Reviews of Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My!

Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My!


New From: $2.99 USD In Stock

Best selling authors Karen Tack and Alan Richardson are back with more cupcake inspiration. But not only cupcakes this time, novel and fun ideas for pies, cakes and cookies as well that are easier than ever to use.

Unlike some other recipe books,  this one uses easy to find ingredients and items that you can find in your local store.

The Good

Customers particularly liked the fun and clear photos of the decorating ideas that made them want to try them out for themselves.

They also said that the step by step instructions were easy so that even a complete beginner could follow them and create stunning desserts.

Even though some of the ideas are quite complex and involved to complete, there is room in each of the projects for children to get involved.

The Not So Good

Some people were expecting a cook book, but this is mostly a decorating book, and the recipes use cake mixes rather than giving “made from scratch” recipes.

A number of people also said that the desserts are amazing to look at, but may need some tweaking to make them taste as good as they look.

 

 

Reviews of Wilton 4-Tier Stacked Cupcake and Dessert Tower

Wilton 4-Tier Stacked Cupcake and Dessert Tower


New From: $12.22 USD In Stock

A convenient, simple and elegant way to display and serve your cupcake creations or other desserts.  It could even be used to serve other kinds of starters, fruit or finger food.

With 4 easy to assemble tiers, you can display up to 36 cupcakes, and store it away with ease when not in use.  It is made from tough, durable and easy to clean plastic, and is just over 16″ high when assembled.  The tiers are slightly angled to display your desserts to their best advantage.

The Good

One of the most commented on aspects of this dessert tower is how handy it is that you can just take it apart and store it easily without it taking up too much space.

The tough, durable plastic construction also was appreciated for being sturdy and easy to clean.

Overall, most customers were extremely happy and satisfied with this product and would wholeheartedly recommend it.  No wonder it is one of the more popular Wilton products on Amazon!

The Not So Good

A very small number of customers said that the slight tilt of the tiers caused the cakes to fall off from the stand.

Tips From Customers

Why not use some ribbon or other decorations on the tower to match your party’s color scheme?

 

Reviews of Contemporary Cake Decorator’s Bible

The “Contemporary Cake Decorator’s Bible: Over 150 Techniques and 80 Stunning Projects” by best-selling author and sugarcrafter Lindy Smith is packed full of modern, fun and exciting ideas to make your cake something special.

Not only does it include loads of ideas to inspire you, it also is a useful resource and reference book for mastering over 150 techniques in cake decorating and baking.  It also includes over 80 projects for you to get started with detailed step-by-step instructions.

Whether you are an experienced cake decorator looking for new ideas, or a complete novice, you will enjoy creating and learning from this beautifully illustrated book.

It also makes a fabulous gift for anyone who loves making and decorating cakes!

The Good

This book is viewed as a favorite by many customers, especially beginners as it contains detailed and clear step-by-step instructions and information about how to use a variety of tools, molds etc.

Some sections of the book that were really appreciated were “Non-Sugarcarft Tools” which shows you how to use everyday household items as tools, the “Color Wheel” sections for help on tinting and coloring icing and the “Cake Carving” section which is a particularly tricky thing to master.

Loads of people say that it is a fantastic book for explaining how to use the tools that most people probably have at home.

The Not So Good

Although claiming to have something for everyone, most people felt that it was more useful for those not so experienced.  People who are already skilled at cake decorating may not find that much to inspire or teach them.

Wilton Bake Easy Non-Stick Spray

Wilton Bake Easy Non-Stick Spray


New From: $9.95 USD In Stock

A very convenient solution to ensure that your cakes come out easily from your pans every time.  Forget messing with greasy pieces of kitchen paper or brushing on oil that pools in the crevices.

With just a light, even spray, your pans will be coated, and your cakes will be even and easier to decorate.

So is it really as good as all that? What do real customers say about it?

Pros

Many customers were pleasantly surprised by the results of the Bake Easy Spray, saying that the results were better than expected.  Once person said that she hadn’t had even one cake fail to come out of the pan perfectly.  She also said that it made the pan easier to clean which, of course is an added bonus!

Another plus mentioned by a customer is that as you just need a very light coating, the spray can lasts a long time.  This customer now uses this spray for all her baking.

One more advantage mentioned is that most cooking sprays mean that the outer crust of the cake cooks quicker and becomes thicker and creates more crumbs. Bake Easy prevents this from happening and produces a smooth and even surface to decorate.

It is also noteworthy that the spray does not contain hydrogenated oils.

Cons

One customer felt that the spray was unreliable and that lumps of cake stuck to the pan.  She said that other forms of greasing a pan were more reliable.

Reviews of Kuhn Rikon Cookie Press

Kuhn Rikon Clear Cookie Press


New From: $19.69 USD In Stock

Make hundreds of cool cookies in one easy session with this cookie press from Kuhn Rikon.  So light and easy that you can even use it one handed (left or right!). Simply choose one of the 14 discs, fill with cookie mixture, and press down to create perfectly uniform cookies in no time.

The clear container makes it simple to see when you need to refill the mixture. Some versions come with an extra barrel so you can fill up with cookie mixture and don’t have to stop mid flow.

It also seems to come with an adapter so that you can use standard icing tips to make it a really versatile kitchen gadget.

So easy that even the kids can use it!

Pros

One customer compared this product favorably to some more popular brands.  She said that it was far easier to clean, and much easier to use, even with one hand leaving the other hand free.

The results are professional looking cookies, and the dough comes out smoothly and evenly.

Cons 

One customer said that despite making fantastic cookies, it did not produce great results when used for frosting.

Some people felt that the cookies were too small (1.5″-2″).

A couple of other people found that the plastic ring was a bit flimsy and either popped off or broke.

Tips from Customers

The instructions say that you should chill the cookie sheets and not grease them, and this was agreed upon by customers!

Remember that the discs are not suitable for use in the dishwasher.

Ensure that your cookie dough is not too thick, or it will be very hard to squeeze the trigger, and the results wont be good.

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