What do you do when a cake-decorating hobby turns into a full-blown addiction?
If you're Elise Strachan, you open a cupcake business and launch a wildly successful YouTube channel and blog of the same name.
My Cupcake Addiction, now one of the largest baking and decorating communities on the internet, reaches millions of dessert enthusiasts each week thanks to Elise's talent for helping novice bakers all over the world achieve astounding results.Imaginative, playful and occasional cakes are Elise's specialty.
In Sweet! Celebrations she shares edible delights that anyone can tackle with a few basic tools and a trip to the local supermarket, including delicious creations for Halloween, Birthdays, Valentines and Christmas.
Every chapter includes a large 'centrepiece' cake, in addition to 'small bake' recipes (and a couple of 'no bake' options). Make Balloon cake pops in the chapter 'Let's Celebrate'; lovingly create Chocolate raspberry cookie pots in 'Sweets for my sweet'; get inspired with Elise's Lemon curd cheesecake eggs and Beehive meringues in 'Spring Fling'; pull out all the stops with the 'Make a splash' Chocolate Drip Cake in the chapter 'Tea for Two'; impress hot dog fanatics with a Hot dog cake with pouring ketchup illusion in 'The Grill Master'; create a 'Frightening Feast' with a Jack o' lantern smash cake and Zombie brain cakes for Halloween; make a Tree stump cake in 'Rustic Romance'; and get festive with Stuffed stocking surprise cookies in the final chapter 'Happy holidays'.
The book also features a generous selection of tried and trusted basic recipes, in addition to templates for cake designs.
With recipes for simple drinks and smaller treats, along with craft projects, party-planning tips and styling ideas, Sweet!
Celebrations will help you find a theme and take it as far as you want ...the cake is only the beginning.