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Bestselling Buttercream Books in multiple language editions.

Through years of practice and countless mistakes, Valeri and Christina have mastered the art of buttercream techniques. They have pioneered numerous techniques that are now being widely used in the cake industry. They have exquisite attention to details and love to play with colours. They take inspiration from anything beautiful around them. Curtains, fabrics, wallpapers, paintings…and then they translate them into a cake design making their work unique and original.

That very day they received an email from a Publisher, was one of their most unforgettable days in their lives. It was so surreal. F&W Media International LTD. (F&W Media International Ltd.) made one of their dreams come true…and it changed their lives since.

Through the pages of each of Valeri and Christina’s books, you will probably hear their voices echoing in the background as you read the instructions… “squeeze your piping bag more.. do not lift.. move your hand up and down…” because they want to make sure you do not make the same mistakes they did over and over when they were still learning.

The ladies have made sure that each page is full of creativity, clear and concise instructions with the help of lovely photos..plus those “Tiny Tips” to make sure they cover everything and share everything they know.

The Contemporary Buttercream Bible

The essential reference to modern cake decorating with buttercream icing with  more than 50 innovative techniques and over 40 stunning cake designs to create at home, from simple cupcakes to three-tiered wonders, you will discover the sheer accessibility of buttercream, which needs very little specialist equipment or skill to get started.

Book Details

  • PUBLISHER: David & Charles
  • ISBN-10: 1446303977
  • ISBN-13: 9781446303979
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 160
  • BOOK YEAR: 2014
  • COVERS: HARD BOUND (UK) / SOFT COVER (US/INTERNATIONAL)

100 Buttercream Flowers

Described by Chef Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes as “hugely aspirational yet completely approachable,” the authors demonstrate how to build up each flower using simple piping techniques that even the novice cake decorator will be able to achieve. With expert instruction from the best buttercream teachers in the world, and a huge range of flowers to try, this book is the ultimate reference to piping flowers in buttercream and will be a cake decorating classic for years to come.

Book Details

  • PUBLISHER: David & Charles
  • ISBN-10: 1446305740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1446305744
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 144
  • BOOK YEAR: 2015
  • SOFT COVER

Buttercream One Tier Wonders

With 30 step-by-step single-tier cake decorating projects on a wide variety of themes, you’ll find cakes for all occasions that will lift your baking to a new creative level. The cakes range in size from 4 to 8 inches high, and come in a host of shapes and sizes – round and square but also simple carved shapes including a wreath, a log and a birdcage.

Book Details

  • PUBLISHER: David & Charles
  • ISBN-10: 1446306216
  • ISBN-13: 978-1446306215
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 144
  • BOOK YEAR: 2016
  • SOFT COVER

Buttercream Flowers               For All Seasons

Blooming marvellous cake decorating ideas for spring, summer, autumn and winter… all made with delicious buttercream, this bumper cake decorating book gives you all the inspiration and know-how you need to create sensational floral cakes all year round. Each of the 12 design concepts is presented as a spectacular tiered cake, a more accessible single tier cake and a beginner-friendly batch of cupcakes, making over 50 projects in total!

Book Details

  • PUBLISHER: David & Charles
  • ISBN-10: 144630664X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1446306642
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 144
  • BOOK YEAR: 2018
  • SOFT COVER

Language Editions

Book Reviews

Here are some feedbacks from our readers worldwide.

The Contemporary Buttercream Bible is an absolute game changer in the industry of cake art. I’ve never seen techniques and talent presented in such a way as to be concurrently hugely aspirational yet completely approachable. I look forward to learning all the skills that I, as an artist in rolled fondant, have only the most rudimentary grasp of. Not since Cakewalk by Margaret Braun have I been this excited about a cake book. Bravo!”

Chef Duff Goldman, Ace of Cakes

The Contemporary Buttercream Bible

Great book. I have attended numerous cake making classes and bake semi professionally. I did a fab butter cream course where we made fantastic buttercream iced cup cakes that looked stunning. I searched for a book to give me more ideas and know how and found this. Sumptuous photos with clear guidance. Love this book, it had helped me to produce many floral themed cup cakes that have the wow factor.

Stinky Spaniels/Amazon

100 Buttercream Flowers

I was struggling to make a decent cake as I am a beginner. This book was recommended by a caker friend and made my life! It practically covered everything and I love that all cakes are single tier as I don’t think I will ever do wedding cakes.  I know I still need a lot more practice but this book really helped me and gave me confidence. I am now saving to buy the other 2 books. Kudos to Valerie and Christina for writing this helpful book!

Emma Woodridge

Buttercream One Tier Wonders

This is a beautifully presented book, the information is really good. With a good deal of practise and some equipment, these magnificent cakes and flowers can be achieved in your home. I just love poring through the book, and marvelling at how everything looks realistic and beautiful. A must if you are interested in decorating and baking special event cakes.

Leyla

Buttercream Flowers For All Seasons

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