KIDS' CAKES FROM THE WHIMSICAL BAKEHOUSE
by LIV HANSEN and KAYE HANSEN
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New hardcover book with superb full-colour photos, over 50 recipes and step-by-step instructions. 176 pages, published 2010
From the mother-daughter baking and decorating team behind the beloved Whimsical Bakehouse books, this trove of recipes and ideas will help you conjure up a colorful world of pixie dust or pirate’s treasure for your kids.
Chocolate fairies dance atop a woodland cake surrounded by magic wands and tea party cupcakes; extraterrestrial cupcakes orbit a 3-D rocket cake; a spooky mummy mask cake watches over pudding-filled chocolate cauldrons. Ranging from simple to advanced, the recipes and designs in Kids Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse build your skill set so that even novices can ultimately create every vibrantly decorated, delicious treat in this inspiring book. Kids Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse also offers “Plain and Simple” variations for busy days, and suggestions for involving little helping hands (and boosting their confidence, too) with “Kids Can” tasks.
The Enchanted Tea Party - Pixie Play Dough, Citrus Sponge Roll, Woodland Fairies Cake, Tea Party Cupcakes, Magic Wands
The Best Sleepover Ever - Bed Cake, “Half Moon” Black and White Cookies, Banana Bear Pancakes, and Oven French Toast
Pretty in Pink - Lipstick Cookies, Miss Pink Cake, Sweetheart Cheesecake
Digging for Treasure - Treasure Chest Cake, Pirate Cookies, Dinosaur Cake, Sand Castle Cake
Step Right Up - Circus Cake with colorful chocolate bareback riders and clowns, lemon butter Balloon Cookies, and Funnel Cakes
Start Your Engines - Fire Truck and Rocket Cakes, Out-of-This-World planet and alien cupcakes
It's a Zoo in There - Barn Cake, Animal Cupcakes, 3-D Fishbowl
Trick or Treat - pumpkin spice Mummy Cake, Cauldron Bubbles, Bone Crunchers
What, No Cake? - alternative sweet endings including pies, flan, brownie
With detailed baking instructions, a color chart, more than 50 recipes, and a ton of decorating tips and designs for creating colored chocolate embellishments, Kids Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse will show you how to turn any birthday, holiday, or even humdrum day into a sweet occasion and will leave you with unforgettable memories of baking together.
Kids Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse is a US publication. All measurements are in imperial, with a conversion chart at the back of the book.
About the Authors
Kaye Hansen is a self-taught baker. She owns the Riviera Bakehouse in Westchester County, New York. The bakery has been featured in the New York Times and Kaye and Liv have appeared on TV shows including Today and Food Network. They have written several Whimsical Bakehouse baking books together.
Liv Hansen's eye for edible decorating comes from her training as a painter.
Liv and Kaye live in Rockland County, New York.
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Kids' Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse - Liv Hansen and Kaye Hansen