Quick Cakes For Busy Mums

Love the idea of making and decorating a cake for your child’s birthday but think you don’t have the time?

Mum-of-two and experienced cake decorator,  Karen Taylor, shares her tips and tricks for baking and decorating professional-looking cakes at  home in Quick Cakes for Busy Mums – the perfect kitchen companion for all those busy bakers who want to whip up amazing celebration cakes in a flash.

Now you can create cakes to be proud of to mark those all-important milestones for your family and friends. As well as birthday cakes you’ll find 13 stunning decorated cakes for a variety of special occasions such as baby showers, christenings, Christmas, Easter, weddings and anniversaries.

You will also find some lovely ideas for quick but creative party favours alongside every cake project– who could resist a troop of toy soldier cookies or a flock of rubber ducky cupcakes? Once you know how simple it is to make beautifully decorated cakes and treats for your loved ones, you’ll be hooked!

Karen reveals just how easy it is to create impressive cakes using the simplest of sugarcraft techniques. Ideal for those who are new to cake decorating, she explains important steps such as lining a cake tin, covering a cake with sugarpaste and stacking a tiered cake, not forgetting her tried-and-tested cake, cupcake and biscuit recipes. In each of the 13 step-by-step cake projects Karen also shows you how to use one key decorating technique to great effect, sharing her top tips along the way. Find out how to use sugarcraft moulds, stencils and quilling to create instant decorations, as well as many more handy techniques to make a spectacular centrepiece the easy way.

Karen Taylor began baking and cake decorating at an early age, helping to make the family Christmas cake every year. As her skills developed, she started taking commissions as well as completing a three year part-time course at Birmingham College of Food where she gained NCFE levels 1, 2 and 3 in Cake Decorating. She went on to win numerous awards in various competitions, including the Salon Culinaire, Cake International and Hotelympia.

Karen set up her successful business Cakes by Karen soon after, creating bespoke wedding and celebration cakes from her home in Worcester. Since 2006, Karen has been a regular contributor to Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine and is a tutor and demonstrator at Squires Kitchen International School.

Published by B. Dutton Publishing
RRP £14.99
Published July 2014
ISBN 978-1-905113-47-7
Hardback; 128pp + cover and jacket; full colour throughout

Quick Cakes for Busy Mums is released on 7th July but you can get a first glimpse of what’s in the book at www.facebook.com/squireskitchenuk

On Monday 7th July Squires Kitchen International School will be celebrating the launch of Quick Cakes for Busy Mums by Karen Taylor with a special VIP shopping experience starting at 7pm.

After an hour-long demonstration from Karen, you will be able to browse the Squires Kitchen shop after-hours with exclusive access to special offers and discounts, and be one of the first to pick up a copy of Quick Cakes for Busy Mums. A regular Cakes & Sugarcraft contributor and popular tutor, Karen will be on hand to sign copies of her book and answer your questions about making professional-looking cakes in your own kitchen.

There is an entrance fee for this event but we have press tickets available, with a complimentary gift bag, refreshments and a review copy of the new book included.  To enquire about booking a space, contact Natalie at natalie.bull@squires-group.co.uk.

Squires Kitchen, The Grange, Hones Yard, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8BB, UK
Tel: 0845 61 71 810 or +44 (0)1252 260 260
Fax: +44 (0)1252 714 714

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