Below is information and details of all 3 books, Jackie has created.
Contemporary Cake Designs Book One
By Jackie Thompson
Contemporary Cake Designs -Book One brings together a wealth of knowledge about recipes, baking and decorating with the aid of some amazing photos
Contemporary Cakes Designs – Book One is not just another book about cake decorating, it is a book filled with wonderful; tips from Jackie on what to do and how to do it- including a step-by-step pictorial guide on some of the most intricate techniques in the business.
This book is available via the Contemporary Cakes online shop, so you can order a copy today and get creating.
The first half of the book is filled with delicious recipes and baking tips.
Are you frustrated in your baking? Jackie shares the baking tips that she has used over the last 30 years in restaurants, hotels and now in her cake business.
Tips on baking at the correct temperature, testing a baked cake and how to cool your baked cake.
You will learn how to make vanilla cupcakes and additional 14 other flavours. Jackie shows you how to achieve the flavours with a few additions to your recipe.
A delicious vanilla cookie recipe has also been shared in her book. With great tips and techniques on rolling out an exact even thickness and transferring to your baking trays.
The cookies are baked on sticks so they can be arranged as a bouquet in display packaging.
Jackie all show you how to make chocolate ganache and how to add flavours and colours to white chocolate ganache.
Learn through step by step photos how to bake Contemporary Cakes most complimented chocolate mud cake recipe.
You will learn how to achieve an even baked cake, not burnt and crusty.
You will learn about chocolate ganache versus butter-cream and which one to use in your climate. How to make a rich chocolate ganache suitable as the best undercoat for your fondant/ sugar paste covering as well as the storing and using of it.
Learn several ways of coating your cake with chocolate ganache including using the lid method.
Discover all about chocolate and how to use chocolate transfer sheets, for the chocolate miniature wrapped cakes in this book.
Jackie shows you with the choice of 3 methods, how to temper chocolate, which then gives the chocolate stability and a clean crisp snap perfect to then use.
Fondant/ sugar paste covering what it is how to colour, store and use it, with recipes to make your own.
Covering cakes with fondant/ sugar paste what is easier? What thickness to roll out too? And how to achieve sharp edges on your cakes.
The second half of the book has 12 cake projects with more than 500 photos displaying detailed step by step instructions for each cake project to make a variety of celebration cakes, designer handbag cake, wedding cake, edible rice paper feather cake, sandcastle cake, Rubik cube cake, fairy figurine cake, cookies cupcakes and other incredible cake pop projects.
Jackie's first book is available via the Contemporary Cakes online shop, so you can order a copy today and get creating today.
Jackie pictured above with the 12 cake projects from her first published book.
With more than 500 photos displaying detailed step by step instructions for each cake project to make a variety of celebration cakes.
Designer handbag cake, wedding cake, edible wafer paper feather cake, sandcastle cake, Rubik cube cake, fairy figurine cake, cookies cupcakes and other incredible cake pop projects.
Contemporary Kids Party Cake Designs Book Two
By Jackie Thompson
Jackie's second book brings a wealth of 12 great cake kids party cake designs.
Including complimenting cupcake designs with a matching design, perfect if you need extra serves?
The book features 12 popular great designs, which Jackie created for her client's kids birthdays.
A personal created book with great techniques shown and with many tips and techniques for achieving a great cake, with many aha! moments.
Great recipes, including our great delicious chocolate mud cake recipe including white chocolate mud cakes and delicious cupcake recipes too.
This book has delicious tasting frostings, including buttercream and Italian meringue buttercream.
Great step by step instructions with over 5oo + photos, will get you creating your next
Kids Party Cake Design with ease and success.
Now Available in New Zealand to buy
Available Australia wide with free posting
Now Available in New Zealand to buy
Available Australia wide with posting
Some may know me for my love of cake sweetness,
however my other love is connecting & growing small businesses & communities.
"For the last 4 years I have served as as a volunteer committee member, for Logan Chamber of Commerce.
Expo organizer for the last 3 years for Logan Business Expo, LEXPO, for Logan Chamber of Commerce too.
As an experienced self-publisher of 2 International cake decorating and baking books and e-books,
I suggested to the Logan Chamber of Commerce committee, I would do the same for a collaborated business book.
Business 2 Business is a collaboration written by business members of Logan Chamber of Commerce. Our aim is to bring business to your business.
I pushed to get this book created, as I could see the business skills, worth and experience within our committee and members of Logan Chamber of Commerce.
We could share and enhance and grow other businesses.
I formatted book layout and cover design and wrangled 12 other busy businesses authors, to write a specific chapter to bring us on the same page!
I contributed 2 chapters, home-based businesses and isolation in business.
I can always see the bigger picture or potential in many things I interact with.
Business 2 Business is a collaboration of 14 chapters written by Logan Chamber of Commerce members.
My experience and service was at no cost to Logan Chamber of Commerce."
Jackie was the force behind it and compiled the first book of a series.
Business 2 Business
Click below to buy directly from Logan Chamber of Commerce website with delivery Australia wide
Business 2 Business is a collaboration written by business members of Logan Chamber of Commerce. We aim to bring business to your business.
We offer ideas and solutions that you too, can use in your business. Below are the topics of our 14 chapters.
We want to thank the following for their contribution.
Jackie Thompson for formatting our book, layout and design and getting everyone together on the same page!
Chapter 1 The why of business by Stewart Fleming
Chapter 2 Starting your own business by Terry Skene
Chapter 3 Branding by Amanda Lowry
Chapter 4 Digital Marketing by Carolyn Ferrando
Chapter 5 Culture through the power of many by Robert Guterres
Chapter 6 Cash flow journey by Pat Robards
Chapter 7 Franchising by Tom Potter
Chapter 8 Home-based business by Jackie Thompson
Chapter 9 The things you need to know about IT by Alexis Bowler
Chapter 10 Systems by Tim Stokes
Chapter 11 Isolation in business by Jackie Thompson
Chapter 12 Management of staff by Wayne Rabnott
Chapter 13 Assembling your team by Natasha Hobson
Chapter 14 Work-life fusion by Hayley Wilson
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