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2. You do not have resell rights or giveaway rights to this book. Onlycustomers that have purchased this material are authorized to view it. Ifyou think you may have an illegally distributed copy of this book, pleasecontact us immediately. Please email to reportany illegal distribution.Copyright NoticeCopyright 2005 Samantha Mitchell and Randy PryorAll rights reserved.No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form orby any means, mechanical or electronic, including photocopying andrecording, or by information storage and retrieval system, withoutpermission in writing from the publisher. 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The publisher and author assume no responsibility orliability whatsoever on the behalf of any purchaser or reader of thesematerials. Any perceived slights of specic people or organizations isunintentional.Cake Decorating Made Easy!2 3. Table of ContentsIntroduction 10Part 1. How To Make An Icing Friendly Cake 11Making The Cake12Baking the Perfect Cake Step-By-Step 12Leveling the Cake13Cake Boards14Stacking the Cake15Tortes 15Icing the Cake 16Part 2. Icing Friendly Cake Recipes17Butter Cake17Carrot Cake18Chocolate Grooms Cake 20Classic White Cake 20Italian Wedding Cake 21Margaret Trudeaus Wedding Cake22Orange Buttermilk Cake 23Orange Pound Cake24Princess Dianas Wedding Cake25Red Velvet Cake25Sherry Wedding Cake26Traditional Fruit Wedding Cake 27Yellow Pound Cake28Yellow Sponge Cake 28Part 3. How Much Cake Should You Make? 29Wedding Cake Baking and Cutting Guide for 2 Deep Pans 29Cake Decorating Made Easy! 3 4. Wedding Cake Baking and Cutting Guide for 3 Deep Pans 31Party Cake Baking and Cutting Guide for 2 Deep Pans 33Party Cake Baking and Cutting Guide for 3 Deep Pans 35Part 4. Glazes 36Almond Glaze 36Apple Cider Glaze36Amaretto Glaze 36Apricot Glaze37Buttermilk Glaze 37Brown Sugar Glaze37Caramel Glaze37Carrot Cake Glaze38Chocolate Glaze38Apple Cider Glaze II 38Cinnamon Glaze 38Coconut Glaze39Confectioners Sugar Glaze 39Fruit Cake Glaze 39Harvey Wallbanger Glaze39Honey Glaze40Lemon Glaze40Maple Glaze40Orange Glaze 40Orange Marmalade Glaze 41Pear Glaze 41Rum Butter Glaze 41Sour Cream Glaze 41Strawberry Glaze 42Part 5. Cake Fillings43Apricot Mousse Filling 43Almond Filling 44Cake Decorating Made Easy! 4 5. Banana Filling44Banana Whip 44Blueberry Filling 45Butter Custard Filling45Canoli Filling45Canoli Mousse 46Caramel Filling 46Chantilly Mousse46Cherry Cream Filling47Chestnut Mousse 47Chocolate Filling 47Chocolate Mousse48Chocolate Cherry Mousse 48Chocolate Raspberry Mousse48Chocolate Whipped Cream 49Coconut Pineapple Filling 49Clear Lemon Filling 49Clear Orange Filling50Custard 50Dark Chocolate Filling50Date Cream Filling51Fig Filling 51French Crme Filling51Grand Marnier Filling 52Honey Mousse52Kahlua Mousse 52Lemon Cake Filling53Lemon Cream Cheese Filling53Lemon Curd53Lemon Lime Filling54Macaroon Filling54Maple Sugar Filling 54Orange Cake Filling 55Orange Candied Mousse 55Orange and Walnut Filling 55Pastry Cream Filling56Pecan Cream Cheese Filling56Pineapple Filling 56Cake Decorating Made Easy!5 6. Peach Mousse 57Peanut Butter Mousse 57Peppermint Mousse57Pistachio Filling58Raisin Filling 59Raspberry Almond Crme 59Raspberry Fool Filling 59Raspberry Rose Mousse60Royal Red Velvet Cake Filling60Toasted Walnut Filling 60Strawberry Mousse61Twinkie Cake Filling 61Vanilla Mousse 61Walnut Cake Filling62White Chocolate Mousse 62White Fluff63Part 6. Decorative Icing Recipes 647-Minute Frosting64Almond Butter Cream Icing65Amaretto Butter Frosting 65Angel Mallow Frosting65Banana Icing 66Bourbon Frosting 66Brown Butter Brandy Frosting 66Brown Sugar Marshmallow Frosting 67Buttercream Icing67Chocolate Buttercream Icing68Chocolate Butter Icing 69Chocolate Fudge Icing69Chocolate Mocha Frosting 69Chocolate Rum Buttercream Icing70Cream Cheese Icing 70Egg Yolk Butter Cream Icing71Fluffy Boiled Icing71Maple Butter Icing 71Cake Decorating Made Easy! 6 7. Marshmallow Frosting72Mexican Chocolate Frosting72Mocha Icing 72Orange Icing73Ornamental Frosting 73Ornamental Meringue Frosting73Peppermint Frosting 74Pineapple Butter Frosting 74Piping Gel74Raspberry Butter Cream Frosting 75Royal Icing 75Snow White Buttercream Icing75Stabilized Whipped Cream Icing76White Chocolate Cream Cheese Butter Cream 76Vanilla Buttercream 76Wilton Buttercream Icing77Part 7. Fondants and Gum Paste78Rolled Fondant80Preparing A Cake For Ready To Use Fondant 81Making A Rose Out