Is my ‘BIBLE‘ your go to cake decorating ‘BIBLE‘?
If so, I’d love you to nominate it for the Cake Masters Best Book Award. All you need to do is say what you love about the book – it’s category 11 so please scroll down!!!!
This book, which I know has helped many of you on your cake decorating journeys, was the idea of my commissioning editor at the time, the very talented Jenny Fox-proverbs. It was a book she had to really persuade me to write – I knew it was going to be a very large undertaking, one where my life would be on hold for a quite considerable amount of time! Eventually I said yes, but what I hadn’t bargained for was Jenny leaving my publishers for bigger and better things, my lovely, also very talented, art editor also going and if I remember correctly my editor as well. So I was left very much to my own devices to come up with the content and decide the chapters etc. Thank goodness this wasn’t my first book!!
Since the publication of my ‘Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible‘ back in October 2011, I have received some amazing feedback and the internet is full of lovely reviews from right around the world. Many people tell be how the book has changed their lives but the most memorable and most heart warming was a lady I met last year at Cake International. This lady came up to me at my stand and simply said “You saved my life – I mean it you saved my life“. She went on to tell me how she had been in an incredibly dark place and that my book had rescued her and brought her back. Focusing on one page of the book at at time, she slowly but surely worked her way through the 160 pages learning new skills and techniques as she went. WOW!!
If you have your own story to tell, of how my book has helped you, I’d really love to hear – if you wish you can simply add your comment in the box below (only your comment is published not your email) BUT better still I’d love you to nominate this book for this years Cake Masters Awards – would you do that for me?
The Cake Masters Magazine Awards, also known as the Cake Oscars, are the only major awards programme dedicated to recognising the best talent in the world of cake decorating and sugarcraft. The awards event is run in association with the leading show organisers, Cake International and last year I had the great privilege of presenting one of the prizes. To get a feel for the awards and spot some familiar faces take a look at last years short highlights. I’m the one in the red dress!
Thank you in advance for your nomination I do really appreciate it.
All the best
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