Party Food Books
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!
50 fabulous kids' cakes, cupcakes and cake pops. Kids' Birthday Cakes Step by Step is a delicious guide that takes the stress out of baking unforgettable birthday cakes to wow your child, whatever their age. Choose your child's cake from a delectable array of over 50 show-stopping cake designs, from animal cakes to sports cakes and toy cakes. Would your kid go crazy for a circus cake with matching circus animal cake pops, or would they prefer a dinosaur egg cake with miniature egg cupcakes? Whether you are making birthday cakes for girls or boys, there's something for everyone. Every cake design has visual step-by-steps making the birthday cake creating process stress-free, plus you'll be provided with themed cupcake decoration ideas and be shown how to make cake pops. You'll also be able to plan ahead with handy tips on how long the cake will take to make, build, bake and decorate so everything will be ready in time for your child's party. With Kids' Birthday Cakes Step by Step you'll be able to add the perfect finishing touches with cake-decorating techniques such as piping, moulding figures and using fondant icing, taking your child's birthday cake from average to awesome in no time.
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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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Written by popular food blogger Erin Gleeson, Forest Feast for Kids serves up quick, easy, and fun vegetarian recipes that kids will love to make. In addition to its recipes--which span meals, party food, snacks, and beverages--the book includes instructions on how to set a table, ideas for fun and crafty table decorations, guides on how to use utensils safely and a glossary of culinary terms. Vibrant photographs of the dishes, as well as of children making them, complemented by Erin's own fanciful watercolour illustrations and hand-lettering, showcase the rustic simplicity of the fare.
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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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Nothing pleases children more than to be given a custom-made cake made that reflects their personality, interests, or even characters that appear in books or TV shows. There are so many special events that deserve a celebration, and themed novelty cakes make a great focal point for a birthday or other occasion.
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Because the cakes in this book start with either a simple round or square cake, they do not take long to make, and they can be made ahead of time, covered in fondant, and stored until they are needed. There is a design to suit every child: little girls will love the doll's house, magic rabbit and sugar mice, while for a boy's party, the army tank, fire engine, dart board and pirate's hat would be ideal.
Adults will find the cakes fun to make, and even beginners will be able to make accomplished-looking cakes. Whatever the event, you will find a cake to suit the occasion, and make every child's party a success.
As we continue to guzzle tea like there's no tomorrow, tea parties and afternoon tea have surged in popularity for birthdays, hen parties, baby showers or just a little treat. With a gorgeous collection of cakes, biscuits, scones and sandwiches, Afternoon Tea Party will elevate any teatime to something extraordinary and this little Mini has everything you need to make your party extra special.
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Full of sweet treats for you to make at home, MasterChef finalist Hannah Miles' Milkshake Bar is a tremendous book for anyone who has a sweet tooth and enjoys customising and drinking delicious milkshakes.
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From classics to light and healthy, fruity delights, you'll find ideas for treats and desserts all year round. The book contains recipes for shakes, malts, floats and other soda fountain classics - ranging from a banana caramel milkshake to an apple snow shake and a doughnut float.
Complemented by Kate Whitaker's gorgeous photography, this is a brilliantly nostalgic book that comes with a number of inspired new milkshake creations!
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.
In this enormous and beautiful book, Sarah Raven takes us through the year with recipes that will appeal to best friends, children, uncles and mother-in-laws alike. Whether roasting rose flavoured marshmallows round a bonfire or tucking into a glorious Christmas lunch, there is something here for everyone. Sarah's seasonal recipes are utterly delectable, and include Beetroot tart with horseradish cream, Sussex stewed steak, Sesame salmon with pea pesto, Parsnip and sweet potato chips, Rabbit pie, Barbecued lamb kebabs with spiced aubergine sauce, Pork and porcini casserole, Banbury cakes, Blackcurrant mousse ice cream, plumb syllabub and Tarte tatin - which can be accompanied by glasses of home-made Ginger beer or Danish glogg. Stylish and gorgeously illustrated with photographs by Jonathan Buckley, this book is a joyous celebration of both the countryside and of fantastic food, and one that you'll turn to for inspiration again and again.
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Choose from a huge collection of appetizing favourites including simple nibbles, finger food, dips and dippers, and recipes for informal brunches, lunches and suppers. This title contains everything you need to know about successful party planning, with advice on making guest lists, seating plans, table settings, decorations, themed parties and essential entertaining tips. Recipes include fabulous dishes such as cappucino of Puy lentils, lobster and tarragon or goat's cheese souffle. Of course, no party would be perfect without an irresistible dessert: choose from delicious puds such as frozen Grand Marnier souffles and iced lime cheesecake. It has useful information on planning the menu, preparing the food and cooking ahead, plus advice on selecting perfect drinks for the occasion. Being prepared is the key to success, and the book opens with a useful reference section. Advice is given on all the essentials, from deciding what type of party to host and making guest lists to estimating the food and drink requirements and creating stylish table settings. The heart of the book is a wonderful recipe selection, which includes elegant canapes such as smoked trout mousse in cucumber cups. Nibbles, dips and finger food are party treats that everyone enjoys and there are 400 exciting recipes to choose from. Chapters on brunches, lunches and fork suppers include tasty dishes like potato and red pepper frittata, and leek, saffron and mussel tartlets. The selection of special occasion dishes includes cider-glazed ham and rich game pie. There are also many no-fuss main meal recipes, such as Malaysian seafood stew and three-cheese lasagne.
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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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If you're a vegetarian and enjoy a good barbecued meal - or if you just fancy a change from meat - this little cookbook contains 101 delicious meat-free recipes for you to put on the grill and enjoy.
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Suitable for every season, the book includes recipes for burgers, smoked foods and a tasty selection of skewers, salads slaws, salsas and sauces.
There are even some sweet treats to add the finishing touches to your brilliant barbecue.
Make a lasting impression with a stunning fruit, appetizer or dessert bouquet. Perfect for gift-giving or any celebration, these 40 homemade, edible centerpieces are easy-to-make, inexpensive and beautiful. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to learn how to easily assemble fruit, appetizers or treats into impressive arrangements that will make your next special occasion memorable.
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