Erin Gardner's Wild Orchid Baking Company not only makes delicious and delightful cakes and cupcakes, but now she's teaching you how to do it, too, with her January 7th release, Great Cake Decorating (Taunton Press). Photographed by Mark Davidson, all of these confectionery creations look good enough to eat but so good you're tempted not to eat them. I can't wait to try my hand at some of these techniques!
There are a lot of tips and tricks, and plenty of inspiration, too. Two of my favorites in the book are the pearl cake and the ribbon rose hobnail cake.