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Carol Deacon's Sporty Cake [Hardcover]

Carol Deacon
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27 Jun 2000
This collection of over 60 humorous sport cake designs provides fun cakes for everyone and all ages, from a young person's surfing cake, a football fanatic to a game of bowls cake. Each main cake features a quick and easy version with many of the cakes also having a sports variation too. Aimed at the amateur to the professional cake decorator, there are simple cakes for the beginner or when time is at a premium, and cakes for the more experienced or for those with a little more time on their hands - with very little specialist equipment required, most items can be found in the kitchen. Each cake design is laid out in an easy-to-follow format with step-by-step colour photographs and instructions. There is a comprehensive recipe techniques section, including cake and icing recipes, plus advice on covering cakes and boards, and working with sugarpaste.

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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Murdoch Books (27 Jun 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853919454
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853919459
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.3 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 339,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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From the Author

Sporting success on a plate!
The speed with which this book was put together -from the initial drawings through the baking, photography, writing and publishing must have set a bit of a sporting record in its own right. Six months to try to get it out and onto the shelves in time for the major sporting events of 2000. I have tried to make each design as easy to follow as possible. Most of them involve using sugarpaste which you can find at the supermarket or cake decorating equipment shops(It's also sometimes called edible modelling paste or fondant and there's a recipe in the book if you prefer to make your own) It's very easy to use and is coloured using food colour. You won't need any expensive equipment either. If you've got a rolling pin, knife, small paintbrush and a bit of enthusiasm then you're halfway there already. The designs are fairly quick to put together but if you're really short of time, you'll see that each main design has a quick and easy version as well. You can cheat even further by buying a ready-iced cake from the supermarket for these to save even more time and tears. Above all, have fun and don't get too sticky!

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb cakes made easy 1 May 2001
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I bought this book for my wife because she wanted to surprise a friend of ours. He was an avid rugby fan and a cake with a rugby theme seemed a great idea. When I saw the cake she was going to create, I thought she was mad. But the book makes it so easy. I was even helping to make the players. The fininshed product was so good, that no-one could believe my wife had made it herself. The thing is, anyone could do it! Carol Deacon takes you through the process, step-by-step, so that even a complete culinery disaster like myself, can achieve professional results. We have since bought more of her books and have not been disappointed by any of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book! 2 Nov 2010
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What can I say except that this book has a cake for almost every sport you can think of! Usually two versions of each cake are given - one for when you have time to spare and another easier less time consuming version! I've made several of the cakes but the rugby one has to have been the biggest hit. The instructions are easy to follow (as usual) giving approximate weights of icing for each piece of the models which ensures they are in proportion. A book I'd definitely reccommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best cake book ever! 13 July 2007
This book is amazing. It has some really great cakes and gives you plenty of ideas for smaller, quicker cakes if you don't have the time to do the full cake.
Best cake book I ever bought. As i have a sport mad hubby and 3 boys from5 to 10 it will have a lot of use over the next few years.
My kids looked through it on arrival and each found 3 or 4 cakes they wanted for their birthdays!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book - Pleeeeeeeeeeeease re publish it 21 Aug 2006
This book is fantastic, there are lots of sports to choose from, the cakes are very easy to follow, and the ideas are just brilliant.

Just pleease can someone republish it!
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