Like Hello, Cupcake! without all the baking, Extreme Cakeovers shares how to transform store-bought sheet cakes into edible showstoppers.
With before and after photos of each cake, how-to photos and instructions, and lots of ideas and tips, Extreme Cakeovers is a fun and practical cake decorating book that's perfect for beginners, enthusiasts, busy moms, creative kids, and anyone looking to set an event apart with an awe-inspiring cake.
Take one generic supermarket cake, add readily available candies and snack foods, and end up with designs that look like they came from a high-end bakery. Extreme Cakeovers shares incredible makeovers for ho-hum (or worse) frosted cakes, dramatically transforming them using ingredients you can buy in any grocery store.
Rick Reichart is a professional cake decorator whose couture pieces have been widely featured. He and his wife, Sasha, hatched this whimsical idea for creating unique cakes without using fancy techniques so that all home cooks can get in on the fun. The designs make clever use of store-bought treats like Fruit Roll-Ups, Cocoa Krispie Treats, Twizzlers, doughnuts, and more. With a few cuts to a cake base, some frosting, and lots of candies, you can make any of 40 unique designs.