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

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 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594728993
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/24/2015
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 325,422
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

KAREN TACK is a cooking teacher and food stylist. Her food can be seen on the covers of Bon Appétit, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Real Simple, Parents, and many more.

ALAN RICHARDSON has photographed dozens of best-selling cookbooks. He is the coauthor of The Breath of the Wok, which won two coveted awards from the IACP.

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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