I do like Maisie Parrish books, there are some lovely designs. I like to look and get inspiration and then go and make my own designs. My friends look when they want me to make them a cake and they use these books more than my others. She does clear instructions which are easy to follow, so far I have 3 of her books and always looking for other inspirations from her.
I am sure every cake person has a Maisie Parish book amongst there collection of books. It is as usual well put out good step by step instructions colourfull character cakes. So if you looking to do a fun cake there are some great ideas in here which are not overbasic without being difficult.