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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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A nice little book but is a little lacking too

Advantages: Nicely colourful, spiral bound, nice results
Disadvantages: lay out sometimes confusing, lots of double pages about decorating rather than other bakes.

Millie and I love to bake together and often will look through my baking books to find something yummy to make together. Over the years I have become a little better at baking and really enjoy it and I think it is really nice to spend this time with Milli ...

Milliesmum123 21.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Children's Book of Baking Cakes - Abigail Wheatley

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My fingers are turning green already!

Advantages: Wonderful pictures, handy information, lovely projects
Disadvantages: Doesn't show pictures of growing crops indoors

I recently moved flats into the top floor of a high-rise block. Still no house with a garden.. but we do now how our own rather sizeable roof terrace. I decided that I really want to plant a small garden up there and grow some vegetables, and I found this ...

ivytoad 14.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Crops in Pots: 50 Great Container Projects Using Vegetables, Fruit and Herbs - Bob Purnell

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Crops in pots

Advantages: Colourful and inspiring
Disadvantages: Garish bright yellow cover

...Bob Purcell and Hamlyn have produced a beautiful book in 'Crops in Pots'. With the recent upturn in people wanting to grow their own healthy fruit and vegetables, the book is aimed at people who don't have a lot of space, and shows just how many crops you ...

ciaofluffymuppet 05.12.2007 · Read full review
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The Cook's Pocket Bible by Roni Jay

Advantages: An even better book than you could expect
Disadvantages: Not a single one

The Cook's Pocket Bible by Roni Jay is an ideal size to fit in the large pocket of an apron, as the book is 174 pages in length. The book is edited by Richard Craze and Roni thanks her dad for helping her with the wine section, for, as she points out, ...

Martinscholes 22.11.2006 · Read full review
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