Friday, February 1, 2013

No baking necessary! Making your #Dessert Masterpiece US/CAN 2/15 #CrazyCupid

I love my desserts and have always enjoyed baking, even though I may not have all the time in the world for it. I especially love how bakers create beautifully-made cakes and cupcakes. I wished I was talented enough to do that. I've seen some amazing creations from even some of my fellow blogger friends and thought, "Wow, I'm never going to be able to do something like that." That may just change with my newest book from Capstone Young Readers: Dessert Designer.

Dessert Designer ($12.95) by Dana Meachen Rau features 51 fun creations that's easy enough for kids. It's always funner when you do things together, right? And well, really, if it's easy enough for kids then a noobie like me should be able to handle it as well.

Using store-bought baked goods, simple ingredients and step-by-step instructions, the point is decorating the cake rather than cooking it. These designs are adorable and beautiful.

This book seriously looks so good, I wish I could eat the pictures. There's flowers, gift boxes, slides, roller coasters, popcorn (really, candy), baskets, and so much more! Here's a sample of the Fluffy Bunnies you could make. The creativeness is simply genius.
Fun dessert decorating tips, Dessert Designer
Recommended for kids ages 9-13 but I think it could apply to so many more people. Even if I don't do exactly what they say, there are so many possibilities and ideas that could branch out from these initial instructions. I can even see this being the source of some fun Valentine's Day creations!

Mouthwatering, right? Gosh, I only got to review the book and the spatula but for you, Capstone has created a wonderful giveaway set that includes the book, the spatula and a gorgeous set of 6 rainbow colored mixing bowls!! As usual, we appreciate Capstone for sending us a second copy of the book to donate to the Pediatrics Hematology and Oncology unit!
Dessert Designer Giveaway
Buy It: Shop online or in stores for Dessert Designer ($12.95).

Win It: 1 lucky WOS reader will win a copy of Dessert Designer, 6 colorful mixing bowls and a Capstone spatula! Enter on the Giveaway Tools form below from Feb 1 12AM EST to Feb 15 11:59PM EST. Open to US/Canada, 18+. Good luck! Please take the time to enter my other giveaways while you're here.
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helen may said...[Reply]

My husband, he looks like a skinny Santa, I have to keep trying to get him to eat more!

Kristi R. said...[Reply]

I'd design desserts with my son! He loves to bake!

wpogrant said...[Reply]

My grandson

Brandy, April, and Amanda said...[Reply]

I would use the book to design cakes for my boys and the neighbor. I am always looking for inspiration for something simple as I am the go to gal on the block for cakes.

tammilee said...[Reply]

I would make desserts for my Husband and family

Melissa Tiffany said...[Reply]

I make my kids cakes every year- some better than others! Any book that can make it better would be great!

Crunchy Frugalista said...[Reply]

I have never heard of these. They look really neat!

Nichol Tone said...[Reply]

With and for my daughters

Sylvia said...[Reply]

My grandaughters

Catie said...[Reply]

I would design desserts with my nieces and nephews!

Cori and Ben said...[Reply]

I would design them with my daughter and make them for our little family of 3. :-)

Crafty Zoo said...[Reply]

I'd use it for our God daughter. :D

Carrie said...[Reply]

My kiddos! They love to work with me in the kitchen...and they LOVE projects like these!

mongupp said...[Reply]

My kids....I love making and decorating cakes for them!

pippirose said...[Reply]

With my little niece. This would be right up her alley!

pippirose said...[Reply]

I'd love the book "Princess Addison Gets Angry".

mummytotwoboys said...[Reply]

I would design them for my children
(d schmidt)

Wild N Mild $$$ said...[Reply]

I would do them with my son.
Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

Simply Stacie said...[Reply]

My fiance and my children

Natalie said...[Reply]

I'd make them for my cousin's kids. They're at the age where they would love it!

Sarah Hayes said...[Reply]

Id make them for family

Tabitha said...[Reply]

i'd do it with and for my daughter.

DONNA CHEATLE said...[Reply]

I'd do them for my family!

Amanda Boerst said...[Reply]

For my family :)

Sacha Schroeder said...[Reply]

I would design them with my kids for my family!

Sacha Schroeder said...[Reply]

Football how it works for my son!

