Review/Giveaway of the Cake Decorating Skills Book

Review/Giveaway of the Cake Decorating Skills Book

Making the perfect cake takes a lot of work as well as skill.

Many times I’ve tested my decorating skills however it’s never perfect. Perfect enough to be displayed at a bakery that is. Let me introduce you to the professional cake decorating made easy cookbook. This detailed cook book offers techniques for every cake maker no matter what your skill level is.

I made Steven a rich chocolate birthday cake this year filled butter-cream and cherry filling. It took a couple of hours however the cake was the perfect birthday gift and it was delicious!

I used the suggestions offered by Tracey Mann the cake decorator extraordinaire to achieve this birthday cake. In her book she shows and explains in detail how to make elaborate cakes.

She is self trained with 18 years experience, and facilitates classes teaching others how to master the art of cake decorating.  “Techniques for every Cake Maker and Every Kind of Cake” shows how to create professional looking sugarcraft masterpieces for any occasion. This cookbook offers a step by step and clear instructions with dozens of expert tricks and tips with beautiful photography.

Here is some of the information covered in “Cake Decorating Skills”

  • Essential recipes like lemon cake, chocolate cake, fruit cake cupcakes cookies, butter-cream frosting, fudge icing, chocolate paste, ganache, marzipan, sugar glue, fondant and royal icing.
  • Building tired and stacked cakes and decorating cupcakes
  • Colour theory, colour icings, dusting, spraying and special effects.
  • Covering and shaping with rolled fondant, flat and piped butter-cream, chocolate paste and ganache and topping with novelty shapes.
  • and much, much more!

Now it’s your turn to try it out, let the fun begin. Firefly Books Ltd. has provide us with a FREE book to giveaway. One name will be randomly selected and the winner will be posted Dec. 2, 2011.


Grocery Alerts Canada has not been compensated for this review. Grocery Alerts was given the product to review by the company.

Steven Zussino

Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog,