I bought this book not knowing what I was going to use it for and I'm so glad I did. The cakes cover all age ranges (I plan to make the owl one for my fiance on his graduation from university) and it has cakes for typical boys, feminine girls and for those children who fall into neither catagory. The instuctions on how to bake the initial cake are clear with easy to follow mixture amounts. The decoration intructions are just as clear. There are pages giving advice on esential tools and how to use them as well as a list of distributors at the back. A bright, clear book that deserves a place in every kitchen.