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Dessert Designer: Creations You Can Make and Eat! (Capstone Young Readers:… (edition 2013)

by Dana Meachen Rau

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Title:Dessert Designer: Creations You Can Make and Eat! (Capstone Young Readers: Dessert Designer)
Authors:Dana Meachen Rau
Info:Capstone Young Readers (2013), Paperback, 112 pages
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Tags:baking creativity children pre-teens decorating food crafts

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Dessert Designer: Creations You Can Make and Eat! (Capstone Young Readers: Craft It Yourself) by Dana Meachen Rau



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Children will have a blast making these desserts! All are fairly basic and simple enough for younger cooks to do; some are a little more complex than others, but nothing is too hard for this age group to manage. The designs are innovative and clever, with many that the reader will have never seen before. The reader can flip to any page and find a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. ( )
  MartyAllen | Jan 12, 2013 |
This is like one of the “coffee table” adult cookbooks I have at home. Wonderful to look at and contemplate making, but to actually do it will be more challenging than I had planned. The pictures are beautiful, and maybe with help some of the desserts like the coconut bunny cake could be made, but for me this is a “dream about” book. The author has done a good job explaining the tools and the steps for those serious cake decorators. ( )
  brangwinn | Dec 20, 2012 |
Dessert Designer: Creations you can make and eat! by Dana Meachen Rau is full of fun desserts that almost anyone can make. Judging by the type and design of the recipes included, as well as the ease of making them, this book seems to be aimed at upper elementary through high school students looking to wow friends and family. Wonderful photographs highlight what each creation looks like, and much of the fun of this cookbook is simply seeing all the creative edible decorations.
I shared this book with my fifth grade daughter and ninth grade son, both of whom frequently enjoy cooking with me. Both found recipes they immediately wanted to try out, including (but of course not limited to) mini-mice, sock monkey cookies, volcano cupcakes, berry baskets, armadillo cupcakes, and cupcakes made to look like mugs of hot cocoa. The book has a full-page photo of the finished product on one page and the recipe and instructions on the other page. The only downside to this layout is that the instructions are sometimes rushed, and for this age group step-by-step photographs could be very helpful--especially for younger cooks. In one instance, for a large peacock cake, additional photos and instructions are included for a four-page recipe. However, most recipes are simple enough that a thorough reading of the steps before starting is sufficient to make these wonderful desserts.
I plan to add a copy of this Capstone series to my school library as well as my home cookbook library. Highly recommended for elementary, middle, high school, and public libraries, as well as for any home kitchen where fun, simple desserts are in demand. ( )
  TigerLMS | Dec 10, 2012 |
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Turn your boring desserts into fantastic works of food art. Learn to make cupcakes into bunnies or candies into shining stars. The best part of this book is learning its OK to play with your food!

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"Step-by-step instructions teach readers how to create food art with cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and candies"--

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