Move over boring bakes and basic cupcakes, Bee Berrie's innovative and eyecatching cakes are designed to stop you in your tracks. This follow-up to Bee's Brilliant Biscuits, features 25 cake decoration projects inspired by the hottest trends in modern baking. Home bakers are more skilled than ever before and this book combines the newest baking and icing techniques, with crafting and design, in order to create an inspirational, adaptable and bold repertoire for the modern baker. Choose from naked tiered cakes with edible flowers, printed icing, upside-down drizzle cakes, joconde sponge, surprise-inside cakes, marble-effect icing, cakes for special diets and more. Easy craft projects for cake toppers will further allow for personalization of bakes and with hints and tips on flavour-pairings, sizing and common baking problems, this is the ideal companion for the contemporary baker. Word count: 15,000
Bee Berrie, from Aberdeenshire, trained as a microbiologist but swapped bacteria for baking in 2012. She established Bee's Bakery which hand-makes customised cookies and cakes in West London. Bee juggled a full time job in pharmaceuticals with launching her bakery - baking in the mornings before work, and delivering on her Vespa in the evenings. The bakery is known for its bold, eye-catching designs and was included in the Evening Standards Top 5 Biscuit Bakeries in London. Bee's cookies are sold in food halls, delicatessens and coffee shops across London and the south east and bakes for clients including the BBC, Harrods, Jamie Oliver, Stella McCartney, Topshop, Sky, Harvey Nichols and Microsoft.