Learn how to perfect the prettiest trend in cake decorating with ‘Botanical Baking’– using edible flowers and herbs to decorate your cakes and bakes – with this impossibly beautiful guide from celebrity baker Juliet Sear.
Juliet’s Lavender Shortbread recipe is particularly wonderful – using our Culinary Lavender Flowers.
Learn what flowers are edible and great for flavour, how to use, preserve, store and apply them including pressing, drying and crystallising flowers and petals. Then follow Juliet step-by-step as she creates around 20 beautiful botanical cakes that showcase edible flowers and herbs, including more top trends such as a confetti cake, a wreath cake, a gin and tonic cake, floral chocolate bark, a naked cake, a jelly cake, a letter cake and more.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Juliet is a regular on British daytime television and a frequent guest at major cake events including Cake & Bake Show and Cake International. Juliet has a strong and growing social platform, with 25k Instagram followers, and a new YouTube channel with 1.5k subscribers and growing.
“I’m not sure yet which is more impressive, Juliet’s decorating skills or how good her cakes taste.” –Buddy Valastro of Cake Boss
“Juliet has been my go-to girl for all my celebration cakes for many years. She gets the balance of skill, flavour, texture and decoration just right every time.” –Gizzi Erskine
“Juliet knocked up the most mind-blowing birthday cake for my 30th! It wasn’t just a cake but a piece of art! Too good to eat? Sure… But we still tucked in and my God it tasted as good as it looked!” –Fearne Cotton
“Some cakes boast that they are ‘exceedingly good.’ Well, Juliet’s cakes look good, taste even better and are among the best I’ve ever enjoyed eating.” –Sir Ian McKellen
“Cake? That’s like saying Concorde was a plane! Juliet does delicious art. The most beautiful, yummiest cakes I’ve ever seen or tasted.” –Sir Bob Geldof