This comprehensive and accessible guide to cake decorating teaches all of the techniques and tricks that aspiring sugar crafters need to create stunning and impressive cakes. Everyone will think these amazing cakes came from the best bakery in town! All-in-One Guide to Cake Decorating reveals dozens of expert cake decorating ideas that are simple to achieve yet look stunning. All the most popular methods of icing and decoration are covered, including buttercream, sugarpaste, chocolate, marzipan, and flower paste. Detailed, easy-to-follow instructions explain the basics of preparing and using different types of icing, illustrated with step-by-step color photographs. There is a delicious array of fantastic cakes here to suit adults and children alike. Beginners will pick up the basics fast, and even experienced cake decorators will find inspirational new ideas.