Sweet! Celebrations
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Sweet! Celebrations


What do you do when a cake-decorating hobby turns into a full-blown addiction? If you're Elise Strachan, you open a cupcake business and launch a wildly successful YouTube channel and blog of the same name. My Cupcake Addiction, now one of the largest baking and decorating communities on the internet, reaches millions of dessert enthusiasts each week thanks to Elise's talent for helping novice bakers all over the world achieve astounding results.

Imaginative, playful and occasional cakes are Elise's specialty. In Sweet! Celebrations she shares edible delights that anyone can tackle with a few basic tools and a trip to the local supermarket, including delicious creations for Halloween, Birthdays, Valentines and Christmas. Every chapter includes a large 'centrepiece' cake, in addition to 'small bake' recipes (and a couple of 'no bake' options). Make Balloon cake pops in the chapter ‘Let’s Celebrate’; lovingly create Chocolate raspberry cookie pots in ‘Sweets for my sweet’; get inspired with Elise’s Lemon curd cheesecake eggs and Beehive meringues in ‘Spring Fling’; pull out all the stops with the ‘Make a splash’ Chocolate Drip Cake in the chapter ‘Tea for Two’; impress hot dog fanatics with a Hot dog cake with pouring ketchup illusion in ‘The Grill Master’; create a ‘Frightening Feast’ with a Jack o’ lantern smash cake and Zombie brain cakes for Halloween; make a Tree stump cake in ‘Rustic Romance’; and get festive with Stuffed stocking surprise cookies in the final chapter ‘Happy holidays’. The book also features a generous selection of tried and trusted basic recipes, in addition to templates for cake designs.

With recipes for simple drinks and smaller treats, along with craft projects, party-planning tips and styling ideas, Sweet! Celebrations will help you find a theme and take it as far as you want ... the cake is only the beginning.

Title:Sweet! Celebrations
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover

    Sweet! Celebrations Reviews

  • Carol -  Reading Writing and Riesling
    Nov 10, 2016

    My View:This is the cake book for all season and special occasions – there is something wonderful here for any special gathering of good friends.The author provides a section of “classic” recipe...

  • Alan
    Oct 26, 2016

    So pleased to have won this hardback cookery book in a recent Goodreads First Reads giveaway.I enjoy creating cupcakes, but nothing on par with the creative designs in this book. Now given me somethin...

  • Shannon
    Feb 24, 2017

    I checked this out of the library to see if I should invest in it. While there are some very cute ideas which I plan to implement and recipes that I want to try I don't I'll add it to my kitchen libra...

  • Ange
    Dec 22, 2016

    Far more focused on the decorations than the recipes. ...

  • Lisa
    Dec 12, 2016

    This book was OK but there was not really anything that I really liked in it. What did stand out were the Chocolate filled pumpkins and tea cup cakes. That looks like something that I would really lik...

  • K.
    Dec 31, 2016

    I have really enjoyed watching the videos that Elise has put online, and think that this book is a must-have for fans. There are so many wonderful parts of this book, not just recipes, and I think tha...

  • June Knobbe
    Jan 17, 2017

    Everything cakeThis came cookbook is great. There are So many new ideas. It contains Great recipes. Everything you need to know to make a bunch of fabulous deserts. Very trendy. I'm glad I bought it....

  • Maggie Skarich Joos
    Dec 31, 2016

    Pinterest come to life! So many cute ideas I'll never actually do. ...

  • Clara
    Oct 26, 2016

    Absolutely amazing book goes above and beyond the average baking book!...

  • Lupine
    Apr 22, 2017

    Good basic recipes and some really creative and cute ideas here... though the thought of doing ALL of them for one celebration is a bit much for me to contemplate. Still, when I am planning a party, I...