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.)