- 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 (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Childrens Birthday Cake Book ("Australian Women's Weekly" Home Library) Paperback – January 10, 1998
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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.Read more ›
I gave it 4 stars because of the time required to make some of the cakes. The directions are clear and some cakes are much easier than others. You also need lots of "trimmings" to make the cakes: licorice strings, chocolate chips, sprinkles, marshmallows, etc. Most of the stuff is easy to find but you do need to have it to make the cakes look as good as they do in the book.
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a replacement for an earlier damaged order. This one was a good copy.Published 15 months ago by Jack austin
This book has been in the family for a generation. Now we are buying it for our kids to make cakes for their kids.Published on January 21, 2014 by Alan Hayhoe
I was so pleased to find this book as it isn't printed anymore. My first one got lost but it was well used to make many of the different choices in this book.Published on August 14, 2013 by Andrea
For baking a child's birthday cake, this is the perfect how to do it book.
It shows you how to cut the baked cakes into shapes, and how to frost. Piano? Lion? swimming pool? Read more