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post #1 of 14
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Can anyone recommend any good books on piping flowers with buttercream or even gumpaste?? There are so many that I feel overwhelmed! Thanks!
post #2 of 14
since you mentioned buttercream flowers I will recommend one older book. It's "The Wilton Way of Cake Decorating" Volume One - A Complete Encyclopedia. I know you can find it at A m a z o n . c o m. Decorating has changed so much since the book was first published but I still consider it a good one for piping buttercream flowers.

Jason
post #3 of 14
I agree with Jason!
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thank you, I know that gumpaste is all the rave these days but for me I like the old school decorating. I will look that book up!!
post #5 of 14
Hi! I found pleeenty of Wilton Decorating Books just here in the librarys within the county!
post #6 of 14
Go to You Tube and type in Tonedna1 (Edna Dela Cruz) she has great how to videos on b/c and fondant flowers along with a lot of other fabulous instructional videos. Have fun!
Linda
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post #7 of 14
I got this book off of ebay: "65 Buttercream Flowers" by Richard V. Snyder. It isn't too bad. Also There is a dvd by CakeGenie entitled "From bags to...BUTTERCREAM FLOWERS". You can check her site at www.cakegenie.com. It also isn't too bad.

I have also heard of some people making the wilton royal icing flowers using BC and freezing them to make them easier to handle. Hope that helps! Good Luck!!
post #8 of 14
princesscatt, roland winbeckler has a great little book on beautiful b/c flowers. I love it. you will love it too. linda reese has a great cd on beautiful b/c flowers, folliage, back grounds,etc. It is a great cd. if you need help finding these 2 different things, p/m me and i will help you out more. hth there is also a lady from s.c. . her name is gail hyatt. i have taken her classes. she is great. and also , a guy named mike terry. He is usually at ices convention demoing all this. i have taken his demos. these flowers are way beyond wilton, and i do love wilton. but these books and cd . take you in a different direction for piping b/c flowers.
post #9 of 14

Does Mike Terry and Gail Hyatt have any teaching dvds?....how can they be found?

Dede Wilson (cake decorator) I dont want people to look at my cakes and say: It's to pretty to eat. I want them to look at them as dessert and want to eat them. .
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Dede Wilson (cake decorator) I dont want people to look at my cakes and say: It's to pretty to eat. I want them to look at them as dessert and want to eat them. .
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post #10 of 14

The Wilton Way Volume Two has all the US state flowers plus several heirloom roses and other flowers.  

 

All three Wilton Way volumes should cost no more than $25 each and are listed all the time on ebay.

 

The Wilton Celebrate annuals # 1,2,3 are more sources for piped flowers, and sell for about $10 each on ebay.

 

The Richard Snyder book "65 Buttercream Flowers" is a good supplementary source. 

post #11 of 14

Just seen this again. Again Roland Winbeckler's flower book. Linda Reese cd if still availalbe. I t is great. I think Mike Terry has dvd's on buttercream flowers now. Just Google that and you will see what i am talking about.They are way above the wilton flowers . I wish Gail Hyatt had something out there , but i don,t think she does. I also see these techniques at the ices convention from asian decorators. They are out there on their buttercream(actually whipcream of some sort) icings. They make beautiful flowers and background techniques. So does Linda Reese. I understand that she is not decorating anymore, but you could look her up. Good Luck. I do know that Roland's book is still out there. Francis Kuyper had a book and dvd also. I don,t know if hers is still out there. She is deceased. I love the wilotn books., but these i have mentioned are way over that.

post #12 of 14

Ok did some research after that last post, which I Thank you very much for the info!

 

Mike Terry does have two dvds: http://bakerypros.com/videos.html about 50.00

 

The Wilton Way of Cake Decorating, are older books but they are out there besides on Ebay which want an arm and a leg, I found them on a few web sites for as low as 1.67, and 10.00 plus shipping. Look at the book web sites: Alibris, Abe books, Betterworld books, Valore books, and amazon...These are all web sites Ive used in the past and are very good service.

 

Can also find Roland Winebeckers books on there, as to Linda Reece, she is strictly a cd for the computer, which Im not liking. I like a dvd, or book where I can be in the kitchen as I play...call me spoiled.

 

Hope this helps you all!!! and again thanks for sharing the info.

Dede Wilson (cake decorator) I dont want people to look at my cakes and say: It's to pretty to eat. I want them to look at them as dessert and want to eat them. .
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Dede Wilson (cake decorator) I dont want people to look at my cakes and say: It's to pretty to eat. I want them to look at them as dessert and want to eat them. .
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post #14 of 14

I think The Wilton Way Encyclopedia Vol 3 is THE BEST book out there:)  I suggest one opt for it 1st over the other ones.

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