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When is the next volume coming out?
on 3 December 2012
Sometimes the simplest ideas make the best things and this book may be no exception to the rule. Put simply, this book is a treasure trove of ideas about how to decorate biscuits (or cookies as they are known in the United States).
The book includes all the advice you may need to get up and going, although many more-experienced cooks might skip the guide to baking biscuits and go straight to the designs. After a brief overview about decorating equipment and icing, it is time to roll up your sleeves and get creative.
The designs are split into collections and here the author's creativity begins to shine. Designs such as Australiana, a vintage tea party, a visit from the stork or Dad's toolkit manage to provide fresh, inspiring and yet rather simple transformations to the humble biscuit that will brighten up every possible occasion. And what is more, even if you tire of the various designs you will be inspired to make your own variation on a theme too.
Throughout the book various hints and tips appear to further help you fine tune your art, so skip through pages at your peril. You could while away a long time just looking at the wonderful photographs too. Just don't look at this book if you are on a diet. Or, come to think of it, with your child by your side or they will soon make a VERY long list of biscuits that they would like... and children seem to never forget!
There's nothing more to say. A great book at a competitive price which fills a niche with aplomb. When is the next volume coming out?