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Childrens Birthday Cake Book ("Australian Women's Weekly" Home Library) Paperback – January 10, 1998


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Product Details

  • Series: "Australian Women's Weekly" Home Library
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books Ltd (January 10, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0949892742
  • ISBN-13: 978-0949892744
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #567,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is one that every parent must have on the shelf.
Scott Bales
I put things away very well sometimes, so I can only hope that my original book may magically appear someday.
HappyBirthdayToMe
Now I have two little boys and they love looking through the book to choose their own birthday cakes.
Leora

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Too Many Small Children on September 12, 2009
Oh my God, I remember this book from when I was little. My sister and I, both born in January, used to borrow it from my Aunty and spend hours poring over it discussing what cakes we could have. We were only allowed these cakes on "special" birthdays which, hmmmm, were only 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10. Not sure what that big gap in the middle was about, clearly we were deprived children. Anyway, this was THE book. And it still is in so many ways. My two year old took off with it as soon as it arrived and spent what seemed like hours (but was probably only a blissful 20 minutes) flicking through it. He quickly grasped that he could choose something for his third birthday and eventually decided on the rocket cake (balanced precariously on cardboard fins, great). It was delightful to see the magic transferring down a generation, which is why I give it such a high rating. It is now a bit dated though... I had forgotten that it's divided into "For Boys" and "For Girls" sections. Rather hilariously, the "For Girls" section contains a sewing machine cake, a sewing basket cake, a dressing table cake and, just when you think it couldn't get any worse, a stove cake(!). That aside, it's much more creative and exciting than the more modern edition and it also contains a lot of ideas to kick start your own creativity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pixy on July 28, 2010
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This is the cakebook every Australian family had on the shelf in the 1980s. When you asked a kid what cake they were having for their birthday, they would just name a cake from this book. It comes from an era that predated the fondant/rolled icing perfection that seems so standard now. These cakes are creative artworks: rustic and querky. Decorations are made mostly with lollies and biscuits, so each slice is a taste adventure. This book is gold, and I am thrilled to have my new copy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leora on January 21, 2008
I had this book as a child too - my mother made the piano cake, the baby doll cake and many more which I remember vividly. Now I have two little boys and they love looking through the book to choose their own birthday cakes. So far we have made number cakes, dump trucks, barns and ducks together - not always quite from the book, but using it as inspiration. The kids love it and it's great fun. Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MGEMM on September 25, 2013
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Birthday Cakes from the "Australia Women's Weekly" book have been a feature of family birthdays for about 3 decades now, and my daughter's are using them for THEIR children's birthdays. There have been some spectacular fails, and some spectacular successes too. My children loved choosing their cake, which their Mum would make with every effort to mimic the one in the book. The recipes are easy, and the instructions are clear. Measurements are metric, of course, but are easy enough to adapt if you need to.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AmeliaDearest on April 16, 2012
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Cookbook is missing a few pages, and there are a number of children's scribbles on the page... although this is to be expected when buying 2nd hand goods.
I love this book as it's not too hard to recreate the pictures
My mother made a number of these cakes from this cookbook for my birthdays growing up- Now It's My Turn!!! :)
I'd recommend this book to anyone whose mastered the basic birthday cakes and want to try something a little more intricate
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This delightful birthday cake book is full of classic, good old-fashioned, imaginative cakes that even a novice like myself can whip together with great results.

In my early years as a young Mom, I was clueless in making anything other than a basic layer cake dotted with Smarties or gumdrops. This book unwittingly turned me into some kind of a cake baking cult hero Mom of the 1980's and 1990's. At birthday parties, my kid's friends would always say they wished their Moms made such cool and delicious cakes. It was humbling to see how excited the kids were, knowing full well in my mind how very simple and fun they were to make, craft and decorate. My cake baking status was embarassingly elevated, all thanks to this clever book and it's simplicity.

I originally purchased this book in the mid to late 1980's from a now closed Canadian store in a bargain bin. As I thumbed through the book, I was immediately drawn to the nice photographs of very cool cakes within those pages. Our children were both very young. I was nervous attempting the first one, but after that the cakes just became easier and easier and my confidence soared. I can't explain the joy and excitement of the children's faces over the years choosing their favourite birthday cakes each year from the fun pictures of appealingly kid (and adult) friendly cakes. They loved looking at the book over and over again to the extent that I often had to tuck the book away in the event they might accidentally destroy the book playing tug-of-war with it with their grubby little hands and wayward crayons.

The photos are detailed and the step-by-step instructions concise and well written.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss Renee on December 14, 2007
This was an absolute favourite with the kids in my family when we were growing up. Getting to choose what cake you were going to have was a favourite family tradition. You should REALLY get this book for your kids.
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