Part I: Getting Ready to Decorate with Ease and Expertise.
Chapter 1: Acquiring the Skills and Creativity.
Chapter 2: Assembling Your Cake Decorating Kit.
Chapter 3: Planning Your Workspace.
Chapter 4: Stocking Your Pantry.
Part II: Preparing the Canvas of Cake.
Chapter 5: Prepping for the Cake Decorating Process.
Chapter 6: Baking the Perfect Cakes.
Chapter 7: Smoothing the Way for Decorating.
Part III: Topping, Filling, and Embellishing Your Creations.
Chapter 8: Whipping Up Frostings.
Chapter 9: Dusting and Glazing: It s Icing on the Cake.
Chapter 10: Amping Up the Flavor: Spreading Fillings.
Chapter 11: Tip Talk.
Chapter 12: Enhancing with Embellishments.
Part IV: Sweetening Life s Special Occasions.
Chapter 13: Festive Cakes for Kids.
Chapter 14: Cakes for Grown–Ups.
Chapter 15: Showering Brides and Moms–to–Be.
Chapter 16: Lifting a Fork to Weddings and Anniversaries.
Chapter 17: Savoring Holidays and Special Occasions.
Part V: Thinking Outside the Cake Box.
Chapter 18: Prepping for Showtime.
Chapter 19: Quick Cakes and Last–Minute Decorating Techniques.
Chapter 20: Starting a Cake Decorating Business.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Great Sources for Cake Supplies and Ideas.
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Cut a Cake.
Chapter 23: Ten Easy Baking and Frosting Alternatives.
Chapter 24: Ten (or So) Troubleshooting Techniques.