Cooking & Entertaining

Mich Turner's Cake School: The Ultimate Guide to Baking and Decorating the Perfect Cake

Expert lessons and tutorials for successful cake making and decorating from the acclaimed celebrity baker and cake designer. This comprehensive, practical guide to making, baking, and decorating cakes—from simple iced cakes to extravagant affairs with buttercream flowers—is the ultimate reference from award-winning cake designer Mich Turner. Turner teaches how to bake all types of cakes for every occasion, from decadent chocolate to traditional spice cakes. With step-by-step instructions, she shows how to make a classic sugar-paste rose, tiered cakes with piped lace, fillings and frostings, icings, coverings, and stacking. Mini-tutorials feature clear and concise steps and nuggets of wisdom gleaned from years of experience as one of the world’s leading professional bakers. The entire volume is replete with tips, tricks, and carefully explained techniques. With experience baking for top celebrities and even the Queen, running cooking classes around the world, and most recently judging cakes on Britain’s leading baking reality show, Britain’s Best Bakery, Mich Turner shares what it takes to become a cake master.

About The Author

Mich Turner, MBE, founded the Little Venice Cake Company after years as a buyer at Harvey Nichols. She designs cakes for society and corporate events, and her clients include Madonna, Pierce Brosnan, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Sir Paul McCartney. She appears as a judge on Britain’s Best Bakery and has authored Spectacular Cakes (which won the World Cookbook Awards Best Dessert Book), Party Cakes, Wedding Cakes, and The Art of the Cake.

  • Publish Date: March 10, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Cooking - Courses & Dishes - Cakes
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-1/4 x 10-5/8
  • Pages: 272
  • US Price: $40.00
  • CDN Price: $40.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4508-8


"From rolling out marzipan and fondant, to stacking cakes, to making decorative flowers and designs, this book is an all-in-one. There is even a chapter on sugar cookie and cookie decorating, with six pages of cake templates. Hundreds of step-by-step color photos clearly illustrate how techniques are implemented, along with beautiful shots of the final product."

"Follow Turner’s directions and you’ll have the keys to a world of marzipan butterflies, petal paste poinsettias, and royal icing roses."

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