The Australian Women's Weekly is famous for its colourful, easy-to-create, imaginative and crazy kids' birthday cakes with generations having fond memories of eagerly selecting their chosen favourite before each year's birthday celebration.
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Here for the first time is a bumper selection of the most fantastic cakes from over the years as well as 20 brand new recipes which are sure to become instant classics.
Showcasing the best-ever Fantasy, Adventure, Animals, Playtime and Numbers cakes, there's a huge choice for children of all ages. Having one of these cakes as a centrepiece will make your child's birthday party legendary!
Internationally renowned cake decorator Zoe Clark takes her first ever foray into kids cakes in her most accessible, beginner-friendly book to date! This stunning collection of 12 easy-to-achieve cake designs shows you that beautiful novelty cakes for children is not only possible but simple if you follow these clear step-by-step tutorials from one of the best sugarcraft teachers in the world. These sophisticated, contemporary and desirable cakes for girls and boys include cake a baby elephant design, a 3D toy box cake, an enchanted garden design and a circus-inspired cake for younger children as well as a surfing cake, paintball cake and make-up cake for older children. Zoe will also teach you how to make 'surprise inside' cakes, which reveal a pattern when you cut into the cake. With 12 inspirational designs and clear step-by-step photographs of exactly how to create and build up each cake, as well as Zoe's tried and tested cake recipes, you'll soon be making amazing party cakes at home that you will be proud to show off!
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The Australian Women's Weekly's world famous kids' birthday cakes are now available for even the clumsiest, most time-pressed baker. With spectacular creations in magazines and high expectations from over-excited children, the pressure to create the perfect cake for your child's birthday is immense but this book makes each creation exceptionally easy and approachable. With step-by-step instructions (and photography for the more complicated maneouvres) and AWW's triple-tested guarantee, using Quick & Easy Birthday Cakes enables you to try the most impressive-looking creations, with the reassuring Test Kitchen holding your hand.
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Put on your very own party with Peppa Pig and her little brother George! With fun games to play, simple decorations to press out and make and delicious treats to bake! Based on the hit preschool animation Peppa Pig, shown daily on Five's Milkshake and Nick Jnr.
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The magical moment when the birthday cake arrives is always the highlight of a child's birthday party. And it's every parent's wish to bake the cake of their child's dreams, but all too often there isn't enough time or lack of inspiration. Cake queen Annie Rigg takes the fear out of baking fabulous cakes for kids in this collection of more than 50 foolproof recipes. There are ideas for both the novice cook and the skilled baker, and of course, the most demanding birthday girl or boy! There's no need for fancy kitchen equipment or baking skills as most of the cakes use one master recipe that can be made in different quantities and cake tins. The ingredients and decorations can all be bought from a supermarket or sweet shop. The six chapters include The Basics: cake mixes and frostings that are used throughout the book, plus helpful decorating ideas and tips on how to assemble the cakes. The Simple Cakes chapter covers recipes that are just that: yummy cakes such as Banana & Toffee Cake, Fantastic Chocolate Cake and Princess Cupcakes. Animals has recipes for a Teddy Bear, a Jolly Green Dinosaur and a Prickly Hedgehog complete with minty spikes.Transport covers Tractors to Rocket Ships via Fire Engines. The Fantasy chapter has a selection of cakes that are perfect for imaginative themed parties, with options like a Pirate's Treasure Chest and a Wizard's Hat. Wildlife has an outdoor theme with treats that might appeal to the younger child like a Curly Caterpillar and a Buzzing Beehive.There's something for every age, from a child's first birthday to toddlers, teens and even the big kid in all of us - and every cake is guaranteed to bring whoops of joy at any birthday celebration.
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Plan your celebration using the helpful hints and tips, including how to open a bottle of champagne, and ideas for easy and impressive spreads, toppings and breads. Whet the appetite with classic nibbles, dips and savoury snacks, such as Cheese Aigrettes, Guacamole, and Duck Wontons with Spicy Mango Sauce, then serve a selection of more substantial dishes including Risotto Frittata, and a variety of salads and cold dishes. Refresh your guests with classic cocktails, such as Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri or Kew Pimms or a selection of exciting non-alcoholic drinks. Whether you are throwing a Christmas cocktail party, a birthday buffet or having a few friends round, "Party & Buffet Cookbook" has all the recipes you will need. Thorough party planning is vital and this volume provides essential advice on all the necessary details, from creating the appropriate atmosphere to estimating food and drink requirements. From the day you decide to have a party, to washing up the glasses after the last guest has left, you will find this book an invaluable asset in making your party one to remember.
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Why give your child generic, sugar-filled juice from concentrate when you could hand them a glass of Blackberry Banana Blast, Pineapple Tangerine Twister, or Green Veggie Goodness? When study after study shows that store-bought juices can be more trouble than they're worth, it's time to turn to your own kitchen. In "201 Healthy Smoothies and Juices for Kids", you'll find all the essential recipes you'll need to replace boring, sugary one-fruit bottled juice with delicious, nourishing combinations that will: Boost your child's immune system; Balance natural sugars with essential vitamins and nutrients; Sneak in extra servings of fruits and vegetables when picky eaters try to put their feet down; and, Replace soda and pricey store-bought drinks - for good! With this book, you will introduce your child to the wonderful flavours of fruits and vegetables with every delightful glass.
