiring guide to the art, craft, and business of wedding cake design. Combining inspirational cake designs, step-by-step decorating instruction, and advice on the fundamentals of running a successful cake business in a competitive market, "Wedding Cake Art and Design" is an invaluable guide for industry professionals and students. Master cake decorator Toba Garrett includes stunning designs for cakes inspired by textiles, seasons, fashion colors, flowers, and much more, and gives decorators the tools to translate their own clients' ideas into creative new designs. Decorating techniques ranging from simple to advanced are explained in a clear, fully-illustrated, step-by-step format. Sample scenarios included throughout the book show readers how to handle a client consultation and how to create appropriate cakes for every client's budget, theme, and creative needs. Nearly 200 beautiful full-color photographs showcase finished cakes and illustrate key decorating techniques, while full-color illustrations provide insight into the professional decorator's creative process.
Toba Garrett is head of the Department of Cake Decorating and Design at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She is a member of the International Cake Exploration Societe and former president of the Confectionary Arts Guild of New Jersey. She is also the author of Professional Cake Decorating, The Well-Decorated Cake, and Creative Cookies: Delicious Decorating for Any Occasion.
Chapter 1: Designing the Cake. Chapter 2: Creative Wedding Cake Designs. Chapter 3: Romantic Wedding Cake Designs. Chapter 4: Textured Wedding Cake Designs. Chapter 5: Modern Wedding Cake Designs. Chapter 6: Wedgwood Inspired Wedding Cake Designs. Chapter 7: Wedding Cake Designs Inspired by Chocolate Lovers. Chapter 8: Spring and Harvest Inspired Wedding Cake Designs. Chapter 9: Wedding Cake Designs Inspired by Fashion Colors and Film. Chapter 10: Wedding Cake Designs Inspired by Flowers, Pottery, and Antiques. Chapter 11: Textile Inspired Wedding Cake Designs. Appendix I: Setting Up a Cake Design Business. Appendix II: Recipes and Flavor Combination Chart. Appendix III: Templates. Appendix IV: Cake Cutting Guides.