You don't need much in the way of experience or talent to transform a simple cake or cookie into a creative masterpiece. According to virtuoso pastry chef Gerhard Jenne, you just need a sense of humor and a steady hand. In this inspiring book (with vibrant photographs by Jonathan Lovekin) Gerhard transforms cake decorating from a tedious chore into a pursuit that is both fun and a real outlet for creative expression. He provides master recipes for five basic frostings, six cookie doughs, and six cake batters. Armed with these materials and Jenne's clearly illustrated instructions even novice bakers can stride into the kitchen and confidently take up the whisk. And what creations! Delectable cookies whose bright, bold designs make them even more tempting, cakes that brim with flavor ... and humor.