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Baking Kids Love Hardcover – September 15, 2009

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"This book is colorful and has ring-bound thick pages for easy turning and cleaning off spills. It is packed with crowd-pleasing sugar-laden desserts and fun decorating ideas. Most recipes also have little notes with cooking tips or alternate ingredients." --The Wall Street Journal, December 26, 2009

"Cindy Mushet's "Baking Kids Love" is a definite stand-out. The author has done an incredible job putting together a collection of infallible recipes that will appeal to every kid in your life - big and small (and adults too). " --Project Foodie

"[Pastry chef (and award-winning cookbook author) Cindy Mushet and her 11-year-old daughter Bella Robinson] teamed to create Mushet's latest book, "Baking Kids Love". Bella loves to bake and her youthful voice is captured in every recipe, her words creatively displayed in squiggle-sided boxes. Her comments include insights from personal experience, helpful tips and even ideas for making clean-up amusing." --The Orange County Register

About the Author

Sur La Table is the trusted authority when it comes to all things cooking related. Sur La Table entices aficionados and curious beginners alike with its amazing selection of cookware, bakeware, tools, cookbooks, and cooking school programs designed to make any cook's life easier. They have coauthored nine cookbooks including The Art and Soul of Baking (2008), which received the 2009 IACP Cookbook Award for Baking, was chosen by Gourmet magazine as a book club selection, and was nominated for 2009 baking book of the year by the James Beard Foundation. Baking Kids Love (2009) was also nominated for a 2010 IACP Cookbook Award for Kids/Family Cookbooks. The original store and headquarters are in Seattle, Washington.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 11 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 6
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Spi edition (September 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740783459
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740783456
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.7 x 10.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Mom of Sons VINE VOICE on September 27, 2009
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I wish Amazon didn't consider 3 stars a negative review because this is not a negative review. I consider 3 stars average, and I give this nice book a slightly better than average grade of 3 1/2 stars.

Why not five stars? A few reasons. For instance, the pictures are great, but there isn't a photo of every recipe, a big mistake in a book for kids. And in many cases the picture of the dish is on the next page - not where the recipe starts. Also a mistake in a book for kids.

Which brings me to my big question: is this a book for kids or isn't it? I don't think the publishers could decide, either. It isn't written "down" to kids' level, and although the first "rule" listed is to not make everything complicated and just enjoy the process, the rest of the "rules" go on for two pages. Very adult-oriented.

But the colors are kid-appealing, and there's that "kids" in the title. And the author's darling daughter is in most photos, as are other kids.

So it's a book for kids with an adult cooking with them, I think.

About the recipes: nice, good, but nothing groundbreaking, unless you think adding crushed cornflakes to chocolate chip cookies makes them a whole new dessert.

Recommendation: A nice enough book, and very attractive. But only a 3 1/2 star rating, because nothing really distinguishes this book from the thousands of other cookbooks out there.
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I am a sucker for a cookbook to use with kids. Some of my favorite moments with my children are when we are all wrapped in aprons, covered in flour, and licking a spoon. This latest book from Sur la Table, Baking Kids Love, offers up just the right recipes to get you and your kids in the kitchen. It is very (very) similar to Williams Sonoma Kids Baking, and if you own that then you probably don't need this...unless you're like me and like to have choices. It has the same features as that title which I think are absolutely necessary for baking with children: 1) spiral bound so the pages lie nice and flat so everyone can see the instructions, 2) ingredients and tools are listed separately at the beginning of each recipe so you can make sure you have everything you need before you get started, 3) nicely paced and numbered directions (so everyone knows what's happening) and, 4) a nice mix of easy and slightly more complex recipes so that this cookbook can last even after they graduate from needing your assistance in the kitchen.

Kids love being in the kitchen, but cooking is so much harder--it involves sharp knives, hot pans, steaming water, and a host of other things that your pre-schoolers' through elementary aged children are probably not as able to navigate. Baking offers a wonderful way to spend time with your children, sneakily teach them math and cultural awareness, and helping them toward becoming more self-sufficient. Cindy Mushet's intro to this book frames this nicely, and she carries that idea about baking with children through her book. If you're ready to get in the kitchen with your children, or know a child or parent who is, then you can't miss with this book. Let the baking begin!
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On the surface, this seems like a fun cookbook for seven-to-ten year olds. It's bound, has easy to read print, full color photographs and plenty of pictures of children in the kitchen. I was excited. But once you start looking at the pictures, you can see that this isn't going to work out.

Most of the photographs are not step by step instructions; in fact, most of them aren't even the finished product. For this age group- heck, even for most adults these days- that's a must. There were instead pictures of children in the kitchen, sometimes even stirring things in bowls, but overall they were not descriptive.

The recipes themselves held most of the stock favorites- chocolate cake, cupcakes, focaccia, pizza, etc. I found the instructions easy enough to follow, but again, they would have been better for this age group with... follow along pictures.

However, I should add that my nearly-ten year-old daughter thought that it was a great book and found a number of things that she wanted me to make- immediately. Fair enough, but the Williams Sonoma take on the same idea is better.
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My two grandkids love to cook! The girl is 9 and the boy is 12, they are accomplished enough in the kitchen that the only supervision they really need, is when it comes to lifting heavy stuff in and out of the oven.

I purchased two of these books, one for each of them, after seeing the author taking about her book on a TV show and seeing some of the actual baked goods. I will give this to my grandkids for Christmas with a personal written in each book from me as we spend many hours cooking together. I am all about trying to make a "memory" with them each time I see them. Many times the kids cook together, other times they bake solo, baking for Girl Scout or Boy Scout functions, etc. Now they will have their own book to write notes in alongside each recipe.

Most of the recipes look appealing, the photo's are beautiful, and are well written and easy for budding young chefs to understand.
I know my grandkids will love this book....I hope yours do also!
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