Hi. I just wanted to let you know that I ordered (and received) the Home Mat. I have been decorating cakes for just under a year, as a hobby, for family and friends. I have used The Mat 3 times and have to say this is the best decorating tool that I have purchased. I really enjoy working with fondant and The Mat has taken all the guess work out of how much fondant to use and eliminated having to constantly measure the size that I've rolled out. I love The Mat and am so happy I ordered it. Greatest invention ever! Thank you so much.
By Kaye Hansen & Liv Hansen. Fun to make cakes that taste as good as they look. Includes step-bystep photos of techniques used to make the unique cakes as well as expert tips on all facets of cake decorating. 160 pages, full color.
Fun and creative designs for cakes, cup cakes, and cookies fill this book. Includes a section of recipes and basic techniques with step-by-step photos. Perfect for the beginner and experienced decorator alike. 144 pages, full color.
120 recipes for all types of cakes, perfect for any occasion. Includes classic and unique cake flavors as well as a variety of low-fat and gluten-free options. The introduction covers troubleshooting tips and notes on equipment and ingredients. 172 pages, full color.
By Roland Winbeckler. Features exercises to master the airbrush plus how to make stencils, create designs from borders to portraits including ribbons and water effects. 34 pages. Color photos of finished products, with instructions.
Create vibrant and colorful cakes with this instructional book. Starting with three basic cake recipes along with buttercream, royal icing, and fondant, a variety of unique cake designs can be made. 112 pages, full color.
Beginning with more than 20 basic recipes and the basics about equipment, create 24 amazing cakes, cookies, and cupcakes that are perfect for kids. Covering a large range of themes and ages. Great for any level of decorator. 224 pages, full color.
This extraordinary success-story-told by the hero himself-of a young French pastry chef who climbed his way to the top, embodies the great American dream. After working at the Savoy in London, the George V in Paris, the Princess in Bermuda, and the Homestead in Virginia, Roland Mesnier took on the job of a lifetime as pastry chef to the White House. He provides behind-the-scenes insight into the characters, tastes, and obsessions of the five presidents and first ladies he served during his 25 years in Washington. Having witnessed major world events from the hub of the world's superpower, Mesnier has unique perspective on both crises and celebrations. He recounts stories such as Carter's incessant battle for the return of American hostages in Tehran, the aftermath of the attempt to assassinate Reagan, Bush senior's doubts after the war in Kuwait, and the shock of September 11. He uncovers intimate details such as Mrs. Reagan's bad moods and Prince Charles's embarrassment at not knowing how to use a tea bag. Fiercely loyal to each of the first families, Mesnier's bipartisan message is positive and inspirational. Twelve easy-to-follow recipes include the favorite desserts of presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.