Leave those expensive bakery cakes behind; now anyone can easily create kid-friendly cakes! Accessible for novices, yet inspiring enough for seasoned cake decorators, these 50 original cake designs are shown in color photographs that capture the entire preparation process. The eye-popping treats include an incredible Giant Ice Cream Cone cake, Flowers and Butterflies cake, and cool Christmas Snowmen. Basic cake and icing recipes are included, along with equipment lists and a host of professional cake decorators’ tips. There are cakes for boys and girls of all ages, seasonal and holiday-themed delicacies, and even some of the wildest cupcakes ever, plus advice for transforming store-bought cakes into unique and personalized creations that will be the stunning centerpiece of any party table.