Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Cake Decorating provides all the know-how needed to make and decorate 40 cakes that are incredibly simple, yet absolutely stunning. This book offers tantalizing cake ideas for all occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, children's parties, christenings, weddings and more. All the most popular methods of icing and decorations are covered, from buttercream, fondant and chocolate to royal icing and marzipan. Detailed, easy-to-follow instructions explain the basics of preparing and using the different types of icing, followed by recipes for imaginative designs. Beginners will pick up the basics fast and experienced cake decorators will find inspirational new ideas.