Saturday 3 June 2017

Gravity Cakes

For the ultimate in show-stopping desserts, look no further than these cakes that seem to defy gravity.

While elements of the cake may seem like they’re floating in thin air, it’s really just simple scaffolding (plastic balloon sticks), concealed within the cake and disguised with fondant and candy, that creates the spellbinding illusion.
These cakes are incredibly fun and beautiful,and are sure to be the star attraction at your next celebration. While they may seem complicated, they really aren’t. Each of the 45 projects features step-by step instructions with a photo for each step, making the decorating process foolproof and surprisingly easy.
Full color throughout, these projects will spark your imagination and provide loads of decorating inspiration. There’s a cake for virtually every event and occasion — from Valentine’s Day to Thanksgiving and from baby reveals to poker parties, and everything in between. Once you’ve mastered the techniques, it will be no time before you’re using your imagination to create your own unique designs.
The inspiration for this book is Francesca and Jakki’s friendship: they’ve embraced the book as an opportunity to keep the ties of their friendship strong despite living so far apart.
JAKKI FRIEDMAN is a passionate and creative pastry chef who runs a successful baking business in Manchester, England. Over the last 2 years, Jakki has been specializing in gravity cakes for a huge number of clients and performing regular demonstrations for a growing number of people eager to learn her secrets.

FRANCESCA LIBRAE is currently working as an international reporter for Express Newspaper Group in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she covers a variety of international showbiz and hard news stories in the media group and beyond.

Francesca and Jakki grew up just two streets apart in a small suburb of Manchester and have been best friends their entire lives. They have shared many years of laughter together travelling the world on various summer camps across Europe and performing in local theatre productions together, something Jakki continues to do today showcasing her singing talents.
Jakki and Francesca have always had a passion for creativity and would regularly brainstorm wacky ideas to build their own empire together. When Jakki settled down with her husband Ben in Manchester raising their two children, Francesca moved to New Orleans to work as an international journalist. Regular Skype sessions, phone calls and visits kept them connected over the years. Finally, the perfect fusion of both of their creative talents led to the idea of creating Gravity Cakes!
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