By Joanna Farrow
Hot on the heels of the success of "Sauce", "Tart", "Preserve" and "Chocolate" comes "Cake", the next in this series of highly popular titles. Widely respected because of their easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step pictures, they are a favourite with beginners and experienced cooks alike. From the classic Victoria Sponge to the contemporary Ginger and Apple Tea Bread, whether sublimely chocolatey or fresh and fruity, everybody loves cake.
By Helen Attridge, Abby Foy
In the mood for something cute and sweet? Well, forget about grabbing a cupcake - cake pops are here to stay! There's nothing quite like cake on a stick - these mouthwatering morsels combine all the playfulness of a bite-sized snack with the high-impact flavour that comes when you roll together your favourite cakes and frostings. Add a stick to your cake truffles, coat in chocolate and then let your imagination run wild as you decorate the world's most adorable treats. Cake pops are irresistible and surprisingly easy to make, especially when you follow the step-by-step baking and decorating instructions included in this colourful book. Cake Pops will show you how fun it is to make an army of flower, balloon, duck and penguin pops as well as designs for every occasion with Christmas stockings, Halloween pumpkins and wedding cakes added into the mix. This is the perfect book if you want to have the party of a lifetime or just a snack on the way to the park.
By Valerie Barrett
The cake is back! Grab a slice of the action with this mouth-watering selection of different flavours, shapes, designs, and decorations - there's a recipe to suit every taste and occasion!With a good mix of traditional and new recipes, classics and all-time favourites, Cakes Galore is an inspiring addition to any home baker's library. With over 120 recipes there is something for everyone including a special chapter on baking for special diets and healthy eating. Cakes Galore includes a comprehensive introduction to baking cakes, including notes on essential equipment, ingredients and troubleshooting for all your cake-making dilemmas. With gorgeous photography, this adorable gift-size hardback contains inspired ideas for cake decoration.This collection will become your indispensable baking companion, with recipes that take you off the beaten track, including Lavender Madeira Cake, Pistachio, Yogurt and Cardamom Cake and White Chocolate and Amaretto Cheesecake as well as a variety of low-fat options and gluten-free recipes for special diets.Cakes Galore Includes...Grandma's FavouritesAfternoon TeaSpecial Occasion CakesCakes for KidsDessert CakesHealthy & Special Diet Cakes... with tips on methods of cake-making, equipment you'll need and much, much more!
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By George Thomson
By Wynnie Chan
Calorie counting is the foundation of most diets. Despite Food Standards Agency legislation and nutritional labelling, dietary claims on food can often be confusing or misleading. Calorie Counter is an A-Z guide providing a clear and accurate breakdown of nutritional information in more than 1,900 favourite foods. Nutritional facts are presented in easy-to-read tables and the book comes in a handy pocket format.
Can I Have a Kitten?
By Mina Braun, Markus Fischer
With this lovely collection of constructibles from illustrator Mina Braun, you will be able to make your own delightful kitten come alive in a variety of fun-packed ways. Kuster and his friends are always getting up to mischief and they have the outfits to match their capers! Dress up your kittens, create some finger puppets, and create a cute model of your newest best friend. Instructions and helpful hints are provided throughout, as well as some fun facts about your new furry family. Can I have a kitten? Yes, you can!
By Jamie Laing
Get ready for a major sugar high as hearthrob candyman Jamie Laing makes all your sweetest dreams come true with this collection of cute and delicious sweet recipes from the Candy Kittens boutique. Loads of gorgeous ideas for whatever you're doing, whether you're partying hard or just hanging with friends. Take a break from tanning with a delicious Peach, raspberry and cream ice pop, or whip up some Rhubarb and custard milkshakes for your girly catch-up. Relive your childhood too, with sour watermelon sweets and sherbet dib dabs. And when there's something to celebrate, do it in style with the unforgettable Strawberry vanilla rainbow layer cake or the luscious Chocolate peanut butter ice cream sundae. Don't forget to add a sense of style with exclusive Chelsea treats, including Trillionaire's shortbread, Macarons, Eton Mess cupcakes, Marshmallow fluff and a fabulous Townhouse that you can build from gingerbread!
By Michael Freeman
For professional photographers, chasing the light, waiting for it, sometimes helping it, and finally capturing it is a constant preoccupation and for some, an obsession. Drawing on four decades of working with light, Michael Freeman takes a simple but practical approach to interpreting, reacting to, and capturing photography's most valuable commodity.Practical advice is organised into three straightforward sections: Waiting, Chasing, and Helping. Begin by mastering the art of patience, and recognise the immense value of anticipating and planning for gorgeous light that's just over the horizon. Then learn the techniques to meet otherwise transient and fleeting lighting conditions halfway, with quick thinking and fast reactions. Finally, make the most of the tools at your disposal to enhance and manipulate light as you find it, covering everything from in-the-field shooting choices to technical transformations in post-production. This is the method of a working professional the way to interpret, approach, and master whatever lighting situation is thrown at you and always get the shot, no matter what.
