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Quick and Easy Novelty Cakes Hardcover – 1 Jun 1996

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd (1 Jun. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853686786
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853686788
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 22.9 x 29.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 552,152 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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Oct. 2000
Format: Paperback
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 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Feb. 2004
Format: Hardcover
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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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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This book has both children and adult sections as well as special occasion ones with simple designs anyone can make, yet the results are astonishing! There are really easy to realize techniques like marbling which give nice end results. Tool needed to realize all of the cakes are already in your kitchen. Beautiul book. Highly reccomended.
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By Sue from Surrey on 17 April 2012
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There were some clever ideas for novelty cakes for both adult and children. The hamburger cake will be great for my teenage sons birthday next year! The book was a second hand one, but in good condition. However I guess I didn't read the small print as I thought it was going to be new. No matter, still good to add to the collection.
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Very quick and easy and very, very effective for any childs or adults party. I make cakes for friends and family and others when word gets round and I like to get ideas from the book and add my own twist to the end result.
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