Sugar Roses for Cakes (英語) ハードカバー – 2002/4/1
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The rose, known as the flower of romance, is the most popular of all flowers. And roses are the flowers most requested by brides to decorate wedding cakes and to carry in their bouquets.
Sugar Roses for Cakes includes a collection of all the different kind of roses: wild, climber, rambler, traditional varieties, and the various modern roses—from pretty, delicate, five-petaled wild roses to the huge full-blown modern blooms.
Each section in this cake decorating book covers one of these rose types, and the authors have displayed them in both traditional and modern settings on cakes as well as in bouquets, sprays, posies, and table arrangements. There is also a large selection of beautiful celebration cakes, which includes a spectacular array of wedding designs and various other cake decorations.
Sugar Roses for Cakes reveals many innovative ways to display roses on cakes and as arrangements, too. From recognized authors who are experts in the field of sugarcrafting, this book reveals unique techniques that will make rose creation a reality for your own cakes. Including templates and nearly 200 full-color photographs, this cake book is the perfect one for brides and wedding planners as it explores and reveals many innovative ways to display and compliment the true beauty of sugar roses.
Cake recipes and Roses include:
- Wild at Heart: Dog Rose
- Danish Romance: 'Queen of Denmark'
- Blue Peter Rose Cake; 'Blue Peter'
- Summer Solstice: 'Chicago', Dog's-Tooth Violet, Ruscus
- Winter Wedding: 'Massai', Oriental Climbing Bittersweet
"Roses are the flowers of romance, and are therefore perfect for weddings. With 130+ pages of floral design, Sugar Roses for Cakes by Tombi Peck, Alan Dunn, and Tony Warren will have your perfect rose waiting between its pages. The three sections of this book, Traditional Roses, Climber and Rambler Roses, and Modern Roses, hold not only roses, but also different arrangements for you to create for a special day." —Madison Bowes, AllFreeDIYWedding.com商品の説明をすべて表示する
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It has excellent step-by-step instructions (even though, on occasion, the text and the photo are a bit different like when they tell you to make a pale pink cone and show a yellow one). You see each step in side-by-side progression, which is helpful because you know what your flower is supposed to look like at each stage instead of wondering where you went wrong at the end.
The authors are so far above the usual cake decorator that they even give instructions on how to make your own leaf veiners so that the leaf is exactly the one that goes with the flower (using materials I've never heard of and may not be called the same thing in the US). A lot of the products listed are not available here (at least by that name)so we have to try to find something similar.
They are very consciencious, perhaps compulsively so. When they make a rose, it is not a generic pink rose, it is a dead-ringer for a particular variety of pink rose, the Mme. Cecile Brunner rose. I am not that picky,as long as it generally looks like a pretty pink rose. After all, neither I nor my clients are botanists (and I will make it a point to never make a rose for someone who is).
Every detail is realistic. Their shading is impeccable, I have struggled to find dusts that achieve both the color depth and translucency required for a certain realism. They not only have the materials, but an absolute sense of how to use them. The way the sprays are assembled, the way the petals are placed, the way the leaves and stems are arranged--flawless. I sit and stare at the detail and I just can't believe that these aren't flower show quality specimens.
So, having established that, while I take pride in my work, I am not an absolute perfectionist, it is still nice to see what perfection looks like so I can strive to improve. While I probably will never follow any of the projects to the letter, and can't help feeling inferior and overwhelmed by the sheer mastery of their skill, I think it is a worthwhile investment in both time and expenditure to get this book and I'm glad I, finally, did.