“What elevates this is McCarty’s fabulous art, which brings the idea of a really big family delightfully to life. A warm and wonderful treat that’s great for family story hours.” (Booklist (starred review) )
“Still bewitching, yet serious about her strong opinions, Chloe continues to stand out in a crowd.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review) )
“The gentle, child-friendly artwork complements the story told with minimal text. The result is a calming bedtime story for family sharing.” (School Library Journal (starred review) )
“Drawn in delicate pen-and-ink and watercolors, McCarty’s impeccably cute creatures seem to hover magically in midair, like little balloons in some fantastical, vaguely Japanese idyll. …After this ode to imaginative play among siblings, we can understand why Henry fell so deeply in love.” (New York Times Book Review )
“In CHLOE, McCarty captures the charm of a large squashed-together family, just in time for summer reunions.” (Boston Globe )
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Now you can make every occasion special, with a little help from Betty Crocker Decorating Cakes and Cupcakes. It's filled with inventive yet simple ways to make and decorate sweet treats that have a truly personal touch. Each chapter has a theme, such as holiday cakes or celebration cakes, and gives you creative designs and decorating techniques for dressing up cakes and cupcakes. You'll find step-by-step directions for creating cut-out and shaped cakes, plus recipes for sure showstoppers, including a Volcano Cake, Hanukkah Dreidel Cake, Easter Bunny Cake, Flowerpot Cupcakes, Wedding Cupcakes and more.
This book uses everyday ingredients and shows how you can wow your family and friends with delectable desserts that have that extra somethingwithout a lot of extra effort. You can take your pick: either make cake and frosting from scratch or use mixes and ready-to-spread frosting to save time. Bake a "formal" cake or whip up a batch of fun cupcakes. There's a whole chapter of cupcake recipes that will rekindle old memories of special Mom-made treats.
A helpful "Basics" section gets you started, with advice on everything from frosting and cutting cakes to storing and freezing them. In a rush? You'll love the tips on substituting convenience ingredients in scratch recipes to save time. If you're feeling creative, ideas for adding pizzazz using food writer pens, pearl or crystal sugar or decorating spray can help you turna simple cake into a culinary masterpiece.Each recipe is accompanied by a color photoand, if you need it, how-to illustrations for putting it all together. You'll also find useful nutrition information.
With these recipes and decorating techniques, you won't just bake cakes or cupcakesyou'll make new memories! You'll be inspired to try your own ideas and customize cakes for all kinds of special occasions, from bridal showers and housewarming celebrations to baby showers and kids' birthdays. Whatever the season, whatever the reason, you'll discover how to make the perfect cake to celebrate it!