3/28/2014

Big Book of Kids’ Birthday Cakes by Pamela Clark

Big Book of Kids' Birthday Cakes

BIG BOOK OF KIDS' BIRTHDAY CAKES 

A Collection of New & Favorite Recipes

by Pamela Clark 

Publisher: Sterling
Published: April 2014
352 pages
ISBN: 1-4549-1187-5
ISBN13: 9781454911876
$24.95 US/$26.95 Canadian
Flexibound/all in color
8 1/4 X 11




CAKES THAT CREATE MEMORIES


"The Big Book of Kids' Birthday Cakes" by Pamela Clark is a magical cookbook! It offers a unique collection featuring: Best-Ever Classics, Adventure, Animals, Fantasy, Playtime, and the popular Numbers cakes. You can bake up cupcakes, pop-cakes, and much more. Both kids and adults will love these creative and cute designs!




Giant Donut(Playtime pages 296-297)
From the Playtime collection you can create the 12-inch Giant Donut cake. It is a strawberry jam filled cake frosted with pink icing and sprinkled with yellow and pink Twizzlers. 



Castle for a Princess(Fantasy pages 72-73)
The Fantasy Collection features a fairy-tale "Castle for a Princess" cake that would be a sweet idea for any birthday, slumber or tea party! This pretty-in-pink cake is decorated with waffle ice-cream cones & wafer cones, candy jewelry, lollipops, sugar cubes, vanilla cream cookies and more.


Creepy Crawly Spider(Animals pages 164-165)
If you need a idea for a camping or field trip, summer break or sporting event gathering for the gang, why not consider the "Creepy Crawls Spider" from the Animals collection? This green, purple and  black fanged critter is super cool. 
 

Recipes and Information

If you want to create your own cakes, you can choose from the following recipe mixes: gluten-free butter cake, gluten-free carrot cake, basic butter cake, carrot cake, quick chocolate cake, dark chocolate mud cake, and white chocolate mud cake. Each recipe is equivalent to one 15-ounce package of cake mix. And, make you own icing with basic butter cream/Vienna cream, glace icing, fluffy mock cream, royal icing, or fluffy frosting. If you prefer, you can purchase a ready-made white icing. You can make your own flavor by adding any extract to the butter cream or ready-made white icing.
 
There is a pans & equipment section which shares suggestions with descriptions for various cake pans, piping bags, cutters, tins and so on. There are "step-by-step" tips with photos for cake baking such as rolling out ready-made icing, leveling cakes, covering round or square cake boards, making paper piping bags, making frosting, coloring frosting, and so much more.

At the end of the cookbook, you will find a glossary, conversion chart and full sized cake patterns.

Your child or teenager will love browsing the many colorful pages of the "Big Book of Kids' Birthday Cakes" by Pamela Clark. Do not wait until a birthday to bake up one of these delightful and fun cakes. Every day offers something special to celebrate. What a truly marvelous cookbook! Go make some yummy memories with the ones you love!



ABOUT THE Author:     
Pamela Clark has a passion for food that is reflected in her role as head of a world-famous test kitchen. The team develops and tastes recipes for magazines and cookbooks. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

You can connect with Pamela Clark at Australian Women's Weekly on Goodreads. She has a many more cookbooks to explore.  


Note: Under the "cake" instructions on most of the recipes you are referred to page 345 for the listing on "mixing the cakes". It is actually listed on page 342. Even with this mistake, I am still recommending the book. It gets 4.5 stars out of 5.(They will make note of it for further revisions.)


Thank you,
Janet Coffield
http://lovingheartdesigns.blogspot.com/
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of "Big Book of Kids' Birthday Cakes" by Pamela Clark through Sterling Publishing Company.

Reprinted with permission from Big Book of Kids’ Birthday Cakes © 2014 Sterling, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Crespel and Dean Wilmot.

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