For children's birthdays or any celebration, there's a novelty cake recipe here that's perfect for the party! Choose from among 65 different themes, including a Teddy Bear, Pony, or Rag Doll. For teens, how about a Computer Game, Sunbather, or Party Animal? And for family and friends, choose from Lovebirds, Golf Course, or Football Fan. What makes each cake a novelty is the clever use of both edible and non-edible decorations, all readily available. The Fairy-tale Castle uses ice-cream cones for turrets; Christmas-theme cakes feature candy canes and plastic toys. Recipes for the best basic cakes to bake come with instructions on modeling sugar paste and preparing icings of all kinds. Templates are available for more elaborate decorative details, while special simplified instructions for kids invite the whole family to help.