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Sheri Wilson, the crafty cake decorator behind the blog and popular Instagram page Cake Design by Sheri, shares her best recipes and tips in a new book, Caketopia: Your Guide to Decorating Buttercream Cakes with Flair (Page Street Publishing, 2022; $22.99). Sheri’s philosophy is that if you’re taking the trouble to make a cake from scratch, you might as well make it a showstopper, and that’s what this collection of cakes is all about. Sheri shows you how to re-create her signature work-of-art cake designs at home with confidence. The book includes 30 tutorials that cover everything from electric neon designs, to punky midnight black decor, to cakes adorned with exotic gems and painted in delicate florals. She will show you how to use vibrant buttercreams to paint an elegant stained-glass scene in the La Vie en Rose cake; pipe cute, fruity designs in the hot pink Strawberry Patch cake; employ sprinkle art over Sheri’s famous Midnight Black Buttercream in her edgy Sprinkle Sugar Skull Cake; and how to use stencils to form the animal print on her rainbow Neon Leopard Print Cake. Sheri also gives you her best tips and tricks for mastering key techniques, like how to get the perfect consistency of buttercream, create a professional smooth finish on your cake, or become an expert at the ganache drip. Sheri also reveals her tested-and-perfected recipes for moist cakes, fluffy frostings and all sorts of delicious fillings, so you have everything you need right at your fingertips. With Sheri’s unstoppable imagination and keen eye for detail, Caketopia will be your all-in-one resource for decorating glamorous cakes for years to come.

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