I am constantly referring people on the Wilton.com forum to videos on your site. (The ones referred most often are "Cake Construction" and "How to cover a cake with fondant using The Mat". ) New bakers have SO many questions and your videos hit the cake nail right on the head!
I began cake decorating at the age of 56 with the first of the Wilton classes at my local Michaels store. Like many others, it has turned into a passion. I have spent hundreds of hours online learning and videos like those from Sweetwise, Inc. are a blessing.
(p.s. I bought The Mat, but haven't used it yet--I'm looking forward to my next fondant cake!)
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.
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.
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.
Over 80 recipes for those on a gluten-free or wheat-free diet. Treats for every occasion, including muffins, desserts, breads and more. Also includes a section just for kids in the kitchen! 144 pages, full color.
Authors Geraldine Kidwell and Barbara Green. The wonderful world of sugar art and cake decorating come together in this new how-to book featuring decorative panorama eggs and sugar moldings. Whether you're a homemaker who enjoys adding that extra touch or a professional decorator, you'll marvel at the ways to add a seasonal touch to your creations. 128 pages, full color.
New York's famed cake designer is sharing her secerts for creating distinctive confections for every occasion. Projects for every skill level! Includes recipes and instructions for cookies, cupcakes, mini cakes, and larger cakes-each a work of art. 224 pages, full color. Another one of Kathy Wise Gentry's (Sweet Wise Founder) favorites!
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.