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Cake My Day

Karen Tack & Alan Richardson discuss their new book CAKE MY DAY.

We like thinking outside the box. Taking that round pan [cake] cutting it in half and arranging it in a different shape you have a completely different cake.”

CAKE MY DAY: Easy, Eye-Popping Designs for Stunning, Fanciful, and Funny Cakes is packed with show-stopping cake projects for every skill level. With their expert guidance, anyone – from kitchen klutz to master decorator – can use everyday ingredients and tools to make one-of-a-kind cake creations.

Highlights include:

• Springtime cakes for every occasion – April Fool’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, and beyond! There’s a bunny hill stuffed with candy carrots, a cheerful little rain boot perfect for spring showers, and a “cheese platter” so realistic you’ll have to look twice.

• Surprise inside! Easy surprise-inside techniques like geometric shapes, zebra stripes, polka dots, and oh-so-trendy ombré for double the “wow.”

• Go beyond frosting with innovative decorating ideas. Candy (candy coated chocolates, pearl candies, fruit chews, etc) make a big impact without the fuss of a piping bag.

• No time to bake? No problem! All of Karen and Alan’s ingenious tricks can be used on store-bought cakes, too. Transform a frozen pound cake into everything from rocket ships to taxi cabs.

About Karen Tack: Karen Tack is a cooking teacher and food stylist whose food can be seen on the covers of Bon Appetit, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Parents, Nick Jr, and may more.

About Alan Richardson: Alan Richardson has photographed dozens of best-selling cookbooks, and his photographs appear in many leading food and women’s magazine. He is coauthor of he Breath of a Wok, which won two coveted IACP awards.

CAKE MY DAY is available on line, at most book stores and even in some of the big box stores.

This interview is sponsored by SweetWorks Confections, LLC, a Chocolat Frey Company.