In this fabulous book, queen of cakes Annie Rigg offers more than 40 ideas for easy-to-decorate cakes, cookies, and cupcakes, as well as step-by-step photography to guide you through those tricky bits. The book starts with the Basics: all the cookie doughs, cake, and cupcake mixes you need to make the recipes in the book, as well as step-by-step decorating tips and techniques. Why not begin with some shoe-shaped Cookies in pretty pastels for Mother's Day? Small Cakes can be as cute as a cupcake, or as decadent as a square of brownie. Put a spring in someone's step and bring them a basket of freshly baked Carrot Cake Cupcakes topped with adorable marzipan carrots and bunny rabbits. When you want a bake that packs a punch, turn to Cakes for inspiration. Follow the step-by-step instructions for decorating a Striped Dark and White Chocolate Cake to rival anything you could buy ready-made. Even if you've never made frosting or used a piping bag. Annie's foolproof instructions will inspire you to get creative and whip up a batch of handcrafted treats.