Cakes in Bloom is a celebration of Peggy's skill, style and experience and the first time that she has shared her repertoire of incomparable sugar blooms with her legions of fans. The ultimate reference and inspiration for sugarcrafters, this book reflects Peggy's mastery of a breath-taking array of flowers, creatively used on a variety of cakes. Peggy demonstrates a broad range of techniques, embracing all the basics as well the particular skills needed to make each individual flower. As with all her creations, Peggy's cakes are as good to eat as they are to look at, so there are signature recipes for delicious cakes and fail-safe fillings. Peggy reveals the secrets to making more than 30 gorgeous life-like flowers, from roses, peonies and pansies to cherry blossom, orchids and poppies. The range of 24 cakes includes miniature cakes, large cakes and tiered cakes, demonstrating the simplest use of a single flower as well as inspired combinations of blooms. The wealth of ideas and variations includes a wide range of occasions from birthdays, anniversaries and weddings to simple but special tea parties.