I bought The Mat for my very first try with fondant and it was amazing.
The fondant was perfect on the 8-inch round cake, no bubbles, no ruffles, no ridges. The Mat is a must for anyone working with fondant, amateur or professional. Why complicate matters when there's such a simple, fool-proof tool! I am a self-taught lifelong hobbyist but I strive for professional-level results and I am glad I bought The Mat for my first time working with fondant.
This book is a great reference for anyone who would like to decorate animal cookies. Cute animal figures are easier with this how-to book than you can imagine. The step-by-step instructions are accompanied by photographs of each individual step of the decorating process. Such simple instructions allow these adorable works of art to be made with ease by anyone willing to try. Each animal is labeled as to its degree of difficulty so even those of us with little to no experience can be successful at creating something extremely cute.
Smash the rules! Trash your cookbooks! Start baking cupcakes that will blow people's minds! Designed for cupcake lovers who are sick and tired of the same-old, play-it-safe options, Who You Callin' Cupcake?, written by the master chefs of Chicago's popular Bleeding Heart Bakery, shows inspired bakers how to create stunning alternatives that will rock their guests. These 75 recipes mix unusual ingredients that are as daring as they are delicious.
The forty-plus spectacular cupcake designs are accompanied by step-by-step directions and photographs for completing them. There are also instructions for fundamental techniques, as well as a list of the tools and materials you'll need. 128 pages, full color.