Get messy in the kitchen with 30 gorgeous, easy-to-follow cake decorating projects to make with the kids! Have fun with your kids making contemporary cakes, cookies and cake pops! Children of all ages will love to get involved and take charge of spreading the fillings and toppings, rolling out fondant icing, cutting shapes and making sugar decorations to help create delicious sweet treats. Birthday and celebration cakes for all the family to make Each recipe includes tasks for younger and older kids Perfect for gifts, school events or simply rainy day fun in the kitchen
About the Author
Jill Collins and Natalie Saville co-own and run London-based The Great Little Cake Company, specializing in creative wedding and celebration cakes. They have made cakes for celebrities, have been featured on TV and have appeared regularly in various wedding magazines. They have previously written Bake Me I’m Yours . . . Whoopie Pies (Aug 2011) for David & Charles.
Two gals from the UK co-own and run The Great Little Cake Company. Here they share their favorite tips to making and decorating cakes with kids. The Contents: Basic Tools and Equipment; Safety in the Kitchen; Recipes, Fillings, and Toppings; Quantity Adjustments; — middle section filled with ten projects– Family Celebrations; White Christmas, Easter Sunday; Happy Halloween; Picnic Party; Mother’s Day Delight; Gifts for Teachers; Summer Fair; Rainy-Day Fun; and Be My Valentine– Techniques; Displays and Presentation; Templates; Suppliers; About the Authors/Acknowledgments; and last but not least–the Index. The author’s children are aged 10-14 so they were able to do most of the decorating project themselves. Younger children will need a little help from adults. Rather than a how-to-cook book, this beautifully illustrated publication deals with the “fun and exciting” part–decorating. Some of the UK language might seem different, but it has the US terms. For example: Cake tins (pans); Piping (pastry) bags; Piping tubes (tips); Cocktail sticks (toothpicks). Color photographs show all the projects. Ingredients are listed along with prep time, bake time, how much it makes. These are shown on lined colored background paper so you can quickly see what you need and how long it will take. Variations are also on colored card shapes showing a brad in the corner. Splashes of color set off the font showing tips to the baker and decorators. Wonderful book, well organized, superbly illustrated and extremely inviting to all decorators young and old. Might be a great book for a gift to the young cook and decorators in your family. The authors have a website […]. Starting November 1, it will be changed to Stitch Craft Create UK.
Are you looking for an activity to do with your kids that won’t end in disaster? Do you love the idea of cake decorating but aren’t ready to commit to a classroom setting? Consider then “Cake Decorating with the Kids” by Jill Collins and Natalie Saville. With many colorful illustrations, step-by-step directions, and tricks of the trade, this is a must-have for your cookbook library. With recipes like Darling Daisy Cupcakes and Blooming Bouquet Cookies, there’s fun for all ages between these pages! Each recipe comes with a list of: -materials -equipment -a note on jobs that can be done in advance, as well as -suggestions on what the kids can do Is vanilla your thing? Consider making vanilla whoopie pies, vanilla sugar cookies, or vanilla cake pops. Are toppings difficult for you to master? With easy-to-follow directions for buttercream in flavors like vanilla, chocolate, lemon, and peppermint you will move to the head of the class. Would making chocolate ganache impress someone you love? Then take it up a notch or two by making your ganache stand out in flavors like chocolate orange, choco-mint, and chili chocolate. Are you looking to add some fun to your dessert table? Any one of the projects here will add a pop of color and get people talking. Try: -the Baby Chick Cupcakes for Spring -the Haunted House Cake for Halloween -the Dazzling Butterfly Cake for Mother’s Day -the Apple for the Teacher Cake to start (or finish!) the school year, or -the Sugar Spoon Cookies for afternoon tea.
This book is a cake decorating book, its primary objective is to encourage children to get involved in the kitchen, learn, and have fun with their creations. The book begins with a short section covering the basics of tools, safety, recipes and adjustments. The rest of the book is divided into sections for seasonal occasions such as Christmas, Mother’s Day, Valentine, Easter, Picnic, etc. The complete list of decorating equipment needed to complete the projects in the book is a big plus. The authors also give the recipes for Vanilla Sponge Cake (Lemon, Orange and Chocolate variations), Apple and Maple Syrup Cake, Cereal Cupcakes, Vanilla Whoopie Pies and Vanilla Sugar Cookies. There is also Vanilla Buttercream,, Chocolate Ganache , Creamy Maple Syrup Icing, Sugarpaste, and Royal Icing. These recipes will be used throughout the book in the various projects. There are many useful charts and colorful photographs. Each project has a list of materials needed, and plenty of instructions and photos demonstrating the process. It gives tips throughout the book and useful ideas to make the creative juices flow. This is a wonderful book for children of all ages, as activity ranges from a very simple project a small child could make, to the more complicated projects for an older child. This would make a wonderful present for that child who likes to bake and decorate/paint/create in the kitchen. Definitely recommend.
- Title: Cake Decorating with the Kids: 30 Modern Cakes and Bakes for All the Family to Make
- Autor: Jill Collins
- Publisher (Publication Date): David & Charles (August 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1446302121
- ISBN-13: | 978-1446302125
- File Format: EPUB, PDF