Your Very Own Textbook on Korean-Style Buttercream Flowers!
The world of cake decoration has been in bloom for generations, and buttercream flowers are no exception. But Korean-style buttercream flowers have recently been on the rise for their luster and sturdiness. Stiff enough to allow for more meticulous designs while remaining naturally soft on the eyes despite its shine, Korean buttercream gives room for bakers and artisans to experiment with their craft and imagination. This goes doubly so for buttercream flowers. However, they're tricky to handle, as they must be appealing enough to gaze upon, but also delectable enough to dare eat them off their cake.
Nobody starts off an expert at piping those sweet and rich flora—even those experienced with buttercream can have difficulty with the fine work and attention buttercream flowers require. Luckily for you, Ollicake's Buttercream Flowers is ready to guide you step by step through everything you need to know, from how to pipe a single buttercream flower to how and what each type of flower is best arranged on a cake. With Hyehyun Song's extensive list of written tips and examples, you'll learn how to pipe 40 different flowers with adherence to their structures, and Sekwon Chong's beautiful photos will visually help fill in your understanding of how your flowers should look as you pipe and arrange them. One flip through these pages, and you'll have yourself a handy way to impress loved ones the next time you decorate a cake!
HYEHYUN SONG, SEKWON CHONG
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After graduating from university with a degree in visual design, Hyehyun worked as a web designer for eight years, during which she picked up cooking and food styling techniques from Susumu Yonaguni and Jeongmi Oh. As if it were magic, Hyehyun discovered and immediately fell in love with buttercream flowers. Ever since that first day in 2008, Hyehyun and her husband Sekwon,
who has been a photographer for fifteen years, have run Ollicake – a cake boutique and academy – passing on the techniques and know-how to others eager to learn about their world.
Even now Hyehyun has a hard time containing her excitement at the thought of buttercream flowers. It is no wonder her techniques and presentation skills are so widely acclaimed both in Korea and abroad. Her fans across the world are a testament to her trailblazing of a new genre called Korean-style buttercream flowers.