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review: mini-cakes

review: mini-cakes

I kindly received a review copy of Mini-Cakes: Tiny Treats to Surprise & Delight, written by Noga Hitron and published by Sterling Publishing. In this colorful and fun book, Noga delivers many ideas of how to make small cakes (6 inches) into personal gifts for special occasions. Noga uses fondant as her main decorating medium, and she gives explanations of how to work with it. She also includes recipes, tools and templates for her designs. The book has a clean design, and includes large, colorful photos. Noga gives excellent step by step directions with clear descriptions and pictures for you to easily follow.

Noga suggests giving a small, personal cake for special times and has many examples. She has made a pink wrapped gift cake for birthdays, a stunning tiny wedding cake, and two cakes for celebrating a baby’s birth (boy and girl!). She also has cakes for Easter, Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras, among several others. Her fondant decorating lends a very professional look to her cakes. This is a great book for those interested in learning more about fondant decorating, as well as finding fun ideas for making mini cakes for that special someone!

Product Description: (Amazon)
The cakes in this book may be mini, but their impact is BIG! Every delectable treat here is as appealing to the eye as it is to the tongue. Start with one of the basic recipes-a Madeira Sponge or Chocolate Cake, for example. Then let the how-to photos and easy-to-follow directions be your guide as you decorate cakes for Mother’s or Father’s Day, for Valentine’s Day, for the arrival of a new baby, and many more special occasions. Just a glimpse of one of these adorable designs will bring a sunny smile to anybody’s face!

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