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Quick and Easy Novelty Cakes [Hardcover]

Carol Deacon
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Book Description

1 Jun 1996
35 fabulous recipes. Insider tips and helpful hints create successful results every time. See the secrets behind expert effects like marbling and woodgraining. There's a roaring dinosaur, and a mouthwatering burger-and-fries for children's birthday parties, and a set of cakes for every other occasion that might come up. Now, you don't need to go to culinary school to look as if you did!

Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd (1 Jun 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853686786
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853686788
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.8 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 402,348 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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cake making/decorating made easy! 9 Oct 2000
By A Customer
I was never very good at cookery but this book makes it simple even for me!
The cake recipes are very easy to follow as are the step-by-step instructions on how to decorate them.
The first cake I made was the teddy bear and I was very impressed with the end result - even getting the icing into a twisted ribbon was easy to do when you followed the instructions.
The pictures of the cake are also a good guideline as you have an idea of how the cake is supposed to look at the end (which it generally does - even for novices!)
All in all it is a very easy to use and easy to follow book which will pretty much guarantee good results every time!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 6 Feb 2004
By A Customer
This book is a perfect companion for Carol Deacon's "No-Time Party Cakes" with beautiful cakes for all ages and occasions. The instructions and photographs are very clear and make fabulous, fun cakes easy to achieve even for a complete beginner. I made the bouquet cake for a special friend of mine and she loved it. The book explains how to make the flowers and it inspired me to take up sugar-flower making. I highly recommend this book to any age, my 10 year old daughter even managed one of the designs with a little help.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 22 Jun 2014
By JDHA_87
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The instructions are easy to follow and as such has become a staple in our household, it arrived quickly and had limited packaging which is always a bonus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and Easy Novelty Cakes 21 Jun 2014
very welcomed book to my kitchen ,easy to follow and great fun,this is a must addition to all cooks.wonderful .
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3.0 out of 5 stars Books OK but don't buy second hand 5 Aug 2013
By Donna
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The book is good and replaced one I lent to someone and didn't have returned to me - it has good instruction, pictures and even a novice like me can make cakes that resemble the pictures pretty well. The reason I'm marking it down is because I could only find it second hand and when it arrived it stank of smoke - yukk, which has prevent me from using it so far. Hopefully now it's out of a smoke environment the smell will fade
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