Cake frostings are delicious finishing touches that make cakes look more eye-catching and appetizing to eat. But, frosting is not just for eye-appeal. It helps seal in moisture so that the cake remains moist and fresh for longer. Frosting also adds another depth of flavor and texture making cakes taste yummier! Decorating a cake with frosting and other edible arts made of chocolate, sugar, fruits, flowers or other ingredients can be very tricky especially for beginner bakers. Pro bakers take years and years to perfect their craft. But, with a comprehensive but easy to follow guide and with lots of patient practice, beginner home bakers can learn to decorate cakes and make them look just as good as the pros! This book is a cake decorating guide with beginner and advanced techniques. The step-by-step directions and illustrations will show how to: · Level, split, crumb coat · Ice the cake · Make frosting with chocolate, fondant, gum paste, marzipan, royal icing and more · How to write · How to pipe · Create flowers, leaves and figures · Cover the cake with fondant · Make lattice · Plus more cake decorating techniques and ideas The book also contains a private collection of all-original frosting recipes such as: · Chantilly Cream Filling Recipe · Maple Icing · 7-Minute Vanilla Frosting · Old-fashioned chocolate icing · Frosting for German Chocolate Cake The home baker can begin hands on training using the beginner basics and then slowly progress to advanced techniques to make custom made cakes that look just like those of pro bakers, maybe even yummier-tasting and heavenly-looking than theirs!