Monday, February 3, 2014

Chinese Takeout Noodles Cake and Book Review

Months ago, as I was visiting my favorite blogs, I stopped On Pink Little Cake.  Kathia's post was a book review for "Extreme Cakeovers" by Rick and Sasha Reichart. 
Kathia gave a glowing review of the book and then shared The cake that she and her daughter had chosen to make from the book. The process looked so fun, and they did a fabulous job on their "Day of the Dead" cake
I commented on her post that I needed to buy the book, and lo, and behold, the authors contacted me and sent me a book of my own!  Woo hoo!
I love this book because it's perfect for the novice cake decorator like me, but also fun for the experienced decorator, especially if they are short on time, or want to involve children in the decorating process.
January 31 was Chinese New Year (year of the horse), and my husband picked up some Chinese food on the way home from work, which was followed by Chinese food for dessert...this cake!
This Chinese Takeout Noodles cake was especially easy to throw together because I already had a spare, round layer of chocolate cake in my freezer, and had already gathered the other ingredients days before, including the takeout carton that our local Chinese restaurant gave to me:)
It came together in a snap (pre-made cake, frosting noodles, candy veggies/meat)) and we got a kick out of the end result! It was the perfect dessert for two!

Rick and Sasha Reichart have created and complied 40 fun cake designs with complete instructions, along with recipes and tips to ensure success.  Believe me, they know what they are talking about!  Check out their blog: Cake 5-0 and their bakery site (Cakelava on Oahu, Hawaii) and you will be in awe when you see Rick's cakes!

Thanks so much for the book, Sasha and Rick!

(All opinions are my own.)


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14 comments:

  1. What an awesome cake! So very creative.

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  2. This is crazy neat! My kids couldn't believe it was a cake....me neither! So glad you gave us a cut-in-half picture to prove it. :)

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  3. Sue, what a marvellous cake! It's.. amazing, really! That noodles seems real!! you're fantastic my dear! have a nice day, with love!

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  4. Wow so cool. Sharing on the 1 Fine Cookie FB page!

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  5. Very creative, but I'm going to be let down by the original not tasting as good! XOXO

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  6. Wow Sue! I'm really impressed! As much as I can decorate the heck out of a cookie, cakes make me a little nervous, but your incredible success has given me some courage! This looks fantastic!!

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  7. o my...I am speechless, Sue. You have outdone yourself!

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  8. I cannot even comprehend that this is a cake. HOLY MOLY!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  9. wow sue, that looked so real when i first saw!! great job (and i thought you were going to announce your own book when i first clicked over, thats the trend these days ;) Must check out the book, my kiddos loved the robot cover!

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  10. ok i am commenting on this post in the hopes of getting your free book whenever you get it published which i hope will be very soon-LOL best chinese take out ever! :>D

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  11. Sue, your Chinese Takeout Noodles cake looks fabulous, and we knew it would be!! As authors, we are very proud of your accomplishment. :) Thank you so much for sharing our 'Extreme Cakeovesr' book and the Chinese Takeout Noodles cake with your readers. To the readers, thank you all for the support! We hope everyone has as much fun making the cakes as we had designing them! - Sasha and Rick

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  12. I am seriously in awe with Chinese takeout cake! Amazing details! You are awesome in what you do ♥

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  13. WOW, you really did an amazing job with this cake! I have not heard of the book, and now I can't wait to check it out!

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  14. This is such a fun idea and perfect for Chinese New Year! As always, great attention to detail :)

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