2017 May/June ACD Digital Issue



FEATURES SHOWCASE | 4 Floral Couture Thirteen cake artists blend fashion and florals for a show-stopping showcase. BIRTHSTONE | 16


WORK STATION | 20 The Details of Design Create fashion-forward cakes with this rundown of trend-setting cake tools. CAKEOLOGIST | 22 FlavorPlay Kara Andretta shows us how to “think outside the cake box” with these daring flavor pairings. SPECIAL FEATURE | 26 Daring Displays Pastry Chef Jeanette Bozic shares her tips to create the ultimate dessert display, as she shares her floral One-derland. THE ART OF BUTTERCREAM | 30 Tools of the Trade

TEST KITCHEN | 34 The Origins of Flavor Pastry Chef Amanda Schonberg puts Fresh Origins, fresh edible flowers, and flower crystals to the test.

Emeralds and Pearls ACD NEWS | 18

BUSINESS MATTERS | 37 Officially Official

A Very Important Cake Bar Social ACD launches our Very Important Cakers (V.I.C.) Club in Austin, Texas, with a little help from the Cake Bar Social.

Business of Baking expert, Michelle Green, talks about the importance of contracts. A MATTER OF TASTE | 40 Captain and Coke Tammy Youngerwood shares a delicious rum and coke cake recipe iced with a decadent cola frosting.

PROFILE | 44 Up for the Challenge

Three years ago American Cake Decorating interviewed Chef James Rosselle. A lot has happened for this rising star since we last caught up with him, not in the least, he joined our esteemed editorial advisory board. SPECIAL FEATURE | 47 The James Rosselle Project

LAST BITE | 68 Blueberry-Lemonade Cake

Buttercream expert, Kerrie Wyer, demonstrates simple and effective buttercream textures.

TUTORIALS FONDANT FASHIONISTA | 58 Learn to create a fabulous, Ralph and Russo, haute couture-inspired cake with this step-by-step tutorial from Jessica Minh Vu.

Reinvent the wheel with this tool-repurposing challenge from Chef James Rosselle.

OPULENT ORCHIDS | 54 Learn to create freehand orchids with this stunning tutorial from Veronique de Groot.

FASHION- FORWARD FLOWERS | 64 Ashley Barbey shows the steps to create frilly, fashionable parrot tulips.

ON THE COVER Julia Marie Reynolds

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