"Murfitt calms potentially nervous fingers by not only including step-by-step color photographs and text but also showing alternatives to traditional embellishments.--Booklist"A `must have' for anyone with the slightest interest in cake decorating."--Publishers WeeklyEveryone will think these amazing cakes came from the best bakery in town. From a chocolate porcupine to candied petals, the options shown in this lush guide are endless, and all presented in a way that even beginners can easily follow. Pretty sugar-paste creations embellish a marzipan-covered cake. Nuts, sugar-frosted fruits, candy, and cinnamon sticks make beautiful decorations in an instant. And there are embossed patterns, ruffled borders, sugar-paste cutouts, and other eye-catching ideas, all with instructions, recipes, and templates, to provide inspiration for every occasion.