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The Cake Parlour Sweet Tables: Beautiful Baking Displays with 40 Themed Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies & More Paperback – September 8, 2012
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While most folks try to set up their tables to show their baking efforts, Zoe Clark has joined the ranks of those who know how to do it for a living. So with some time, effort, and patience, you can be as creative as well as learn some new projects.
The book is 128 pages of ideas and help in making your party treats a gift for the eyes, which immediately will entice your palate, and that is the essence of display tables. The first 87 pages are devoted to the different themes and the remaining 41 pages will show you the how and why. I'd like to also mention that the covers have flaps on both sides so that you can mark/hold a page.
At the same time, should you choose not to be the scratch baker (who makes everything themselves), then this book would still be a great guide in how to set up what you purchased. The idea's were beautiful and the amount of time and money involved in setting up the items, would be your contribution to making your event just as personal.
The book is large and colorful, with really large and close-up photography, and with simple and straightforward descriptions of how to go about setting up your table as she did. Her projects are doable, though for some, you would need to be comfortable in the kitchen.Read more ›
After much deliberation, we had decided not to follow through with any legal action regarding this matter. It is simply not worth butting heads with such self-righteous, callous people. To add insult to injury, these reputable sites carry on revering her name falsely when she didn't even know what a sweet table was if it weren't for her freelancers! We've kept to ourselves long enough.
SHAME ON YOU for taking advantage of aspiring artists. Is this how Zoe and her publishers David & Charles encourage budding talent?
Ms. Clark and her counterparts are very aware of who we - the artists- are. We are not vengeful people, but hardworking human beings who DO NOT deserve such ill treatment. To think that a simple 'thank you' would have avoided this debacle, putting ASIDE the empty promises of co-authoring this book! We looked up to Zoe, and did all that we could to help her with her work AND personal endeavours. We felt proud to say that we were part of this incredible team...
What a disappointment.
Unbeknownst to them, Amazon and similar sites are wrongly idolizing Ms. Clark. Credit is due to the artists whose countless hours of labour - a lot of which was FREE - and unconditional support made this book possible.Read more ›
Here is a book of sheer cake pornography, in explicit full-colour photographic goodness, with 40 stemmedcakes, cupcakes, cookies and more. At first glance you would be forgiven for thinking this is another artistic photographic book - that is a given, it meets that requirement without missing a beat. Yet with this book you get to do it yourself.
The book naturally assumes a certain proficiency in the kitchen, so the actual hand-holding and recipes are kept at a minimum. Instead the book focuses on the actual display or layout of the various cakes and it does this to a great, stunning, superb effect.
Looking through the book, you could easily find a display to suit all purposes. And part of the delight of the art is that you can easily use the displays as a template, change a cake type here and there, replace a colour and suchlike. At the rear of the book there are even basic recipes and a brief overview of the key techniques involved so it could be an "all-in-one" book if required, although to be fair it is probably not aimed at the total new beginner but it is not necessarily out of reach either with a lot of focus and dedication.
Clearly, if you are already a bit of a dab hand in the kitchen, this book could take you to the next stage with its great, clean, classic designs that can fit into almost every situation asked of it. It is amazing how so much has been squashed into this quite slim book without it feeling overly-compressed either.
If you are in doubt as to the possible use of this book, take a look first in the bookstore. If you are more than an occasional cake baker at home, or a baking professional, you perhaps should begin to acquaint yourself with this book. The price tag is not off-putting and if you only find inspiration from one display, you are still going to come out with a bargain.
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Instructions mostly over my head. Would be ok, I guess, for the decorator. Won't get much use from this bookPublished 1 month ago by Genie Prather
Really like the book - love to set up really pretty eye catching tables !!Published 11 months ago by Nancy E Russell
I got this book a couple of months ago and I just didn't find anything that thrilled me. It does have some good information and it is a good book to have.Published on March 15, 2014 by Laura
Simply love collecting all baking and decorating book. This book show tips on almost all basic needs, even recipes. Thumbs up! Recommended.Published on November 29, 2013 by Nur Haini
This book is a sweet buy. Fully colored pages, recipes, examples, ideas, on how to bake, decorate and make any event a success !Published on March 5, 2013 by Blanca Ruiz
Great book with super party and dessert tables ideas. And good baking tips!
Will provide readers a lot of inspiration for planning and giving parties.
Don' waste your time or money. No good recipes or original ideas were put forth in this book. It will be in the bargin bins soon enought...and then still don't wasted your money!Published on November 25, 2012 by Kirby's girl