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Cakeology

August 11, 2015
   Just a word of warning – after reading this post you might want to think of some special occasion that requires a tasty colourful cake. I’d suggest celebrating the fact that it’s still summer, mid August, or even the tooth fairy day (in case you chose the latter – 22nd of this month) – anything that would give you a chance to enjoy the process of creating (and of course afterwards tasting!) one of Juliet Sear’s stunning cakes.
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   Everything you will need can be found in her new book with a rather scientific title – Cakeology. Well, not everything to be fare, as you will need quite a few tools (and an oven), but you’ll definitely find the most valued thing today – INFORMATION.
   If you know how to, then you can achieve anything, right? Especially when you have detailed instructions and heaps of pictures that illustrate the whole process…
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   Juliet Sears is cake baker and designer. This woman makes stunning cakes (cakes like you’ve never seen before) and she has shared some of her favourite recipes – I can assure you nothing too complicated, yet really scrumptious, and tips and tricks how to master such cake decorating techniques as piping, stencilling, modelling and airbrushing. Sounds tricky?
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   Well, don’t be discouraged by these layered masterpieces or neatly arranged tools. There are a few projects for beginners to start out with – you could make some cute biscuits or mini cakes, or maybe some unordinary cupcakes. Practise makes perfect and even an experienced baker could learn something new, so I’m sure that after a while you could move on to the more complicated stuff. By the way, Juliet has introduced a difficulty guide, so every project in this book falls into one of 5 categories – from easy to advanced (just don’t forget that you have to value your baking skills correctly, be self-critical).
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   In authors opinion “cake design merges with the wonderful world of arts and crafts” and looking at her cakes I have to agree. So… if you are in a mood for a tasty dessert and “a dose of kitchen art therapy”, Cakelogy is a book for you!
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Cakeology by Juliet Sear (Haride Grant, £20) Photography: Helen Cathcart

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2015 6:35 am

    marzipan is the clay of cooks(or bakers…) all these look too good to eat!

    • August 18, 2015 6:01 pm

      They certainly do, although if someone offered me a slice of that cake, that’s featured on the cover, I wouldn’t refuse! K.

  2. August 25, 2015 7:29 pm

    Oh those Dalmatian biscuits! I think even I could manage that!:) x

    • August 28, 2015 9:16 am

      I knew you would like these. They are brilliant, aren’t they? We need some Stella and Otis shape ones. K. x

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