This Vintage book, Pretty Cakes the Art of Cake Decorating by Mary Goodbody and Jane Stacey, will give the reader a real thirst to make these beautiful cakes. The authors do a fabulous job of conveying what you need to know about the ingredients, tools, the techniques, and useful tips on how to bake and decorate the cakes featured in the book. They give variations on some of the recipes.
This book is in a gently used condition, but it still has a beautiful look to the dust jacket. It would make a great gift for the beginning or advanced cake decorator! Bakapedia ( http://www.bakepedia.com/blogpost/throwback-thursday-pretty-cakes/ ) did a really great review of this book and just from reading that, it made me want to keep this book to add to my own collection! I have too many cake books already or I would just keep this one and the others I have listed! Copy the link in your browser and read that review!
There are 192 pages, over 50 pictures to show how to do the decorating, and recipes for cakes and frosting in this beautiful book!