Disclaimer: I was gifted Kawaii Cakes by Hardie Grant
Hardie Grant strikes again and they have sent me Kawaii Cakes which I am in love with. Why must everything be so adorable! My Instagram is awash daily with cute fondant cookies and it’s always amazing to see what people come up with. This book is no exception and it is filled with adorable cookies, cakes and macaron designs that has left me swooning.
Think avocado cookies, adorable ghosts cupcakes made out of marshmallow and fondant, pinata cloud cookies, cat doughnuts (which is all the craze in Japan) and unicorn cakes. Easy step by step instructions with pictures to show each step in decorating your desserts. The main cookies, cakes and icing recipes are handily listed together towards the end. Templates are also provided at the back to ensure consistent results with each batch.
The recipes themselves are quite straight forward (i.e. vanilla cupcakes, sugar cookies, buttercreams) but the attention to detail in explaining how to decorate them is the part that is most interesting (decorating does not come naturally to me :P). Fun and beautiful book where the desserts will be loved by both young and old. This book is one for those who would love to up their decorating game and create their own Instagram worthy creations.