Cakes to Fall in Love With - Makiko Searle

05 Aug 2011

Cakes to Fall in Love With - Makiko Searle

You can’t help but fall head over heels with the début title from Makiko Searle, Cakes to fall in love with. The book is an irresistible collection of contemporary cakes for romantic occasions: if you’re celebrating a wedding, anniversary, engagement, Valentine’s day or simply being in love, you can make your very own gorgeous cakes to make every celebration extra special.

From adorable miniature cakes for an engagement party to the most luxurious of wedding cakes, cake makers of all abilities can follow Maki’s step-by-step instructions to make beautiful cakes in their own kitchen. A wide choice of cake recipes, icings and fillings are given, along with basic techniques and plenty of tips if you’re new to cake decorating.

Each of the 12 cake projects is beautifully photographed and comes complete with easy-to-follow instructions, a full list of edibles and equipment, and step-by-step pictures. Designs include jewel-encrusted mini cakes, vintage mini cakes, a pretty basket brimming with summer blooms, a wonderfully opulent ten-tier wedding cake covered in pristine white peonies, and Maki’s signature Temari ball cakes for a truly contemporary twist.

Author Profile

Makiko Searle is one of the UK’s leading names in wedding cake design. Her professional skills as a cake maker combined with a unique creative style have earned Maki a reputation for creating truly stunning and original designs.

Maki began her career as a pastry chef in Tokyo then moved to England to improve her skills by taking a sugarcraft course at Brooklands College. She later worked at the prestigious Great Fosters Hotel, Surrey and at the acclaimed Mandarin Oriental Hotels in Hyde Park, London and Tokyo.

Since completing her sugarcraft course, Maki has been awarded with several medals from many competitions. She currently runs Maki’s Cakes, a cake design company in Surrey which produces unusual and exquisite cakes for all occasions. Her work is regularly featured in the UK’s top wedding magazines, including BRIDES, You and Your Wedding and Cosmo Brides, and she is a regular contributor to Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine and Wedding Cakes – A Design Source (Squires Kitchen Magazine Publishing).

Cakes to Fall in Love With by Makiko Searle is published in August 2011 by B. Dutton Publishing Ltd., RRP £14.99. Available from bookshops and direct from the publisher at www.squires-shop.com. ISBN 978-1-905113-24-8

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