Expert lessons and tutorials for successful cake making and decorating from the acclaimed celebrity baker and cake designer. This comprehensive, practical guide to making, baking, and decorating cakesfrom simple iced cakes to extravagant affairs with buttercream flowersis the ultimate reference from award-winning cake designer Mich Turner. Turner teaches how to bake all types of cakes for every occasion, from decadent chocolate to traditional spice cakes. With step-by-step instructions, she shows how to make a classic sugar-paste rose, tiered cakes with piped lace, fillings and frostings, icings, coverings, and stacking. Mini-tutorials feature clear and concise steps and nuggets of wisdom gleaned from years of experience as one of the worlds leading professional bakers. The entire volume is replete with tips, tricks, and carefully explained techniques. With experience baking for top celebrities and even the Queen, running cooking classes around the world, and most recently judging cakes on Britains leading baking reality show, Britains Best Bakery, Mich Turner shares what it takes to become a cake master.