Author(s): Natasha Collins
Whilst making your own wedding cake can seem daunting, it's actually easy when you've been shown the right materials and techniques. In this gorgeous and essential book, Natasha Collins reveals how a complete novice can create something stunning and inspirational for an unforgettable day.
With projects split into chapters entitled Romantic Beginnings, Putting on the Glitz, Laughing All the Way to the Alter, Home(spun) is Where the Heart Is, and Magic in the Air, Natasha's recipes cater for all types of personalities and preferences.
Each recipe is accompanied with stunning photography and an entertaining and instructional narrative, which guides you through the whole process of choosing a design, baking the cake, embellishing it, transporting it, presenting it and serving it so the experience is as stress-free as possible.
Each project also includes a timetable indicating how long each part of the process will take as well as whether it's easy, medium or hard, and gives a schedule for when the cake should best be decorated and set up in relation to when it is going to be eaten.
Packed full of gorgeous wedding cakes and vital advice, The Homemade Wedding Cake is the must-have cake baking and decorating manual for anybody looking to design and create something memorable for a very special day.
What a beautiful book! The recipes are explained in detail and make the idea of creating your own wedding cake a feasible and achievable option. There are also cakes to suit all budgets and these include cookies and cupcakes rather than a full blown tiered wedding cake.
Justine, The Book Grocer
Natasha Collins, author of The Painted Cake, has worked as an illustrator, a textile designer, and as an art director in fashion design. During that time she developed an interest in cake decorating and cake painting. In 2008 she started her own company, Nevie-Pie Cakes, which saw her baking and decorating professionally. Natasha's high-profile clients include Selfridge's Co, for whom she created a Christmas cake range. Her cake-decorating blog (Amelie's House) has over 30,000 pageviews from around 12,000 readers each month (mostly from the USA, UK and Australia).