1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes

A sugar-coated feast for the eyes and the imagination—this exciting 1,000 collection presents glorious full-color photographs of beautiful, outrageous, and deliciously decorated desserts, from extravagant wedding and birthday cakes to cupcakes and cookies that are miniature works of art.

Like all of the books in our 1,000 series, this is not an instructional book, rather, it is a visual showcase designed to provide endless inspiration for anyone who loves decorative baking and entertaining.

  • QU-25365
  • 9781592536511
  • Brand New Item / Unopened Product
  • Quayside Publishing

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  1. Emily A. Daniels
    35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Inspiration and Eye Candy!, October 19, 2010
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    This review is from: 1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes (Paperback)
    I am a pro cake decorator and am always looking for good “inspiration” books. I like a book that I can let a client flip through and talk about what they like and what they don’t. I love that the treats presented in the book are from “real” cake decorators like me and not Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, etc. These are treats anyone would love to have at their event and not over the top, overly sculpted, very spesific cakes.

    If you are looking for instruction or how-to, this is definitely not the book for you. It is pictures, pictures, pictures, and more pictures. There are no recipes, and there is no instruction. This is an inspiration only book and you can take the ideas and run with them.

    In short, this is a book that I will keep on my shelf forever, and will be looking for more like it in the future.

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  2. Toni "the bookworm"
    82 of 85 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice photo book, October 23, 2010
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    Toni “the bookworm” (Chicago, Illinois United States) –
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    This review is from: 1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes (Paperback)
    This was an interesting journey that surprised me in that, thinking that there might be some tutorials to go along with the photo’s, this is instead literally 1000 photographs of cakes and cookies and cupcakes.

    Within the covers of this paperback book are full-page or half-page or quarter-page photographs of cookies, cakes, and cupcakes that will definitely inspire. Under each photo is the name of the person that created the baked delight. Though some of these credits will be just the names of the decorators, some will have the accompanying website that you can access for further idea’s. If you do go to the websites offered, there you will find more photo’s along with some beautiful tutorials and/or instruction as well as more information on the decorator. So with a little extra effort, your journey will take you to many parts of the world to learn more on the photo’s that piqued your interest. Each photo is full color with wonderful detail.

    The book is set as such:
    First there are 5 sections of groupings that showcase each set of pictures and each photo has an accompanying number.

    Elegant Entertaining
    Baby and Child
    Holiday
    Just for Fun
    Weddings and Engagements

    After the above groupings, the next section is “Frosting Recipes” for:

    Meringue Buttercream
    Simple Buttercream
    Gananche
    Royal Icing
    2 Recipes for Fondant (as well as amounts needed to cover cakes)
    Gumpaste
    Marzipan

    The next section of the book is labeled “Image Directory” and this is where you look up the number of the photo which is accompanied by a very short description of the baked good, which might include what type of frosting used or cookie cutter, etc.

    The last section of the book is the “Contributor Directory” which lists each of the bakers and decorators, in alphabetical order, with their websites and contact information.

    I think that this is a lovely book, especially for beginners, to help your decorating interest but understand that it is not a teaching book. You will have to be more of a detective with this book in that you need to check out the websites offered, which may or may not include specifics, but which will put you in contact with the artists. For those with advanced skills, perhaps you would like to look at other authors/books. Peace.

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