my first ever fondant covered cupcake thanks to the Planet Cake book
Last nights episode of the reality cooking competition MasterChef was fun as we saw the contestants split into two teams to cater for a nine year olds birthday party. An extra ten points was awarded by the birthday girl for the "best birthday cake". The cakes were whipped up at Planet Cake.
the winning team rushing their cupcakes and cutting cake to the table
I took the plunge and bought the Planet Cake book late last year & went on to produce my first ever fondant covered cupcakes. Have you ever had one of those moments where you have stood back and looked at your work and been surprised that it looked soooo good? Yep, that was me grinning like a fool as I admired my pink & black bowed cupcakes.
For that reason, I highly recommended the Planet Cake book for beginner cake decorators. The book is split into sections including; equipment you will need, glossary, cake recipes, icing recipes, techniques, "how to" for cupcakes, round cakes, square cakes, shaped cakes, three-dimensional cakes plus templates to help you produce cakes such as the handbag cake on the front cover.
Clear step by step diagrams guide you through the processes, beautiful photographs of the 28 designs show you what you are aiming for. Elegant to whimsical & always vibrant, I just love Planet Cake!!
If you live in Australia or are planning a trip here, consider taking in a cake decorating lesson at Planet Cake. Planet Cake offer an excellent range of cake decorating courses to suit all levels, classes are held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, they also offer private lessons. Enrol in classes here.
Do browse Planet Cakes website to see the gallery of their cake designs or sign up for their newsletter and gain access to video demonstrations of cake decorating.
Planet Cakes book available from Booktopia.
Happy Baking :)