Make Your Own Couture Wedding Cake
Whether you are looking to create the perfect cake for a magical winter wedding or pretty favour ideas for a chic summer ceremony, Wedding Cakes: The Couture Collection by Naomi Yamamoto is the perfect sourcebook for brides-to-be and cake makers alike.
This brand new title from talented Japanese sugar artist Naomi Yamamoto showcases a stunning collection of unique and varied wedding cake designs for every month of the year. Many of the cakes are accompanied by seasonal flower arrangements made in sugar as well as irresistible mini cake, cookie and cupcake designs that would make perfect favours for guests.
Helpful introductions to royal icing and sugar floristry are also included, along with tried-and-tested recipes and plenty of tips if you're new to sugarcraft. All 12 cakes are presented as step-by-step projects, complete with a list of edibles and equipment, clear instructions from start to finish, and full-colour images showing all the stages of making the cake.
And the cakes aren't just for weddings - if you're celebrating an engagement, anniversary or Valentine's Day, these gorgeous designs are guaranteed to make the occasion extra special.
Naomi Yamamoto is a well-respected Japanese sugarcrafter who has been teaching sugarcraft for over 25 years. She studied in the USA and the UK and is certified by Brooklands College to teach sugarcraft to a high standard. Naomi taught at the Genteel Academy in Tokyo, as an executive instructor for 13 years and now teaches at two technical colleges in Tokyo as well as teaching and demonstrating overseas.
Naomi's creations often appear in Japanese media, including TV, as well as international media such as Wedding Cakes - A Design Source magazine. Her work is elegant, meticulous, shows a high level of creativity and draws recognition not only in Japan but also from enthusiasts worldwide, particularly her beautiful sugar flowers. Naomi is the author of Delicate Sugarcraft from Japan (Shibata Shoten, 2007).
Wedding Cakes: The Couture Collection, published March 2013 by B. Dutton Publishing Ltd., RRP £35.00.
Available from bookshops and direct from the publisher at www.squires-shop.com.
Hardback; 176 pages + cover and jacket; full colour throughout