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Carol Deacon's Little Book of Easy Children's Cakes [Paperback]

Carol Deacon
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  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Carol Deacon Cakes (1 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955695414
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955695414
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carol Deacon began cake decorating by accident when a friend asked her to make a birthday cake. The idea of combining creativity with model making and something that also tasted great really appealed to her. Early designs won her gold medals in competitions and even a car in an icing competition run by a food magazine. Carol left her then job in advertising and worked for a year at Jane Asher's cake shop in Chelsea, London. Carol then went freelance and as well as running a succesful wedding cake business and writing books, Carol has designed and written for many food and cake magazines and has demonstrated her edible artistic skills in the UK, abroad and on TV. Carol has just begun running classes. If you are interested, you can find details on Amazon's Carol Deacon Page under "events".

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Carol Deacon's Little Book of Easy Children's Cakes is the second in her "Little Book" series. It is a completely new collection of twelve cake designs aimed at brightening the birthdays of children of all ages from 1 to 100 ! From racing cars to cute kittens, there is something in here that should appeal to any child. Beginning with basic cake recipes, equipment, and techniques, this vibrant, animated book will guide you through all you need to know to make a spectacular centrepiece for your child's birthday. With clear step by step instructions and many hints and tips and templates to help, this book is aimed at cake decorators of any level from the complete beginner to the more advanced. No expensive equipment is required apart from a few kitchen basics. In fact when you step into Carol's fantasy cake world you'll be amazed to learn what you can do with what you probably have already. For instance did you know you could use a drinking straw to make wheel rims, happy mouths, sad mouths and dragon's scales? Are your eyebrows raised in surprise? You can use a drinking straw to make those too!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Shock the Relatives 31 May 2009
We have amazed ourselves! My 12-year-old daughter and two friends first of all produced the Dragon Cake for her sister's birthday. I had expected to rush out to the local supermarket for a quick replacement but it was not needed. The cake looked, and tasted, fantastic.
Flushed with my daughter's success, to my family's amazement I also tried a cake - the Kitty on the Cushion. It was brilliant and delicious.
We found the book very inspiring and never thought for a minute our cakes would look anything like the perfect illustrations, but they did. The instructions were easy to follow and straightforward. The ingredients were all simply explained. I would have NO hesitation in recommending this book to children or adults. And it makes a fab present.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the beginner & the qualified cake maker 3 April 2009
By Angie49
Excellent book which helps the beginner produce professional looking cakes.Carol Deacon takes you on a journey of discovery where you learn to produce a cake to be proud of.The instructions are clear & easy to follow & the tip she gives you about listening to the cake to see if its still popping to tell if its cooked is simple but it works.The book takes you step by step through each project with amazing results.Making the cake & covering with sugarpaste is explained in detail for the beginner.You will be amazed with your results thanks to the details contained on each page.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for beginners. 2 Feb 2009
By Ana
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This is a very good book for beginners. There isn't step by step instructions but the projects are simple to make and nice to see. There is also some real good tricks in the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for beginners like me! 12 Mar 2011
By Shelly
I am so pleased with this book! I had never made a novelty cake before but with this book it was so easy. I made the cat and mouse cake for my little girls birthday and everyone was so impressed! I have also made the dragon cake which also turned out great.
The book guides you through step by step. It gives recipes for the cakes with a chart to adjust the quantities/times according to the size and shape cake you are making. It also gives instructions and info for the buttercream and sugarpaste icing.
Each cake has easy to follow instructions with pictures showing exactly how to make each model.
I love this book and can't wait to make my next cake! As someone who had never made novelty cakes before I have been really inspired by this book. I think it is perfect for complete beginners with no previous experience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book 4 Jun 2011
By Marie
This is a great book, very simple and easy to follow. Easy for a beginner cake decorator to do! But you can also jazz up the cakes with your own ideas as you get better!
Brilliant book all in all!
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic! 9 May 2011
I bought this book because of the reviews that it already had and I'm so glad i did because the cake i made was brilliant, and not difficult at all. I made the sweet dragon cake for my nieces party,everyone was impressed and i was asked to make one for someone else. Well worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 July 2014
haven't started yet great instuctions
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5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious attempt at a tractor cake 13 Jun 2014
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I showed my son the book and said "choose one" for your birthday. He chose the tractor and I spent 4 hours the night before his birthday getting very stressed in the kitchen. BUT in the end it was ok and he thought it was wonderful, That was nearly a year ago...I wonder which one he will choose this year.
Give this book a go - what's the worst that can happen (as long as you have a 24 hr Tesco!)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant book for ideas!
Published 1 month ago by kellyleebell
4.0 out of 5 stars Cake book
I bought this for a friend who has never made cakes before, but as she has a young daughter she wanted to start making her birthday cakes. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Suz
4.0 out of 5 stars good little book
A few good ideas but not many pages. More like a booklet than a book. However, I will be making the horse/unicorn and was the reason I bought the book.
Published 9 months ago by Cassie
4.0 out of 5 stars Children's cakes
Really like this easy to follow book. There is nothing like a novelty cake to wow a children's party. This is a good example
Published 14 months ago by clayfinch
5.0 out of 5 stars A gift
My daughter in law loves baking and loved this book - so full of ideas and good for beginners at baking too
Published 15 months ago by Mrs. Diana G. Logan
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
the book is amazing its easy to follow and thats what i wanted.pics and presentation is amazing best buy ever x
Published 16 months ago by ms marie price
3.0 out of 5 stars Small
I was very surprised to how very small this book actually was but saying that it does have some good ideas in it
Published 19 months ago by karen
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service. Great Price, Fast Delivery
I've already worked my way through 5 of these designs, for Christmas orders! Keep them coming...... I love Carol Deacon's clear instructions.
Published 20 months ago by Mrs. A. J. Docherty
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but bit thin
This book has helped me be more adventurous with birthday cakes. I have made little model trains/cars/giraffes and my friends have been amazed and more importantly the kids loved... Read more
Published on 25 May 2012 by Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to bake cakes!!
Lovely book, even I can hopefully manage to make a cake from this selection. My daughter lives abroad and wanted mom to make a birthday cake for her son's 2nd birthday, she wanted... Read more
Published on 5 Jun 2011 by mrs jones
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