Startlingly innovative designs for cake decorating, influenced by the Cressida Bell's family's part in the Bloomsbury Group
Home baking is hot, and Cressida's Bell's collection of cake designs is a wonderfully creative and original take on the art and craft of cake decoration. Cressida is a scion of the famous Bloomsbury Group of artists—her grandmother was artist Vanessa Bell—and these wonderfully original designs for cakes, in their innovative use of color and ingredients, while being totally contemporary in feel and look, reflect her honorable artistic inheritance. All the decorations are edible: there are cakes decorated with traditional sweets, cakes decorated with candied fruit, and cakes decorated with nothing but sugar paste cut and shaped into striking, witty, and vivid designs—a winner's rosette, a peacock in all his finery, a dahlia in full bloom. Each idea is inspirational, but is also eminently attainable—some easily achieved by children—and all suitable for any number of cake baking occasions from birthdays and anniversaries, to just producing something wonderful for every day. Includes metric measures.