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Cake My Day!: Easy, Eye-Popping Designs for Stunning, Fanciful, and Funny Cakes
     

Cake My Day!: Easy, Eye-Popping Designs for Stunning, Fanciful, and Funny Cakes

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by Karen Tack, Alan Richardson
 

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The New York Times bestselling authors of Hello, Cupcake! take geniusity to the next level, with bigger, bolder, better creations for every occasion

Those cupcaking geniuses, Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, are back, this time with bigger canvases and bolder creations. Everything that can be done with a cupcake can be done

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The New York Times bestselling authors of Hello, Cupcake! take geniusity to the next level, with bigger, bolder, better creations for every occasion

Those cupcaking geniuses, Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, are back, this time with bigger canvases and bolder creations. Everything that can be done with a cupcake can be done better with a cake—with a twelfth of the effort and loads more wow power, using everyday pans, bowls, and even measuring cups.

Turn a round cake into Swiss cheese and Brie, and it’s April Fool’s! Simply press candy into frosting for an argyle pattern or use one of the easy new decorating techniques to produce wood grain for a guitar cake. Whether you’re a kitchen klutz or a master decorator, you can transform a loaf cake into a retro vacuum cleaner for Mom or bake a cake in a bowl for a rag doll. Need a piñata for a birthday party? Bake the batter in a measuring cup. Or skip the baking altogether, buy a pound cake, and fashion it into a work boot for Dad or a high-top sneaker.

You won’t believe these creations aren’t the real thing—and they’re so stunning you’ll have to make them!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
05/04/2015
Tack and Richardson (Hello, Cupcake!) continue their over-the-top whimsy and creativity with decorating ideas suitable for homemade and store-bought cakes. The cover's Abominable Unbaked Alaska monster includes devil's food cake, vanilla ice cream, Oreos, Junior Mints, and spice drops, among other confections. Scratch cakes can be outfitted with "surprises," including donut-holes placed within batter in a springform pan to create polka dots, and layered batters used in the Zebra Cake. A variety of animal cakes—sheep, cow, goat, goldfish, and ladybug—make for great birthday centerpieces for younger children, whereas less conventional and widely imaginative options such as the Leopard Skin Purse Cake, Slot Machine Cake, and Stump Cake can be crowd-pleasers for the adult set. Holiday selections include the Fabergé Egg Cake and Bedazzled Christmas Tree Cake. Easy numbered steps and enthusiastic headnotes are sure to inspire anyone to go beyond a basic yellow layer cake. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544263697
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/24/2015
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
270,804
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Called “the cake whisperer” by Gourmet, KAREN TACK is a cooking teacher and food stylist. Her work can be seen on the covers of Gourmet, Bon Appétit, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Martha Stewart Living, Parents, Real Simple, Nick Jr., and many others.

Fellow creator ALAN RICHARDSON has photographed dozens of best-selling cookbooks, and his work appears in many leading food and women’s magazines. He is the coauthor of The Breath of a Wok, which won two coveted awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

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Cake My Day!: Easy, Eye-Popping Designs for Stunning, Fanciful and Funny Cakes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to make a fun cake for a special occasion or someone special, this is the book. It's full of beautiful pictures, helpful drawings and lots of tips to make these seemingly difficult cakes very EASY to make. Once you see all the pieces to the cake you realize it's not as difficult as it appears (of course, you don't have to tell your guests that). I have the previous three books by Tack and Richardson and this one is every bit as easy and fun. It makes you want to come up with an occasion to make a cake. This would make a great gift for people with children -- or those who just like to be creative with food. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago