Friday, September 6, 2013

Book Of The Week:
Extreme Cakeovers

Never fails; at least once a week I end up taking a picture of an interesting book I find while I'm shelving. Since I put away any and every book that gets checked out, prepare for a lot of variety in my book-of-the-week posts! Eventually, you will undoubtedly find something to suit your fancy.

Oh, and speaking of fancy, this week's pick is stuffed full of rather unconventional fancy food!

Even if you're not into sweets (gasp! Not into sweets!?), this book is still extremely fun to flip through. You will be amazed at the tasty creations the authors have created! Who knew you could have a dessert that looks EXACTLY like a plate of roast beef, peas, carrots, and potatoes? Now you know what to do if you don't want people to notice that you're having dessert for dinner ;)

Title: Extreme Cakeovers.
Author: Rick and Sasha Reichart

Wanted: Must love candy, cookies, frosting, and fun. No experience required!
Make over any purchased sheet cake or frozen pound cake into a stunning creation that looks like it came from a fancy bakery—no special skills or equipment necessary! Even if you’ve never tried to decorate a cake before, with a good supply of candies and other store-bought treats and the detailed instructions in Extreme Cakeovers, you’ll be able to accomplish forty unique designs. You can:

   • Fashion robot hands from chocolate-covered doughnuts
   • Make Fruit Roll-ups blossom into a bouquet of red roses
   • Roll Rice Krispies Treats and Swedish Fish into realistic sushi
   • String a pretty strand of gumball pearls
   • Create a train smokestack from an ice cream cone and marshmallow

Including tips and designs to please everyone from five to one hundred, Extreme Cakeovers is a whimsical guide to crafting cakes that will be the centerpiece of any occasion, from kids’ birthdays to Halloween, Father’s Day to Valentine’s Day, engagement parties to retirement gatherings. 


  1. Hi Sarah,

    We are excited to see our book Extreme Cakeovers selected as your book of the week! We know you have the opportunity (lucky you!) of being surrounded by many books and we are pleased ours caught your eye! Feel free to reach out to us if you make one of the cakes. We would love to see it!


    Sasha and Rick

    1. Thanks for dropping a comment! One of these days when I have a day off work, it would be a blast to get a friend or two together and try to make something from your book. When I finally get to try it, I will be sure and post a photo for you guys!

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  3. You're welcome. We'll look forward to seeing your finished cake!