I started taking cake decorating classes with my mom when I was twelve and my daughter is really into baking and decorating as well. I was very impressed with Decorate Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids, the ideas, photos and instructions are clear, colorful and fun. And the projects are simple enough for kids to do and look really fantastic.There are so many great ideas that kids would really love and would work well for birthdays or other celebrations.
One of my favorite things about the book is that they have coordinating cookies, cake and other items, like the Pretty Pony cake, cookies and adorable cowboy hat cake pops. Or the soccer cake for girls (with flowers) with matching soccer cookies.
They also show how to make striking desserts with easy elements, like edible frosting sheets. My daughter is trying to perfect her piping skills and has referred a lot to photos in the book to learn more.There are several treats that use fondant so we are trying to gain some skills in that area as well.If you have a young baker in your home, I highly recommend Decorate Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids, since it has really helpful tips and the final products are adorable!