Whether you are a beginner or an experienced baker, this book is designed to provide you with all the baking and decorating techniques you'll need to become a confident and creative cake, cupcake, and cookie maker. With easy-to-follow recipes and advice about essential tools, experienced cake decorator Giovanna Torrico guides you through the planning and preparation stages, including baking and icing tips, and how to layer and stack a cake. Using stylish designs and handcrafted edible flowers and animals, you can create personalized masterpieces for all occasions, including:
- Chocolate truffle cake
- Red velvet cake
- Ganache variations
- Italian meringue
- And so much more!
Giovanna Torrico began cooking from her mother's recipes to make birthday cakes for her own children. Each year, the birthday cakes became more elaborate, and soon friends started asking her to make cakes for them, too.
Born in southern Italy, where she inherited a deep passion for food, Giovanna obtained a Diplôme de Pâtisseri from Le Cordon Bleu, and then honed her skills at the Ritz Hotel. In 2011, Giovanna set up her own London-based catering company, Dolce di Gio.