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The Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book : Collectors' Cookbook : Vintage Edition - The Australian Women's Weekly

The Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book

Collectors' Cookbook : Vintage Edition

Paperback

Published: 1st March 2011
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Product Description

Australia's most famous children's cake book - reprinted in a collector's edition.

The Australian Women's Weekly's Children's Birthday Cake Book was first published in 1980 and has sold more than half a million copies. In response to all the requests we have had, often from mothers who remember fondly all the cakes from their own childhood, we have taken this book from our archives and reprinted it 30 years after it first appeared. We have had to make a minor change - four of your little friends are missing, but they've been replaced by other cakes you'll love just as much. Apart from that we've left it just as it was - a true collectors' cookbook especially for you. Now you can recreate your favourite cakes - the swimming pool, rocket and that train from the cover for your own child.

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Children's Birthday Cake Book
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (5)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (15)
  • Great ideas (15)
  • Easy to understand (14)
  • Quality photos (14)
  • Great recipes (12)

Cons

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  • Becoming inspired (10)
  • Entertainment ideas (9)
  • Learning new techniques (5)
  • Reference (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (13), Avid cook (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I buy this book as gifts for new parents

I love this book. I bought one of these when my children were tiny. The kids looked forward to choosing their cake each year by pouring over the pages. When my first grandchild...Read complete review

I love this book. I bought one of these when my children were tiny. The kids looked forward to choosing their cake each year by pouring over the pages. When my first grandchild was born I couldn't get a copy of the original book, only a more recent one that wasn't so familiar and because of that not so much fun. Then this rerun of the original book came out. So I buy several at a time to give as gifts on the birth of a first baby in a family. Most of the young parents have their own memories of pouring over this book in their childhood so it is well received. The book itself is not about the recipes - in fact most of the cakes are packet cakes. It is all about the decoration. It shows how to cut shapes from different shaped cakes and then covers them mostly in butter icings of different colours and then decorates them with sweets, potato crisps etc etc to achieve a recognisable novelty cake. Most of the cakes are easy even for very amateur cooks to create.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A birthday cake book minus any receipes!

Awful. I was expecting proper cake recipes but instead the book directs you to use packet cake mixes and packaged sponge cake! What rubbish!

Awful. I was expecting proper cake recipes but instead the book directs you to use packet cake mixes and packaged sponge cake! What rubbish!

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5.0

I bought this book because my previous one was misplaced.

By 

from Australia

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Pros

  • Easy To Understand
  • Fun
  • Great Ideas
  • Great Recipes
  • Quality Photos

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment Ideas
    • Learning New Techniques

    Comments about Children's Birthday Cake Book:

    I've used it tons of times before while my kids were growing up. I love this book

     
    5.0

    Just as it was as a kid watching mum bake

    By 

    from Batemans Bay

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    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
    • Fun
    • Great Ideas
    • Great Recipes
    • Quality Photos

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Becoming Inspired
      • Entertainment Ideas
      • Learning New Techniques

      Comments about Children's Birthday Cake Book:

      Exactly the same as I remember it from my childhood watching mum bake. Awesome creative cakes for all

       
      5.0

      A greast classic everyone should have!

      By 

      from Canberra ACT

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Understand
      • Fun
      • Great Ideas
      • Great Recipes
      • Quality Photos

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment Ideas

        Comments about Children's Birthday Cake Book:

        Will be used for all birthdays in the family from now on!

         
        5.0

        Brilliant. Exactly what I wanted. All original recepies

        By 

        from sydney, Australia

        About Me Avid Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quality Photos
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment Ideas

          Comments about Children's Birthday Cake Book:

          fabulous cake and party ideas.

           
          4.0

          Treasured recipes

          By 

          from Canberra ACT

          About Me Casual Cook

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          Pros

          • Easy To Understand
          • Fun
          • Great Ideas
          • Quality Photos

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Becoming Inspired
            • Entertainment Ideas

            Comments about Children's Birthday Cake Book:

            Great for Grandkids Birthdays. I have the original and bought this for my Daughter for her Kids

             
            5.0

            I buy this book as gifts for new parents

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            from Brisbane Australia

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            Pros

            • Easy To Understand
            • Fun
            • Great Ideas
            • Informative
            • Quality Photos
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Becoming Inspired
              • Entertainment Ideas

              Comments about Children's Birthday Cake Book:

              I love this book. I bought one of these when my children were tiny. The kids looked forward to choosing their cake each year by pouring over the pages. When my first grandchild was born I couldn't get a copy of the original book, only a more recent one that wasn't so familiar and because of that not so much fun. Then this rerun of the original book came out. So I buy several at a time to give as gifts on the birth of a first baby in a family. Most of the young parents have their own memories of pouring over this book in their childhood so it is well received. The book itself is not about the recipes - in fact most of the cakes are packet cakes. It is all about the decoration. It shows how to cut shapes from different shaped cakes and then covers them mostly in butter icings of different colours and then decorates them with sweets, potato crisps etc etc to achieve a recognisable novelty cake. Most of the cakes are easy even for very amateur cooks to create.

               
              5.0

              I would love the whole range to come back

              By 

              from Central Qld

              About Me Casual Cook

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              Pros

              • Easy To Understand
              • Fun
              • Great Ideas
              • Great Recipes
              • Informative
              • Quality Photos
              • Well Written

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Children's Birthday Cake Book:

                  I'm so pleased to see this book back on the market. The whole Woman's Weekly range was fantastic. I remember having the "chocolate" book with a whole range of cooking different chocolate recipes. Sadly I didn't have children, so don't really need this birthday cake book, but I would love a copy of the above mentioned if anybody has one they don't want to use anymore. Is it still in print??

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it.. It has brought back a lot of childhood memori

                  By 

                  from Amsterdam

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                  Pros

                  • Great Recipes

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Content

                  Best Uses

                  • Children birthdays

                  Comments about Children's Birthday Cake Book:

                  Awesome

                   
                  5.0

                  Every kid reads this book!

                  By 

                  from Melbourne, Australia

                  About Me Casual Cook

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Understand
                  • Fun
                  • Great Ideas
                  • Great Recipes
                  • Informative
                  • Quality Photos
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Becoming Inspired
                    • Entertainment Ideas
                    • Learning New Techniques
                    • Reference

                    Comments about Children's Birthday Cake Book:

                    This book is for every kid (and parent) to pour over before their birthday or special occasion.

                     
                    5.0

                    All time Classic!

                    By 

                    from NSW, Australia

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Understand
                    • Fun
                    • Great Ideas
                    • Great Recipes
                    • Quality Photos
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Becoming Inspired
                      • Easy to adapt designs for current characters
                      • Reference

                      Comments about Children's Birthday Cake Book:

                      All time classic I used 30years ago for my children...now using for the grandchildren...just adapting designs for the current "in" characters.

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                      ISBN: 9781742450582
                      ISBN-10: 174245058X
                      Audience: General
                      Format: Paperback
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 248
                      Published: 1st March 2011
                      Publisher: ACP Publishing Pty Ltd
                      Country of Publication: AU
                      Dimensions (cm): 27.4 x 20.6  x 1.0
                      Weight (kg): 0.45
                      Edition Number: 1