By George Marshall
Reduce your carbon footprint from day 1 - "Carbon Detox" explains the changes each of us can make at home, at work and in every aspect of our lives. From summer heat waves to rising sea levels, climate change affects us all. The main cause is carbon dioxide and our carbon emissions are growing year by year at a frightening rate. However, there is hope. The changes we make now can slow the effects of climate change and preserve the planet for future generations. George Marshall shows you how to carbon audit your life and start reducing your impact today. He also explains how to overcome psychological blocks such as scepticism, fear and feelings of insignificance. This book includes advice on low carbon transport options and holidays and how to create an energy-efficient home. With the help of "Carbon Detox" you will be able to make real differences from day 1.The author's charity will provide extensive cross-promotional support including talks and workshop events. This is the first book to show how the ordinary 'non-greenie' can make realistic and meaningful changes. It is written by an expert author who lives in a low carbon home. It features carbon calculators for the home, transport and food.
The Card Games Bible
The ultimate card-player's companion, crammed with over 300 pages of games to provide hours of engrossing entertainment playing in groups or by yourself. A tricks section provides ways to astound your friends and family with your seemingly effortless skills. Both games and tricks cater for a range of abilities so that you can progress and expand your repertoire.Bridge, Brag, Poker, Rummy and Cribbage - all the classics are here, along with all their variations, as well as lesser known games such as Red Dog, Beleaguered Castle and Quinto. With easy-to-follow explanations for each game including their origins, rules, ranking of cards and tactics, as well as clear illustrations of sample hands, scoringsystems and a full glossary of terms, you can quickly make yourself familiar with games you've never tried. Tricks include sleights and shuffling tricks, tricks with prepared packs, magic tricks and mathematical tricks.Challenge yourself and have fun no matter where you are - all you need is a pack of cards and The Card Games Bible.
The Cardamom Trail
By Chetna Makan
Chetna Makan is known for her unique recipes, which introduce colourful spices, aromatic herbs and other Indian ingredients into traditional Western baked favourites.Whether it's a sponge cake with a cardamom and coffee filling; puff pastry bites filled with fenugreek paneer; a swirly bread rolled with citrusy coriander, mint and green mango chutney; or a steamed strawberry pudding flavoured with cinnamon, Chetna's Indian influences will transform your baking from the familiar to the exotic, from the ordinary to the extraordinary.Discover rare but precious traditional bakes from India, as well as new spice-infused recipes. Delve into the history of Indian herbs and spices and learn how to match foods and flavours.
Caribbean Food Made Easy
By Levi Roots
In the 2009 BBC2 programme, Caribbean Food Made Easy, Levi Roots travelled around the UK and the Caribbean and revealed how delicious Caribbean food can be prepared at home with easy-to-prepare, mouth-watering recipes using fresh, healthy and readily-available ingredients. This accompanying cookbook includes 100 delicious Caribbean recipes, including all of those that appeared on the TV programme.
By Stephen Bayley
Sources are eclectic, results mixed, but one thing is certain: car design is being forced up an ever tightening spiral of creativity. These machines are memorials of our tastes, yearnings and capabilities. They have layers of meaning and can, as Henry Ford knew, be read like a book... if only you know how. The story of the car is the story of how the objects of industry became a medium of artistic expression.This book tells that story in a series of case studies which reveal national characteristics: American flair, German technical suprematism, French vernacular chic, gorgeous Italian sculpture, English antiquarianism, Japanese ingenuity, Swedish responsibility. Cars featured appear in chronological date order from the 1908 Ford Model T to 2003 BMW 5 Series.The chosen cars will be specially photographed in a uniform style and reproduced in very textured, 4 colour b/w so as to distance this book from the cliches and conventions of specialist automotive publishing and to highlight form and shape. Each picture will be accompanied by a short critical essay including essential historical material together with colourful anecdotage and quotations as well as a persuasive aesthetic appraisal of each vehicle. This lavish and beautifully designed book is the gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados.
By Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte
From the creator of the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series comes Cat Querkles, putting an exciting new twist on the classic colour-by-number images that we loved as children. At first, you see nothing but a baffling tangle of circles, but hidden within each puzzle is a whiskery face waiting to be revealed!Featuring a menagerie of adorable felines from roaring lions to loopy long-hairs, Cat Querkles provides hours of creative colouring fun for artistic minds of all ages. Choose a dramatic colour scheme to make your Querkle truly unique, discover what's hidden in each puzzle, and create a striking kitty portrait that you can easily remove and display.
By Trevor Davies
Nowhere is it more apparent that the cat reigns supreme than on Twitter. Having got over the initial disappointment in finding Twitter was nothing to do with budgies, cats have finally taken to tweeting. In the wrong paws the smart phone has been turned into an antisocial network by the dominant feline race. Enjoy their greatest tweets as they point out the failures of other species, the pitfalls of house sharing with humans and other idiots, and where to stick your hashtag.
Choose your colours, unleash your creativity and lose yourself in a wonderful, feline-filled coloured universe. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
How can you free yourself from niggling everyday worries? When your mind is distracted simply pick up this collection of 70 intricate designs inspired by cats and reach for your colouring pencils. As you concentrate on the simple action of colouring in, you will find your mind clearing and calm returning. The sheets in this pad are all detachable, so you can display your favourite creations.