Mich Turner, owner of the Little Venice Cake Company and award-winning cake designer presents her ultimate masterclass in cake baking and decorating. Covering every aspect of baking and decorating with easy-to-follow instructions, this book is ideal for both the beginner-baker and the cake-decorating veteran. Baking basics are introduced in the 'Cake Recipes' chapter, with sweet treats to suit every occasion; from classic sponge to decadent chocolate and traditional fruit and ginger cakes. These recipes form the blank canvas on which Mich Turner works her magic, as she explains, step-by-step, how to make delicious frostings and fillings, as well as how to cover and stack your cakes in preparation for decorating. In the 'Masterclass' chapter, Mich shares her decorating secrets with succinct tutorials to teach advanced techniques, from moulding realistic sugar paste roses to hand-painted designs and delicate ribbon loops. The stunning 'Cake Gallery' section showcases the techniques developed in the Masterclass, with a delectable range of desserts for every occasion: from tiered creations with piped lace to chocolate glitter roses, through hand-painted flowers, to moulded Christmas candy canes. This book demystifies cake decorating, making it accessible and fun. If you have never dared to bake and decorate a cake or if you are simply looking for inspiration, Mich Turner has created the perfect book for you.