Thursday, February 7, 2013

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“Dessert Designer” book review and giveaway!

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My Thoughts-
“Dessert Designer” by Capstone Young Readers

I’m not a baker, I can’t even make a successful cake with a mix, I was hoping to finally be able to make great creations with the book “Dessert Designer”. A lot of the recipes/ideas called for cupcakes, since I don’t bake well I used store made ones. And that is the idea behind this book, no baking required, just fun and creative designs you can make with your kids. With most of the creations you will also need food coloring and frosting. For review purposes I picked the “Candy Shake” idea.

This idea was simple to make and the ingredients easy to find, I found everything I needed at a bulk store. It calls for pink, white and brown candies; I used Valentine’s candy corn and chocolate chips, cotton candy, candy stick; I missed getting this at the store, and a red candy; I used a sour cherry ball. I picked the ingredients I did because of Valentine’s coming up. I think it turned out really cute and will make perfect center pieces for an upcoming party we are having.

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The book has over 50 fun creations. Some others we can’t wait to try are, “Pick-A-Flower Party Favors”, “Lollipop Disco Ball”, “Sweet Tweet” and for my youngest birthday party I would love to make the “Coaster Cake”. There are a few creations I’m not sure I would be able to attack, but there are a ton I’d love to try. I would highly suggest picking up this book. They are very cute, fun to make and are perfect for people who make desserts often or for those who just want to spruce up their desserts.

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  1. “Cupcake Queen” by M. Peschke

  2. Cupcake queen!

  3. Goodnight Baseball by Michael Dahl

  4. They have a book called Big Sisters Are the Best!

  5. They have a book called Fruits on MyPlate

  6. Goodbye Baseball!

  7. Paula Tavernie says:

    They have a book called A Girls Guide to Drawing!
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  8. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    the kid who saved superman
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  9. Brittney House says:

    Big Sisters Are the Best looks good.

  10. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Board book

  11. Pauline M says:

    My son is totally into zombies and I found a book called Zombies and Electricity which I think he would enjoy!

  12. Lisa Garner says:

    I like Katie Woo, Where Are You? by Fran Manushkin

  13. Erica C. says:

    Penguin says “Please”

  14. Nicole C. says:

    Girls’ Guide to Drawing

  15. susan smoaks says:

    we would enjoy reading this little piggy

  16. My son would love the Unearthed series!

  17. Breanne says:

    Hocus Pocus Hotel

  18. carol lewis says:

    Ooh lala, Cupcake Queen!

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    Ooh lala, Cupcake Queen!

  20. carol lewis says:

    Ooh lala, Cupcake Queen!

  21. Trisha McKee says:

    My daughter would love a Girl’s Guide to Drawing.

  22. Beverly Metcalf says:

    Cute books. I think my granddaughter would like the Girls’ Guide to Drawing book. Thanks for this contest!

  23. Vikki Billings says:

    I know that my nieces would love this book. Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying!: The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother