Extreme Cakeovers

Extreme Cakeovers

Make Showstopping Desserts from Store-Bought Ingredients

By Rick Reichart; Sasha Reichart

Clarkson Potter Publishers, Paperback, 9780307985200, 207pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

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.