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Noted decorative painter Stephanie Weightman spent months perfecting the one-of-a-kind methodologies for painting convincing pictures on cakes that are presented in this guidebook. Employing the use of edible powder food colors with edible varnish, this book allows sugarcrafters to depict stunning and elegant floral designs with an unparalleled subtlety and depth. Beginning with a demonstration of how to initially cover a variety of cakes, Weightman then shows how to double-load a varnish-dipped brush with two colors and demonstrates a variety of brush strokes to create beautiful sunflowers, roses, rosebuds, berries, stems, tendrils and bows with a fresh, three dimensional appearance. Also featured are 14 stunning, step-by-step projects that including shaped cakes, tiered cakes, mini cakes, and cupcakes, decorated with an amazing array of flowers and styles, proving readers with endless opportunities for creativity.