Ally said...[Reply]

I would definitely design desserts with my sister. We bake well together!

Sylvia Zajis said...[Reply]

I am a devoted baker and make goodies for family and friends all the time.

Laurie Bolduc said...[Reply]

I would design desserts with my 2 kids and also for my kids and hubby.

Laurie Bolduc said...[Reply]

I commented on this post...

Laurie Bolduc said...[Reply]

Capstone has a collection of more than 15,000 titles!

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...[Reply]

For my husband!

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...[Reply]

I would like Penguin Says Please!

Sonya Sanderson said...[Reply]

I would use it for my kids birthday parties

Victoria C said...[Reply]

I would make desserts for my family

Dominique Cloutier said...[Reply]

for my family

Mer said...[Reply]

I'd design desserts with my family.

apple blossom said...[Reply]

use with my daughters thanks

Kay Maher said...[Reply]

Oh, that's easy! I'd design with and for my eleven grandkids!

abrosius said...[Reply]

My husband and two boys would love fun desserts

eleanor said...[Reply]

I would design desserts for my husband and my family.

jcwega27 said...[Reply]

my daughter

Terra H. said...[Reply]

I'd design them with my 11 and 12 yoa step-daughters. Thanks.

vicjbr said...[Reply]

my niece n nephew. we just made evil hansel and gretel witch houses

Audra Weathers said...[Reply]

My daughter and I would have fun baking something with this prize pack; she really enjoys helping in the kitchen.

freddie said...[Reply]

I would design desserts with and for my grandchildren.

Tina L. said...[Reply]

My niece

Darlene said...[Reply]

With my granddaughter.

Darlene said...[Reply]

I like Princess Addison Gets Angry book said...[Reply]

my children

~Kelly said...[Reply]

My niece loves to bake.

Angie B said...[Reply]

I would design desserts with my mother in law. She is the baker in our family!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

my son and I love to cook together
amanda s
selenke at yahoo dot com

polly said...[Reply]

for our 4 year old grandson

steve weber said...[Reply]

for my niece and nephew.

carol roberts said...[Reply]

for my kiddos

Sarah Walker said...[Reply]

I would design them with my husband for my son.

Gina H. said...[Reply]

My nieces.

Megan Parsons said...[Reply]

I would make something for my husband and kids!

Megan Parsons said...[Reply]

I like most of their craft books. My favorite is the Origami XOXO

Tamar said...[Reply]

My kids.

Jesica H said...[Reply]

If I ever get around to it...for me!! LOL. I love to try to do this kinda stuff

Jammie Morey said...[Reply]

I would design desserts with my daughter.

J. 76 said...[Reply]

I would love to use this to make fun desserts for my family and to send with my husband to work with.


tweetyscute said...[Reply]

I would deisgn desserts for my kids and nieces and nephews

SG said...[Reply]

My husband...he's got a sweet tooth!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

My bf & friends are my taste testers they would love this for sure
rierie11booger (@)

Dayna W said...[Reply]

I would design desserts for my husband and son...I'm particularly thinking of birthday parties!

rachel said...[Reply]

For my sister!

Caryn S said...[Reply]

My 10 yr old stepson has been struggling with school and has been finding his determination with cooking and making masterpieces in the kitchen, would love to be able to win this to help him have more 'successes' and great inspiration in the kitchen.

Carolyn said...[Reply]

I love baking neat desserts to take to parties or for family members birthdays.

Melissa S said...[Reply]

My son and husband, they love all the cake design shows.

Sue Sattler said...[Reply]

I think my grandkids and I would have a lot of fun with this.

Jessica Fortner said...[Reply]

I'd love to make some great creations with both of my sons.

Lana Bradstream said...[Reply]

My daughter --on both counts


dorothy toto said...[Reply]

My kids.

charychild said...[Reply]

My daughters!

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...[Reply]

I would design birthday and holiday cakes for my family.


Sherry said...[Reply]

I would design treats for my kids. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cheryl Chervitz said...[Reply]

I would give this to my daughter so she can use it with her 3 babies!

Tania B said...[Reply]

I would love to design some desserts for my hubby!

cathy henatyszen said...[Reply]

I would design them with and for my kids

Anonymous said...[Reply]

I'd love to make the desserts with my niece.

