What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner? Well, yes I have sworn off sweets for a while after overeating.... but these colourful cake books grabbed my attention. I would never be able to make them - but I like looking!
First up was Using Cutters on Cakes by Sandra Monger.
From the publisher, Search Press:
"Using Cutters on Cakes is an inspirational guide to cake decorating using cutters.
Cutters are a fun and easy way to create fabulous cake decorations. Here, Sandra Monger shows you how just a few basic cutters can be used to great effect to make a huge range of decorated cakes, from a stunning yet simple wedding cake to a magical fairy castle cake. There are 13 gorgeous designs to choose from in a variety of contemporary styles, each accompanied by step-by-step instructions, a comprehensive materials lists, and a fabulous photograph of the finished cake. The book also includes a useful guide to the various cake coverings and edibles used, including handy recipes for making your own; information on the materials and tools you need; and a basic techniques section on how to cover a cake, using different types of cutter, and creating a textured finish. This is a must-have resource for beginners as well as more accomplished sugarcrafters looking for ideas and inspiration for decorating cakes using cutters in fun and imaginative ways.
• 13 gorgeous designs in a range of styles to suit every occasion
• Provides step-by-step guidance on the basic techniques used, as well as information on materials, tools and various types of cake covering
• A source of inspiration and ideas for beginners as well as more experienced sugarcrafters."
Planet Cake: Clever Creations for Kids by Paris Cutler.
From the publisher, Thunder Bay Press:
"Create professional-looking fondant cakes in hundreds of mix-and-match themes such as video games, scary graveyards, at the beach, and martial arts. Top off your cake creations with whimsical characters such as the Fat Rats, Video Nuts, Ninja Rabbits, and the Superhero Family. Kids love to create the toppers from fondant icing while adults help bake the cake and supervise the use of kitchen tools. Step-by-step instructions and full-color photos help you create amazing cakes your friends and family will love!"
(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)