Celebrate special moments such as weddings, anniversaries, Christenings and birthdays with a cake as memorable as the occasion. Well-known novelty cake designer Lindy Smith offers a comprehensive guide to making a range of beautiful celebration cakes, and guides the reader step by step from baking and carving to icing and adding special finishing touches. A clear techniques section introduces the wide range of equipment available to today's cake maker, and explains how to make sponge, fruitcake, fondant, buttercream and other recipes required. The 15 projects have easy-to-follow illustrated steps revealing how to create and decorate the cakes. Handy tips for short-cuts and creative variation ideas throughout allow you to tailor each cake to your timescale and taste, resulting in bespoke cakes for any occasion. Handy templates and cutting guides are provided to ensure professional results every time.