Desiree Dunbar

Gretchen said...[Reply]

I love making different desserts, and now that my granddaughter is old enough to help it is twice as much fun again.

stefanie gladden said...[Reply]

my best friend!!!!

celina k said...[Reply]

I would design something for my husband!

Ken Ohl said...[Reply]

my niece for sure.

cathy henatyszen said...[Reply]

I like this book

Lloyd Family said...[Reply]

i woud design desserts with and for my 3 boys

Heather said...[Reply]

I'd design desserts with my kids.
hschonrock at yahoo dot com

Lizzwisniewski said...[Reply]

I'd design them for my 3 little boys

Holly S. said...[Reply]

With my kids! Thanks!

Lesley said...[Reply]

For my hubby! Thanks!

Familyof5 said...[Reply]

My mom


Familyof5 said...[Reply]

I like the Big Brothers Are the Best


desitheblonde said...[Reply]

i would love to have it for the kid here for party

desitheblonde said...[Reply]

ilike to try the krafts

Rena m said...[Reply]

I would actually give this to my sister, who is a super baker!

Rebekah M said...[Reply]

I love to bake, and my little sister is quickly becoming good at it, also! So I would definitely design baked goods with her. ;)

Melanie said...[Reply]

I would make them for my daughter and my husband and probably with them, too!

Chasity said...[Reply]

My son

Nan Nations said...[Reply]

My grandkids Raygan and Eli

Valerie said...[Reply]

With my daughter, she loves to bake and cook

Valerie said...[Reply]

I would love to try the Monster Knows series. they look like fun books for children

Valerie said...[Reply]

commented on

SweeTidbits said...[Reply]

With AND for my munchkins :)

Sherry Compton said...[Reply]

Lots of, friends, and coworkers. My daughter enjoys baking for me to take to work.

Paol Trenny said...[Reply]

I would designs it with my kids for family and friends ----- Pauline aka Paol Trenny ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

dawn keenan said...[Reply]

I'd bake for my kiddos.

Nesca said...[Reply]

i would make something for my kids and boyfriend

Kylie Carlson said...[Reply]

With my niece and nephew!

hhkaufman78 said...[Reply]

It would be for baking with my kids.

eg kaufman

Erin Rok said...[Reply]

I would make the cakes and stuff with my kiddos, my little girl loves to help me bake :)

Angela said...[Reply]

I would design desserts with my son. He loves to help create special treats!

Ellen C. said...[Reply]

My daughter loves to help me make cakes so I'd share this prize with her. Thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

Tonya Dean said...[Reply]

My daughter would help me.


WWillows6 said...[Reply]

I would love to design desserts for my 4 children.

Lisa Garner

Kasee said...[Reply]

At every family gathering, I'm the designated person to bring dessert. And my 3 youngest kids (11, 8, & 5) are GREAT helpers, now that my oldest (son) kitchen assistant headed off to college! We would have a blast with this prize.

Jennifer said...[Reply]

I'd give this to my best friend


Samantha Baker said...[Reply]

I would design desserts for my family and with my family!

charychild said...[Reply]

I'd like to try the book Sustaining Our Natural Resources from Capstone Publications.

BrittanyUtley said...[Reply]

I would design desserts with my step daughters and my nieces.

DevotedMommy said...[Reply]

my middle son (16) is my baking helper

Teresa Thompson said...[Reply]

My granddaughters! That's one of our favorite activities.

Laura said...[Reply]

I'd design desserts for my sister!

WWillows6 said...[Reply]

My son would love Ocean S.O.S. by Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler at Capstone Publications.

Lisa Garner

Jessamine Dungo said...[Reply]

I'd design cupcakes with my daughter. :)

Liberty Boblett said...[Reply]

I would design the cakes for my family. We love having homemade cakes for birthdays, so this would be great!

Naina John said...[Reply]

For my family

Anonymous said...[Reply]

I would be decorating with my 6 year old who loves to cook and says she wants to be a chef wilcarvic

Breanne said...[Reply]

My husband

bex said...[Reply]

For family parties.

Eustacia Miliusis said...[Reply]

That bunny is sooooo cute! I would like to have that book!

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