A fantastic party deserves a fantastic cake. The unique designs in this book will never fail to impress and are guaranteed to give your party –whatever the occasion- that essential ‘wow’ factor. With Fantastic Party Cakes Mich Turner has produced a sumptuous collection of stunning cakes and desserts that can be used as the focal point for any celebration. Appropriate for the novice and experienced cake decorator alike, this book is a must-have for anyone planning a party. Whether your preference is for exquisitely decorated, sophisticated canapés, rich, dark chocolate cakes or dramatic multi-tiered cakes, there is something for everyone here –as well as the techniques needed to turn that dream into a delicious reality. Mich’s array of designs can be personalised for someone special or tiered together to stunning visual effect. The ideas, designs and presentation of these individual cakes can be influenced by the recipient and theme of the event with innumerable flavours, colours, styles, shapes and decorative displays to inspire. With clear instructions from a world-renowned author, and beautifully illustrated throughout, this is one guidebook that won’t leave the reader wanting more.
Mich Turner's pioneering work in the world of creative cake decoration means she is often described as the queen of couture cakes. She originally trained as a Food Scientist and was Patisserie Buyer at Harvey Nichols before founding her hugely successful Little Venice Cake Company in 1999. Mich's bespoke classic and contemporary creations have graced the table of her Majesty the Queen, Madonna, Pierce Brosnan, Paul McCartney, Cheryl Cole and David Beckham. It's no wonder then that Vogue, Tatler and Stella magazines regularly feature her delicious designs. Mich has also been a consultant to numerous TV shows, including Heston Blumenthal's Feast, Rachel Allen's Bake!, Kirstie's Homemade Home and of course her own series, Couture Cakes. As a leading authority on special occasion cakes, Mich runs successful masterclasses around the world aimed at all levels of ability. She was Harpers Bazaar and Chanel Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 and is the author of four highly successful books: Spectacular Cakes (best Dessert Book, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards), Fantastic Party Cakes, Couture Wedding Cakes and Cake Masterclass (best book for food professionals, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards). Little Venice Cake Company Celebration Cakes are available under licence in Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Tesco, providing the opportunity to sample the luxury of LVCC at a price point all can afford. LVCC already provides couture cakes exclusively for Harrods. In 2010 Mich was awarded an MBE for her outstanding services to the Catering Industry and in 2011, Little Venice Cake Company launched a new international range of cake baking and decorating equipment and Mich launched a range of edibles in conjunction with Silver Spoon. Both ranges are set to expand in 2012.