Chocolate cakes are everyone's favourite and yet people become a little nervous when working with chocolate, particuarly regarding tempering. Tom Phillips breaks down the mystique; basically, if you have a thermometer you can temper chocolate. All of the cakes in this book can be made by an absolute beginner. In this book Tom has created an absolutely stunning collection of cakes using a wide variety of types of chocolate, icings and decorations. There are stacked cakes, shaped cakes, layered cakes and fairy cakes. There are cakes suitable for all occasions - wedding, Easter, Christmas and simply for when you need a chocolate fix.