of Fondant82Rolled Fondant Bows And Loops 84Recipe For Rolled Fondant 85Recipe For Quick Pour Fondant 85Gum Paste 86Rolling Out Gum Paste 88Gum Paste Recipe88Part 8. The Basics Of Decorating With Icing 89Featherweight Bags89Disposable Icing Bags 90The Coupler 91Handling Icing Bags 92Icing Consistency 92Cake Decorating Made Easy!7 8. Mixing Food Coloring To Create A Unique Palette 93Part 9. Must Have Decorator Nozzle Tips 96Basket Weave Tips 97Closed Star Tips97Drop Flower Tip 98Leaf Tips 99Open Star Tips100Petal Decorating Tips 101Round Decorating Tips 102Ruffle Decorating Tips102Part 10. Decorating Icing Techniques103Beads 103Bows103Lace Work 103Lattice Work105Ruffle106Shells107Star Flowers108Stringwork109Swirl Flower110Part 11. Creating Different Flowers 111Apple Blossom 111Bachelor Button 112Carnation 113Chrysanthemum (Mum) 113Daisy 114Leaf115Lily116Lily of the Valley117Cake Decorating Made Easy!8 9. Morning Glory 118Poinsettia 119Primrose 119Rosebud120Roses121Part 12. Creative Decorating Techniques 125Cake Spray Paint 125Cake Stencils 126Decorating Combs 127Decorating Gel128Edible Confetti 128Edible Glitter129Gold Leaf130Luster Dust 130Marzipan 131Tiers136Part 13. Questions And Answers138Cake Decorating Made Easy! 9 10. IntroductionEverybody loves cake. However it is the homemade cake that expresses themost thought, feeling and appreciation. Even the most awed of homemade cakes (ex-cept the one where you use salt instead of sugar in the cake mix) is usually seen as agreater expression of love than one that is purchased from a store.However just because a cake is home made, doesnt mean that it cant look asfantastic as one created by a professional pastry chef. In this book you will not onlylearn the basics including how to bake a cake, level it, stack it and ice it but you will alsolearn how to use various types of icing and cake decorating tips to create all kinds ofribbons, drapes and ora and fauna. Well also show you how to torte a cake (layer itwith llings) as well as roll a fondant over it to create a smooth nish.Whether you are decorating a birthday, wedding or anniversary cake, you aresure to nd the perfect recipe for your cake and your icing as well as plenty of tips onhow to turn an ordinary culinary confection into an impressive artistic creation.Cake Decorating Made Easy! 10 11. Part 1. How To Make An Icing Friendly CakeAnyone can make a cake, but there is an actual art to making a cake that wontcollapse, crumble or seep fillings all over the place. Here are some tips to baking a cakethat is friendly to icing as well as the spatula spreading it!Making The Cake The cake that you make serves as the canvas for the great works of art you willbe creating on its surface. It is very difficult to roll fondant or create icing decorations ona cake that is crooked, sunken or tilted to one side. This chapter is not only devoted toteaching you how to create a cake that tastes good, but also how to master cake archi-tecture.Mostly baking the perfect cake is about creating as level as a surface as possiblefor the artist (thats you!) Ideally after you remove the cake from the oven, the cakeshould be a light golden brown (with no crispy edges) and boast a level top and straightsides. The cake should also have very few crumbs. If it doesnt have straight sides youcan always buy a tool called a cake leveler to shave the bump off of the tops of yourcake. A cake levelerwww.kerekes.comCake Decorating Made Easy! 11 12. Another important consideration is the state of your cake pans. Pans that arewarped or bent out of shape are sure to create a cake that is crooked. To save yourselfa lot of cutting and leveling time (as well as a lot of wasted cake) use pans that are ingood shape in the first place.Baking the Perfect Cake Step-By-Step To create the perfect cake for decorating: 1) Start with a good, quality pan, properly prepared for baking. 2) Preheat oven to the temperature specified in your recipe. 3) Prepare the pan by polishing it liberally with solid vegetable shortening. Neveruse butter, margarine or a liquid based vegetable oil as those can cause theedges of your cake to crisp and burn. Oils and butters can also cause your caketo stick to the pan. 4) Dust the pan lightly with flour. Turn the pan in your hands to make sure all thegreased surfaces are covered with the flour. As a rule try to use about two table-spoons of flour per nine inch pan. Tap the bottom of the pan after dusting to see ifthere are any shiny spots. If so dust the