The Art of Royal Icing
Eddie Spence MBE
Cake Decorating, Cooking
B Dutton Publishing
1 Mar. 2010
Learn how to master the art of royal icing from one of the world’s greatest sugarcrafters, Eddie Spence MBE. This comprehensive, step-by-step guide gives you tutorials, techniques and cake projects so you can use royal icing to decorate everything from an imposing wedding cake to a modest mini cake.
Cake decorators of all abilities can learn and perfect the skills and techniques required for royal icing. There are ten step-by-step tutorials which take you through everything from simple scrolls and pressure piping to advanced techniques such as extension work and oriental string work. A collection of cake projects gives you the opportunity to put their skills into practice.
Eddie’s reputation as a master of royal icing and an expert tutor, combined with his sparkling personality, have made him one of sugarcraft’s greatest treasures. As a celebration of a lifetime’s work, a biography of Eddie tells the endearing and fascinating story of how a shy bakery apprentice came to become a master of royal icing. He was awarded an MBE for services to the cake decorating industry in 2000 and still teaches at Squires Kitchen’s International School of Cake Decorating and Sugarcraft.
The Art of Royal Icing is a beautiful book and if you are interested in traditional cake making and royal icing techniques then Eddie is the absolute expert. Having made cakes for the Queen and the Royal Family his biography is truly an amazing read. This is one of my absolute favourite books and I was very lucky to have met Eddie and he very kindly signed my book. The book is packed full of techniques and step by step tutorials – once you start, you will be hooked!