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Extreme Cakeovers: Make Showstopping Desserts from Store-Bought Ingredients

Extreme Cakeovers: Make Showstopping Desserts from Store-Bought Ingredients

by Rick Reichart, Sasha Reichart


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Wanted: Must love candy, cookies, frosting, and fun. No experience required!
Make over any purchased sheet cake or frozen pound cake into a stunning creation that looks like it came from a fancy bakery—no special skills or equipment necessary! Even if you’ve never tried to decorate a cake before, with a good supply of candies and other store-bought treats and the detailed instructions in Extreme Cakeovers, you’ll be able to accomplish forty unique designs. You can:

   • Fashion robot hands from chocolate-covered doughnuts
   • Make Fruit Roll-ups blossom into a bouquet of red roses
   • Roll Rice Krispies Treats and Swedish Fish into realistic sushi
   • String a pretty strand of gumball pearls
   • Create a train smokestack from an ice cream cone and marshmallow
Including tips and designs to please everyone from five to one hundred, Extreme Cakeovers is a whimsical guide to crafting cakes that will be the centerpiece of any occasion, from kids’ birthdays to Halloween, Father’s Day to Valentine’s Day, engagement parties to retirement gatherings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307985200
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.54(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

RICK and SASHA REICHART are the owners of cakelava, an innovative cake design company located in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii. Rick and his designs have been featured on Food Network Challenge, in People, and in numerous national and international wedding and cake-industry publications. Rick frequently teaches at events around the world.

Table of Contents


Tools and Techniques
Basic Cake and Frosting Recipes      

Dinner Is Served       
On the Move 
Going Retro  
For the Betties          
No Passport Required          
Geek-o-Rama            000
Summer Luvin’         
Holiday Fun   


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