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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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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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The World's Longest Magazine Article!

Advantages: Clearly explained, good exercises, great introduction to improving your life
Disadvantages: Very generic, magazine-like and too expensive

The main problem with Change is that it doesn’t live up to its promise. On the front, it says “how to kick-start the future and refresh the spirit” and actually starts quite promisingly, but falls flat after the first few chapters and begins dishing out g ...

DoubleFantasy11 13.06.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Change - Alison Haynes

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