cloth, 144 pp., $24.95
A recognized expert in sugar crafting, Alan Dunn invites the reader to learn how to make sugar flowers and assemble them into sprays, bouquets, and arrangements for decorating cakes, festive tables, and brides’ bouquets. Extensively illustrated with gorgeous color photographs, the first section of the text contains step-by-step instructions on how to assemble the components of this art form; this is followed by examples of their application to cakes. The author also provides a sampling of templates of various flower and leaf forms to assist the beginner.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden