Alan Dunn’s Christmas Cakes

by Alan Dunn

ISBN-10: 1847737714
ISBN-13: 9781847737717
Region: British
Publication Date: October, 2010
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About Alan Dunn’s Christmas Cakes

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Christmas is always a special time of year and what better way to celebrate than by making and decorating your very own Christmas cake? There are 15 elegant cakes to choose from, along with seven or so festive sprays to adorn your Christmas table.

The cakes are decorated with all things Christmassy - from sugarcraft poinsettias and holly berries to fir cones and snowflakes. There are both single- and double-tiered cakes, as well as round, square and even star-shaped ones.

After a comprehensive introduction on sugarcraft materials and techniques comes a chapter on flower and foliage build-ups, which breaks down the assembly of each into manageable and easy-to-follow steps. Next follows a chapter on cakes, showcasing 15 Christmas cakes and seven sprays made using the components featured in the previous chapter. If you’re looking for the ultimate guide to sugarcrafting with a Christmas theme, this book has all you need to get you started.

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About Alan Dunn

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My interest in cake decorating and sugarcraft started about twenty years ago although I think the seeds were planted much earlier as my Grandfather was a baker by trade so had grown up watching be cont.

 I taught myself initially from books and then attended several sugar flower classes. It was through these early classes that I was introduced to The British Sugarcraft Guild by my tutor Margaret Morland who was the secretary of the Northumbria branch of the guild.

I then went on to study the City and Guilds Bakery and Flour Confectionery Courses 120 and 121. It was during this period aged 17, that I gave my very first demonstration to the Gateshead Branch of The British Sugarcraft Guild. I soon realised that I enjoyed demonstrating and teaching as much as the craft itself - and it was not long before the word had spread around the country to other branches of the guild. It was also during this early stage that I trained to became an accredited demonstrator for the guild.

 At around the same time I was lucky enough to attend a class by Tombi Peck, a founder member of the Guild and author of one of the books I had been teaching myself from. I attended several of Tombi’s classes and gradually we became great friends.

I have taught extensively throughout the Uk, and in also in America, Canada, Japan, Holland, Sweden, The Channel Islands, Brazil, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. My work can often be seen on display on the Table of Honour at sugarcraft exhibitions.

I have written eight books on the art of flowermaking and cake decorating with a ninth title to be published in 2010- Celebration Cakes....  and co-authored another three books with tombi Peck and Tony Warren. I have also had numerous articles over the years published in the The British Sugarcraft Guild newsletter, Squires Kitchen magazine and Cake Craft magazine.

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