I was delighted to find this book under our tree at Christmas, what a treat !
The books is really well made and I find the technical chapter at the beginning of the book very good. Techniques are explained clearly with lots of photographs.
The author really goes back to basics and shows the reader everything there is to know to make her beautiful cookies, from cutting the dough to covering the cookies with fondant or royal icing. She even shows how to make cookie cutters and piping bags.
In this sections you will also find recipes for cookie dough (vanilla, gingerbread and others) and royal icing.
The rest of the book is divided into 4 chapters:
Celebration and Gift
Fun for children
Love and wedding
In each section there is a beautiful selection of designs. You will be spoiled for choice. There are so many I want to try !
For each design there is a step by step photographic guide on how to decorate the cookies. Every technique required is well explained here or at the beginning of the book therefore all bakers should be able to follow the steps and achieve a beautiful cookie.
Templates to cut the cookies are included at the back of the book or can be downloaded here.
Some of my favourite designs:
What a fantastic idea this is !!!
Fabulous for a princess birthday party: Crown and Wand
Love the cherry blossoms
Fresh colours for Christmas
All in all a very good book. Definitely a recommended buy for anyone who does not know all the techniques involved in cookie decorating since they are really well explained here.
Lots of inspirational pictures and a good collection of designs for every occasion.
At RRP £14.99 I think it is a great buy.
Please note that my opinions are my own and I am only reviewing books I already own.