Ever more popular, fondant cakes have been featured everywhere, from Martha Stewart Living to TLC's Cake Boss and the Food Network's Ace of Cakes. Fondant cakes are appearing at children's parties and are the standard for weddings. Home bakers are now learning how to save money by making and decorating their own fondant cakes. Suitable for all skills levels, Fondant Modeling for Cake Decorators is a practical reference to creating too-good-to-eat fondant models for cakes for all occasions. The book describes essential techniques and materials, and it features recipes for all the essential elements of a fondant cake, such as cake layers, icings and fondant pastes. The 180-page model directory includes step-by-step instructions and unique exploded photographs that show individual components and how they fit together. The selection of cakes includes: Wedding and anniversary, such as a bride and groom, valentine Holidays and celebrations, such as Easter bunny, fireworks Animals, such as crocodile, sheep, grasshopper, dinosaur Flowers and fruits, such as roses, fruit bowl, strawberries Hobbies and sports, such as musical notes, trophy, swimmer Transport and jobs, such as truck, policeman, building site Children's themes, such as clown, alien, mermaid, baby rattle. More than 600 photographs are complemented by thorough explanations of every technique, ensuring exceptional results every time. For the home baker who wants to create spectacular cakes and the experienced decorator looking for new inspiration, Fondant Modeling for Cake Decorators is a must-have resource.