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Good Housekeeping recipes tick all the boxes - They look great They taste delicious They're easy to make Now, learn how to be a clever cook with this amazing new cookery series. Each Good Housekeeping recipe - triple-tested for perfect results - is guaranteed to stand the test of your occasion, be it birthday, Easter, Christmas, Halloween or even Valentine's Day. Packed with good old favourites, tasty new ideas, save money, time and effort tips, up-to-date nutritional breakdown including protein and fibre, and savvy advice throughout, it couldn't be easier to create a delicious masterpiece for your special event. Enjoy! Other titles in the Good Housekeeping series include Bake Me a Cake, Easy Peasy, Al Fresco Eats, Let's Do Brunch, Cheap Eats, Gluten-free & Easy, Low Fat Low Cal, Salad Days, Posh Nosh, Flash in the Pan, Roast It!, Great Veg and Slow Stoppers
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From Chocolate Chip Cookies and Maple and Pecan Nut Brownies to Fairy Castle Cake and Pink Monkey Cake, this comprehensive book contains stunning recipes that will make any children's party a sensational success.
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Choosing what to make is made easy, with cakes and bakes grouped by type, including cookies and bars; breads, teabreads, buns and muffins; every day cakes; and special occasion cakes. A section of basic recipes will help both novice and experienced cooks to create perfect cakes, with recipes for different types of icing and frosting as well as techniques for creating simple piped flowers, chocolate curls or petal paste.
The step-by-step instructions for each recipe are accompanied by a photograph of the finished item to inspire and guide.
This title offers a colourful and fun new take on a timeless series designed to introduce young children to unfamiliar situations in an amusing and friendly way. Stickers can be used throughout the stories to replace key words and help young children build their vocabulary. This title features Stephen Cartwright's delightful illustrations, providing lots to look at and talk about. It is an ideal starting point for young children and adults to discuss first experiences. It includes over 50 stickers plus 'I found the duck!' reward stickers.
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Create over 40 simple yet incredibly stylish cakes for every occasion, from weddings and anniversaries, to birthdays, christenings and Christmas. Discover a variety of irresistible cake designs in all colors, shapes and sizes. This title includes a wide selection of sweet cupcakes and gorgeous minicakes to make when time is short.Explore a wide variety of quick and easy sugarcrafting techniques. Beginner and intermediate sugarcrafters will complete the projects with ease, while discovering professional sugarcrafting tricks.Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, simple recipes, and beautiful photography ensure mouthwatering results. Clever packaging ideas are also included to make your cakes look even more desirable.
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From eye-catching pom-poms to pretty garlands and stunning giant flowers, you'll want to make every one of these wonderful paper decorations. Begin with the classic pom-poms - popular in the 60s and 70s, but enjoying a stylish revival today. Make them in different sizes and colours for a real impact. Learn, too, how to make honeycomb balls and rosette snowflakes - all hanging decorations that will look great hung from the ceiling, in a window or on a Christmas tree. In chapter 2, you'll find garlands and bunting - why not try the cupcake garland, using cupcake cases to sit around fairy lights and look like twinkling flowers, or have a go at the vintage book bunting, that would add character at a themed party or in a child's bedroom? Finally, create impressive centrepieces - giant roses and daffodils, a flower wreath made from coffee filters and waxed floating lilies are among the striking designs. The projects use a variety of paper materials, including tissue, card and crepe paper, as well as recycled magazine pages and wrapping paper - and no specialist craft experience is needed. Step-by-step photography will show you exactly what to do. Plus, every template you'll need is included at the back of the book.
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Dear time-traveller, this is no ordinary book. This book will allow you to destroy monsters, design gadgets and use your imagination to create new worlds. The perfect gift for a young Time Lord aged 9+ you know, the Doctor Who: Time Traveller's Journal, will keep them entertained for hours and hours...
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With images to complete, pages to fill with notes and favourite things about the show, space to create gadget designs and much, much more, the book encourages young fans of the best-loved show to use their imagination and celebrate everything they love about the Doctor, his companions and his many foes.
With the new series of Doctor Who coming in September, this is the ideal book to whet young fans' appetites.
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Hundreds of the most hilarious football jokes around. Perfect for football fans to enjoy in between those all-important World Cup games, Premier League matches and European Cup finals. When is a footballer like a baby? When he dribbles. Who's in goal when the ghost team plays football? The ghoulie, of course Why is a football crowd learning to sing like a person opening a tin of sardines? They both have trouble with the key. What goes stomp, stomp, stomp, squelch? An elephant with wet football boots. How does an octopus go on to a football pitch? Well-armed! How can a footballer stop his nose running? Put out a foot and trip it up. What's the best day for a footballer to eat bacon and eggs for breakfast? Fry-day.
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