Sugarcoat It!: Desserts to Design, Decorate, and Devour

Sugarcoat It!: Desserts to Design, Decorate, and Devour

by Jen Besel
     
 

Get ready to decorate desserts into edible works of art. Learn to make beautiful treats, including ice cream cone cupcakes, layered cakes, and monsterific brownies. These delectable desserts are beautiful to look at and even tastier to eat!  See more details below

Overview

Get ready to decorate desserts into edible works of art. Learn to make beautiful treats, including ice cream cone cupcakes, layered cakes, and monsterific brownies. These delectable desserts are beautiful to look at and even tastier to eat!

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Children's Literature - Joan Vogel
Dieters Beware! This book is hard to resist. The sweet treats that tempt all at the end of the meal or at “reward” times are beautifully presented for the at home artist to prepare. The fourteen main recipes have from five to sixteen steps. Additional recipes for specialty icings follow the main body. For the most part, the ingredients are easily obtainable. As with all cooking involving ovens, an adult will be needed; and, in this case, one with a steady hand, an eye for artistry, and who will not be intimidated by the preparation of edible flowers, working with fondant, and decorating with gelatin and stencils. Difficulty levels progress from pretzel rods dipped in chocolate and sprinkles to a cake that looks like a stack of books and finishes with an adorable hedgehog cake with imbedded slivered almonds for every spine on its back! The construction and layout of this 48-page work result in a quality production. The offering is also technically sound, including a table of contents, ‘pep talk’ introduction, measurement conversion chart page, listing of implements needed, short glossary, recommendations of other dessert themed cookbooks, and an Internet site link through FactHound. This would be a nice additional volume for a library with an already strong cookbook section but is not a must have selection. As a personal gift, it would provide delicious, creative time spent together for a child and an adult. Reviewer: Joan Vogel; Ages 9 to 12.
School Library Journal
11/01/2014
Gr 6 Up—Frozen pastry, prepared pie crusts, cake mixes, and melting candy are employed in projects (more than a dozen per volume) that emphasize craft over cooking. Some of these projects are incredibly easy (dip pretzel rods or cookies into melting candy, then decorate with sprinkles), while some require a high degree of artistic skill along with patience and a steady hand (layered cakes covered with rolled and cut fondant, homemade gel cake decorations). Beautifully designed, with mouthwatering images of finished projects and process photos where needed, these books are like real-world Pinterest boards. Some kids will like this skip-to-the-fun-part approach, but others will find the reliance on prepared or semi-prepared foods irksome—and, in truth, the finished desserts don't taste as good as they would have had they been made from scratch.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781491408612
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Series:
Custom Confections Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.17(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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