According to the author “little cakes are easier to make than big cakes, because you are handling smaller quantities.” This makes the book perfect for the beginner baker. All the recipes have great illustrations that take you through the stages of baking step by step. There are lots of different yummy recipes to try, and they’re all a bit different to what you might find in your average baking book! A mouthwatering read for all the aspiring bakers.
For something a little more substantial, you might want to check this awesome book. Its focus is on dishes that are quick, healthy and tasty. Whip up a Knickerbocker Glory, chicken satay skewers, nacho flavoured popcorn or a Mont Blanc. All these sound complicated and fancy , but the recipes are easy to follow. There are plenty of delicious choices, and perhaps after you see how simple everything is to make, you’ll never want to eat take out again.
Winter is coming and so is the rainy weather. Beat the ‘stuck-inside-on-a-weekend-blues’ with these great craft projects. My favourite projects are the bendy monkeys made from pipe cleaners and pompoms, and the cute cake-pop piglets! You can make most of these projects with things you’ll probably already have around the house, so you won’t have to brave the rain to head out for crafting supplies. They’re fun and easy projects and you probably won’t need an adult hanging over your shoulder, interrupting your crafting time.
This book is aimed at kids but any adult would be proud to know some of these tricks. But ‘tricks’ doesn’t quite do the book justice; there’s plenty of skills and things to make. These range from the simple (walk on your hands!) to the complex (booby trap a bathroom). There are also some great pranks. Something fun to fill up your days when the weather turns.
Bored with your wardrobe or your decor? How about customising a boring t-shirt with a rainbow print of your favourite animal? Or making some personalised stationary. The rainbow sneakers are awesome, too! This is a great book for beginner crafters, but make sure you put plenty of paper down before you rip into the paint.
A must read for any Lego fanatic, this book will take you through different and amazing ways to make Lego models. This book is made from the contributions of the best Lego builders in the world, and it really shows! No matter your favourite setting -Steampunk, medieval or science fiction- there’s something cool for you to make. The builder also talks about how they come up with their ideas and share a few techniques for you to use in your own building.