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The Gilded Cake
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Introduction

  • Recipes: ganache, meringue, royal icing, edible glaze
  • Equipment: essential tools and equipment required for multiple cake projects
  • Edible Materials: gumpaste, fondant, cornflour, piping gel, wafer paper, chocolate, edible beads
  • Metallic Materials: lustre dusts, aerosol sprays, gold and silver leaf, dragees, glitter
METALLIC TECHNIQUES
  • Painting: lustre wash and mixing colours, hand painting, transferring a design, calligraphy, highlighting
  • Gilding: using gold and silver leaf
  • Airbrushing: flooding, stencilling
  • Applying: edible beads, wafer paper, sequins, dragees, glitter
  • Finishing: alternatives to alcohol, buffing, polishing
  • Golden Rules: designing with metallic in mind
12 stunning step-by-step CAKE PROJECTS using the techniques learned and more

GENERAL TECHNIQUES
  • Layering, applying and smoothing ganache
  • Covering with fondant
  • Dowelling and stacking
  • Cake board finishing, icing and trimming cake board
Templates, Suppliers, About the Author, Acknowledgments, Index

About the Author

Faye Cahill has been a professional cake decorator for more than 20 years. Her company, Faye Cahill Cake Design, is based in Sydney, Australia. Faye's design aesthetic pairs tailored, refined looks with fine detailing and stylized flowers. Her work has been featured in trade magazines such as Cake Masters and online trend-spotting blogs like CakeGeek, as well as in wedding blogs and publications, including Brides.com, Style Me Pretty and Modern Wedding. Faye has a passion for teaching her techniques in local and international workshops, as well as on Craftsy.

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"Faye Cahill has taken metallic cakes to an all new, gorgeous level... sharing her tips, tricks and methods with easy-to-understand (and do!) instructions! A most 'brilliant' addition for any cake designer's library!" Wendy Kromer-Schell, co-author Martha Stewart's Wedding Cakes

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