Planet Cake Cupcakes
First published 2010 Updated August 2017
After working my way through the cupcake decorating section of the Planet Cake Beginners’ Guide, it’s time to graduate to bigger and better cakes. And what better tuition than the cake decorating masters, creating beautiful pieces for the likes of Cate Blanchett, Rhianna, Jennifer Hawkins, Nicole Kidman and Megan Gale. Not forgetting their recent cake challenge on Australia’s Masterchef too.
I cannot recommend this book enough for the beginner. It takes you through the necessary equipment and provides great cake recipes like vanilla cupcakes, chocolate or white chocolate mud cake, coconut cake and gluten-free orange & almond cake. These recipes form the delicious cake foundations. There’s detailed advice on how to prepare the cakes with sugar syrup and ganache. And importantly, how to handle, colour and shape fondant.
Phew! Then there is page after page of amazing designs with easy-to-follow guides on how to recreate each one.
There’s something for every ability level, where you can work your way from small scale cupcake decorating, to covering round cakes, square cakes and even mind-blowing 3D cakes.
So off I went, on my first ever fondant cupcake decorating spree. I got a little carried away.
PLANET CAKE CUPCAKES
I’ll be sure to take LOTS of photos and notes during the Basics 101 class on Saturday, and share the finished product with you all soon. Well, the photos anyway. Unless you’re in North Melbourne this Saturday afternoon and have a craving for cake
If you’re interested in their classes, more information is available on their website. Classes cater for absolute beginners to professionals.
I can’t wait!!!! x