Bake and Make Amazing Cakes

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Cakes -- especially homemade ones -- make any celebration special! This book is filled with 19 easy-to-do cake designs and decorating tips simple enough for kids to try on their own. Decorating with candies, cookies and other goodies means that no fancy pastry bags or labor-intensive parental supervision is required. The illustrated step-by-step instructions, full-color photos and delicious cake and icing recipes in this book in the Kids Can Do...
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Overview

Cakes -- especially homemade ones -- make any celebration special! This book is filled with 19 easy-to-do cake designs and decorating tips simple enough for kids to try on their own. Decorating with candies, cookies and other goodies means that no fancy pastry bags or labor-intensive parental supervision is required. The illustrated step-by-step instructions, full-color photos and delicious cake and icing recipes in this book in the Kids Can Do It series help kids take cakes from plain to WOW in no time flat! Kids can make a
• scary dinosaur
• bright butterfly
• spooky jack-o'-lantern
• cuddly cat
• lucky rainbow
• terrific tiger
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Here’s just the book for playful bakers: there are four cake recipes; three icing recipes; and 19 different creations, including cakes in the shape of a mouse, a house, a butterfly, and a bus. The directions are clear and the format is clean.
From The Critics
Wow—you'll want to eat up this book. Mothers will like these easy-to-execute ideas for birthday treats or for special family occasions. If you are an experienced cake decorator you'll love these unique ideas, and if you've never decorated a cake, these ideas will inspire you. There is a picture of each of the twenty cakes. This book is going to my kitchen shelf for sure! 2001, Kids Can Press, $12.95. Ages Adult. Reviewer: A. Braga SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)
Children's Literature
Need a haunted castle or a dinosaur for a special occasion? Now children can whip one up in the kitchen. Made with a dozen cupcakes, the creeping caterpillar cake is easy enough for small ones to tackle, while the scary dinosaur requires some engineering and good cake-handling skills. Pictures of the chocolate cakes baked in coffee mugs with a dollop of icing on top look like they'd really hit the spot on a chilly winter's day. Wouldn't a bright yellow school bus be a great first-day-of-school cake? Directions for baking, constructing and decorating unusual cakes are clearly laid out and accompanied by easy-to-follow illustrations. Safety considerations are stressed when it comes to activities like using knives or removing something from the oven. Cake decorating materials include jelly beans, cookies, gumdrops, shoestring licorice, marshmallows and even uncooked spaghetti. Three icing flavors, four cake recipes and nineteen different cake configurations provide lots of choices for children. Macleod presents some fun activities to both encourage creativity and reinforce baking skills. 2001, Kids Can Press, $12.95 and $5.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Chris Gill
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Here is just the book for playful bakers: there are four cake recipes; three icing recipes; and 19 different creations, including cakes in the shape of a mouse, a house, a butterfly, and a bus. Each recipe makes one large oblong layer, two round or square layers, or 24 cupcakes. All of the "amazing cakes," shown in colored photographs and how-to drawings, can be made from the basic shapes. Be aware, however, that the actual completed projects may not look as professional as the ones in the pictures; the dinosaur and haunted castle cakes are more complicated than the others; and applying lines of icing by way of a punctured plastic bag is difficult. Otherwise, as the series title states, "Kids Can Do It." The directions are clear and the format is clean.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550748482
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: Kids Can Do It Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,483,765
  • Age range: 8 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Sweet heart 8
Terrific tiger 9
Lucky rainbow 10
Bright butterfly 12
Frothy mugcakes 13
Cuddly cat 14
Cozy house 15
Haunted castle 16
Christmas tree 18
Spring flowers 19
Shining star 20
Easter bunny 21
Rolling bus 22
Jack-o'-lantern 24
Teddy bear 25
Delicious burger 26
Creeping caterpillar 28
Sun hat 29
Scary dinosaur 30
Recipes
Abbreviations, measuring ingredients 32
White cake 33
Chocolate cake 34
Banana cake 35
Carrot cake 36
White or chocolate icing 37
Cream cheese icing 38
Decorating Ideas 39
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