Decorate Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids: Techniques, Projects, and Party Plans for Teaching Kids, Teens, and Tots

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Get the kids involved with Decorate Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids by Autumn Carpenter. This instructional craft book is filled with fun baking and decorating experiences that you can share with your children or grandchildren, while teaching them valuable skills they will use for a lifetime. With adult supervision, kids can learn to decorate cookies, cupcakes, and cakes for holidays, special events, or to share with friends.

Within these pages, you'll learn baking and preparing of cake, cupcakes, and cookies, starting off with the basics: utensils needed, measuring instructions, and kitchen safety tips. After the basics, the book continues with baking, filling, and icing--50 to 60 techniques in all--with eye-appealing, tasty designs for children to create that incorporate the methods taught. Rolled fondant techniques are thick throughout, keeping kids up-to-date with the today's most popular methods of decorating. Instructions also include basic piping instructions. Additional decorating techniques include edible frosting sheets and products to add sparkle.

The book is designed with 8-12 year old boys and girls in mind, and includes instructions clearly labeled for difficulty and time allowance, and instructional pictures that show children using the tools. Kid-inspired cake and cookie themes are perfect for birthdays, seasonal celebrations, and other special events.

About the Author

Autumn Carpenter is a nationally known confectionery artist, author, and demonstrator. She has published several books, including the best selling cake book: The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating and The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating, and Decorating Cakes, Cupcake, and Cookies with Kids. Autumn book Let's Bake Angry Birds Cakes will be published in October 2014. She demonstrates annually at the I.C.E.S. (International Cake Exploration Societé ) and travels across the United States, sharing the craft of cake decorating and other confectionery arts.

Autumn is co-owner of Country Kitchen SweetArt, a retail cake and candy supply store that has been in her family for over 45 years.

Autumn has developed her own line of useful tools and equipment for cake decorating and cookie decorating, and sells them online and in many cake and candy supply stores throughout the United States and in several other countries. Her cakes and products have been featured in numerous publications and magazines including American Cake Decorating and Cake Central.

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