Extreme Cakeovers: Make Showstopping Desserts from Store-Bought Ingredients

Extreme Cakeovers: Make Showstopping Desserts from Store-Bought Ingredients


By (author) Rich Reichart, By (author) Sasha Reichart

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  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 277mm x 13mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 24 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307985202
  • ISBN 13: 9780307985200
  • Illustrations note: 100 Colour Photographs
  • Sales rank: 210,569

Product description

Wanted: Must love candy, cookies, frosting, and fun. "No experience required!" Make over any purchased sheet cake or frozen pound cake into a stunning creation that looks like it came from a fancy bakery--no special skills or equipment necessary! Even if you've never tried to decorate a cake before, with a good supply of candies and other store-bought treats and the detailed instructions in "Extreme Cakeovers, "you'll be able to accomplish forty unique designs. You can: - Fashion robot hands from chocolate-covered doughnuts - Make Fruit Roll-ups blossom into a bouquet of red roses - Roll Rice Krispies Treats and Swedish Fish into realistic sushi - String a pretty strand of gumball pearls - Create a train smokestack from an ice cream cone and marshmallow Including tips and designs to please everyone from five to one hundred, "Extreme Cakeovers" is a whimsical guide to crafting cakes that will be the centerpiece of any occasion, from kids' birthdays to Halloween, Father's Day to Valentine's Day, engagement parties to retirement gatherings.

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Author information

RICK and SASHA REICHART are the owners of cakelava, an innovative cake design company located in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii. Rick and his designs have been featured on "Food Network Challenge," in "People," and in numerous national and international wedding and cake-industry publications. Rick frequently teaches at events around the world.

Table of contents

Contents Introduction    Tools and Techniques Basic Cake and Frosting Recipes       Dinner Is Served        On the Move  Going Retro   For the Betties           No Passport Required           Geek-o-Rama            000 Summer Luvin’          Holiday Fun    Sources           Acknowledgments      Index