If you want to try your hand at making innovative cake decorations like Buddy from Cake Boss, then this new book by Grace Stevens is what you’ll need to get your skills up to scratch. Founder and owner of Cupcakes by Design in Cape Town, Stevens is considered a local expert in fondant modelling and teaches the necessary skills to perfect the art all over South Africa. Through her new book, Celebration Cakes, fans of decorative cakes will be able to craft fondant creations at home. Thanks to Stevens’ easy-to-follow instructions, first-time fondant modellers will be able to create the flowers, animals and figures that add much-needed personality to celebratory cakes. While Celebration Cakes walks you through various whimsical cake concepts and how to make them, techniques learnt from the book can also be mixed and matched to create unique cake decorations of your own design. In addition to fondant modelling tips, tricks and guides, Celebration Cakes also features a useful conversion chart, supplier list and equipment list – must-have references for a new fondant enthusiaist. Celebration Cakes (Random House Struik) is R195 and available from all leading bookstores nationwide.