Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Wonderfully Creative Dessert Book by Dana Meachen Rau

Dessert Designer: Creations You Can Make and Eat!
By Dana Meachen Rau
ISBN-13: 978-1623700065
Publisher: Capstone Young Readers

Softcover (112 pages)

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Book blurb:

Turn your boring desserts into fantastic works of food art. Learn to make cupcakes into bunnies or candies into shining stars. The best part of this book is learning its OK to play with your food!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley for the purpose of review. The review is my honest opinion and I was not paid for this service. 

Dessert Designer: Creations You Can Make and Eat! is a very creative guide for making unique desserts. While this does give you the directions for creating the many creations inside it does not however, give you the recipes for the cupcakes, cakes or cookies used to make the creations. The author had some wonderful ideas of which I cannot wait to try. The author created step by step directions that are easily understood by someone who has never done anything like this before. There are tons of wonderful illustrations throughout the book in which you can use to reference your creation.

The included photos of the decorator's toolbox was a nice addition to the book as not every cook has used all of the tools that the author mentioned. It was nice to be able to look back to see what it was that she was referring to. Although the book was designed for young children, I think adults are more appealed to the book mainly because we as parents are always looking for new and unique ways to get our children to eat or try new things. This book certainly has new innovative ways of doing just that. Although the book creations are all for sweets, I think that the ideas would also do well with vegetable or fruit creations as well.

I give this book 4.5 stars out of a total of 5 stars.

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