If you believe that cakes are an essential part of any celebration, you owe it to yourself to investigate Carey Madden’s new release, “Buttercream Basics: Learn the Art of Buttercream Decorating” (www.robertrose.ca).

Madden has great credentials for writing a beautifully  illustrated tutorial about the art of buttercream cake decorating. She is the owner of Philadelphia’s celebrated Violet bakery. This book offers a wonderful step by step guide to becoming your kitchen’s own bakery artist, starting with the basics of whipping up buttercream frosting and then progressing through the various levels of expertise until you are ready to create fantastic looking cakes and decorated cupcakes for any occasion!

Buttercream Basics by Carey Madden – Gotta Love It!