1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I've made cake balls in the past and found them to be the most amazingly delicious thing I've ever had, but they were complicated and tedious to make. This book provided lots of little tips and tricks on how to streamline the process. However, I was slightly disappointed. The title says "tips, tricks, and recipes..." so I was expecting new and interesting recipes to try out, but there are only two cake recipes and four frosting recipes; in fact, she actually recommends using cake mix and store-bought frosting! As a recipe book this falls flat. As a decorating book this is great, the ideas are cute and original and, even more important, easy to follow. She doesn't use ingredients that are… Read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
"Blogging for Bliss" is a great book. There are lots of great pictures and the information is quite useful. Frey covers topics such as choosing a platform, taking and effectively using engaging photos, as well as increasing readership and blog etiquette. I'm sure you could find most of this information for free on the internet but it's nice to have it put together so nicely and conveniently. I also like the fact that she uses examples from a lot of other blogs so that you get a wide range of approaches, not just hers.
However, this inclusion of other bloggers is also part of the drawback. Far too much of this book is devoted simply to profiling other bloggers; at the end of every… Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Martha has done it again. This book covers a huge range of techniques and projects and most of the things would be fine for the beginner. Unlike last year's Encyclopedia of Crafts, this volume is arranged by the finished product rather than by the technique used to create them, and then in the beginning there is a huge section that covers the basics of all the techniques.
The basic techniques covered in the beginning are:
Quilting and Patchwork
And the projects are:
Animals (stuffed toys)
Books… Read more