Making flowers look natural and professional on cakes can be tricky. Professional cake artist Leslie Vigil has been teaching beginning bakers and decorators for years how to create authentic roses, daisies, peonies, dahlias, chrysanthemums, marigolds, tulips, ranunculus, plus succulents, cactus, and greenery out of buttercream, and is now looking to do the same for readers everywhere.
In Buttercream Botanicals for Beginners, Vigil starts with her tried-and-true signature cake and buttercream recipes and demonstrates expert methods for adding color, blending shades and working with the most effective tools. She will also show how four core piping techniques form the base for creating a huge variety of botanicals that can be perfect cake and cupcake centerpieces for any seasonal holiday or celebration, including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, showers and graduations.
 In addition to thorough step-by-step tutorials for creating beautiful blossoms and more, the book also includes:

  • Instructions for making edible flower pots
  • Pro tips for designing appealing compositions on cakes and cupcakes such as wreaths and bouquets
  • Faux tapestry techniques using simple piping techniques
  • Ways to create various icing textures and effects, such as stucco

Leslie Vigil’s botanical creations made from buttercream have earned her an international reputation as a top cake artist and have been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Buzzfeed, Insider and many more.

Buttercream Botanicals for Beginners (Quarry Books) will be released on November 8, 2022. It is available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online retailers.