Autumn Carpenter is a skilled sugar artist, demonstrator, teacher, and author. She is a third generation candy maker and confectionary artist; growing up, she worked closely with her mother on books, product development, and classes. Autumn demonstrates annually at the International Cake Exploration Societé and travels the U.S. teaching her craft. She owns a retail cake and candy supply shop and lives in Fort Wayne, IN. Visit her online at www.autumncarpenter.com, www.cookiedecorating.com, and autumncarpenter.wordpress.com.
This book is a comprehensive how-to book about all of the most popular cake decorating techniques, including piped frosting, fondant, and hand modeled figures. For each technique, there is an overview of the tools and materials used and complete instructions with photos. The organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 600 full-color photos for clear understanding. Easy projects allow the reader to try the techniques in each section. Galleries of decorated cakes by various artists offer the reader examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby for themselves.
"Sugar artist Carpenter (All About Candy Making) perfectly explains her book: 'If you are a beginning decorator, this book will serve as a step-by-step course in cake decorating. If you are an experienced or professional decorator, this book will quickly become your go-to guide when seeking out new techniques.' This is an all-inclusive look at how to make a stunning cake from start to finish. Organized in easy-to-browse sections, it takes readers through the process from preparation, tools, and recipes; to decorating techniques and templates; to extras to make your projects special; to a gallery of designs for inspiration. The numerous photographs are not only visually appealing but educational, and add to the quality of this exceptional work. Essential for anyone interested in baking and decorating cakes." - Library Journal