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January 23, 2014

Meet the Author

EXETER —Water Street Bookstore will host Erin Gardner, owner of Wild Orchid Bakery and author of “Great Cake Decorating” on Sat., February 8 at 2:00 p.m., for a talk and signing with refreshments. This event is free and open to the public.

An award-winning cake maker, Erin Gardner shares her vast expertise in step-by-step instructions and her unique “make it or fake it” tips. She will show you how to make modern, fresh, fun, bakery-style treats right in your own kitchen. With Great Cake Decorating, you can dress up a plain cake on a moment’s notice –it’s easy with her fruit rollup trick that makes pretty cake flowers in a flash. Or learn professional techniques for molding exquisite flowers and satin-smooth fondant for a grand and gorgeous wedding cake that steals the show!

Erin Gardner worked as a pastry chef in Boston before opening the Wild Orchid Baking Company. A rising star in the cake world, she is an award-winning wedding cake designer and winner of the Food Network’s Sweet Genius award. She lives on the New Hampshire seacoast.

Water Street Bookstore is located at 125 Water Street in Exeter. For more information, call 603-778-9731, or visit www.waterstreetbooks.com.

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