Colette Peters, author of COLETTE'S CAKES, COLETTE'S CHRISTMAS and COLETTE'S WEDDING CAKES, applies her cake decorating genius to the birthday cake.
No birthday celebration is complete without a birthday cake and no one makes more beautiful cakes than Colette Peters, cake decorator extraordinaire. Included in her new book are cakes for every month of the year and every sort of birthday celebrant. Each month has a sign of the Zodiac cake, a birthstone cake, and a flower cake. In addition there are Colette's fabulous one-of-a-kind cakes such as an astonishingly realistic ' leather' doctor's bag, a chess set, and an Art Deco confection. Although the cakes are almost too beautiful to eat, Colette has divulged her own delicious recipes for Bourbon Chocolate Cake, Basic Buttercream, Chocolate Ganache and various biscuits and she has provided detailed instructions on everything from how to build a tiered cake to airbrushing with sugar, piping techniques, painting with gold and much more. Filled with step-by-step, easy-to-follow directions, hundreds of drawings and gorgeous colour photographs, this newest book from America's foremost cake decorator will enable anyone to duplicate her fantastic creations.