This work helps readers to celebrate the art of cakes! Having a really beautiful cake - one that you bake in your very own kitchen - can make a special occasion extraordinary. That's the inspiration behind this guide: to create vibrant, colourful and unique cakes that will bring a smile to everyone's face. Inside, you'll find basic recipes for three types of cakes, buttercream and royal icing - which is used for piping letters, dots and other decorations. You'll also learn advanced techniques for rolling fondant and preparing modelling paste. The irresistibly photographed cake designs look good enough to eat and they range from the delicate and sweet Birthday Cake for Baby to an unforgettable way to say 'Congratulations!' or 'Best Wishes!'