Learn to pipe 100 different buttercream flowers to showcase on your cakes with this complete visual reference to piping flowers - each flower is demonstrated on a cupcake, with five full scale projects to show you how to combine your flowers into a masterpiece cake.
Described by Chef Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes as "hugely aspirational yet completely approachable," the authors demonstrate how to build up each flower using simple piping techniques that even the novice cake decorator will be able to achieve!
All the basics are covered to get you started - how to make stable buttercream icing, advice on coloring and flavor as well as essentials such as how to fill a piping bag and the basic techniques you need.
Valerie & Christina then demonstrate in step-by-step photographic detail how to create each flower and how to use your new found skills to create stunning cake designs. The flowers are presented through the color spectrum so when you look through the book you'll see the lovely rainbow effect.
Written by the world's leading lights in buttercream art with an international following and over 60,000 Facebook fans!
About the Author
Masters of buttercream art Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong left the Philippines in 2008 to work in the UK in the medical field. After learning how to make cupcake bouquets in 2011 they launched their business, Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes, and have since won numerous top international awards for their amazing buttercream designs. They teach classes in Europe, Asia and the US and headline at cake events around the world. Their first book, The Contemporary Buttercream Bible, charted at No.1 in cake decorating on Amazon just days after its release, and has already been translated into German and Spanish. They live in London. www.queenofheartscouturecakes.com