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Monday, April 20, 2015

Sweetapolita Bakebook ~ Rosie Alyea

This is a fun book about cooking and decorating cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and a section of frostings.  It has very colorful pages and good photo instructions of how to do it.  It has a few special ideas of edible coloring on your baked goods, making your own sprinkles and making decorations of birthstone gems and many more.  I didn't feel this was a beginner book, the recipes are intermediate and advanced.  However, if you didn't put pressure on yourself to have the perfect outcome, I am sure you would be able to accomplish the outcome to look as it does in the book after a few tries.  Be aware these are not fast and quick projects, for the beginner, it will take at least an afternoon or more.

I would recommend this book if you are a baker and want to challenge yourself.  It does have some very interesting projects, but be prepared to really work at accomplishing the project.  I feel this is not for those that are beginners thinking they will have a wonderful looking cake within a few hours or less.  I am a beginner and really found this to be interesting and was willing to challenge myself, I thought it was cool to say "hey I made those sprinkles".  

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