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Model magic?

Advantages: a good book for beginners
Disadvantages: no pictures of models on cakes, no shading or glaze and sizing guide at back

Having recently started a cake decorating class I am keen to read and learn all that I can and one of the first books I purchased was Cake Characters by Ann Pickard. This book is aimed at those new to modelling with sugarpaste and covers a good selectio ...

haybel19 07.02.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Cake Characters - Ann Pickard

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way too sweet, sweet!

Advantages: lovely coffee table book
Disadvantages: recipes are far too sweet, quantities are not accurate

I've had 'Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery' for a couple of years now. I picked it up in one of those discount book shops - The Works I think, for just £2.99. I have the hardback copy and the full retail price of the hardback is £14.99, so I got myself a ...

michelley26 02.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Cupcakes from The Primrose Bakery - Martha Swift, Lisa Thomas

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Cupcake heaven

Advantages: Good layout, delicious cakes, good for basics
Disadvantages: One or two time consuming recipes, see review

...I originally purchased this book as I was doing a cake sale for charity and needed some help and proper recipes as the cupcakes I’d attempted to make previously were a bit dry and looked very boring. The book caught my attention because of the photos on t ...

MissDebdeb 30.03.2011 · Read full review
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Ok. But could be better.

Advantages: colour pictures, hard back
Disadvantages: lack of inspiration

...I was expecting more from this book. Recipes are easy to follow and i have tried most of them, but I have found out that they do require some modifications. For example, most of cupcakes are dry and the sponge is hard. To resolve this i had to "google" th ...

RichandM 05.04.2010 · Read full review
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~ * Middleton Magic * ~

Advantages: Fun book!!
Disadvantages: Nothing major!!

Celebrate is a book by Pippa Middleton (Kate Middleton’s younger sister). The book (hardback) was released in the United Kingdom in 2012 and so is very recent. The book is currently available to buy from Amazon for £14.00 which I do think is quite expensi ...

xdonzx 08.03.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Celebrate - Pippa Middleton

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