A collection of fantastic cakes for decorators to show off their skills with. The cakes are modern and original creations, which will demand to be the focus of attention at any special event. The following types of cakes will be featured: richly coloured cakes; multi-tiered cakes; unusual shaped cakes; and use of feathers and pearls as decoration.
This fantastic new book contains an irresistible collection of 19 great cakes, each with a wicked sense of humour.
Fondues are the centrepiece of the dining table, the most sociable of meals where everyone dips in. This new collection cleverly combines the ingredients on the skewer with the ingredients in the dip to create a collection of new flavour sensations with many variations.
The art of bonsai is demonstrated in this practical guide, which takes the reader from a first foray into the world of miniature trees to a level of considerable expertise. The text covers both indoor and outdoor varieties and contains practical information on cultivation, propagation and pruning.
This title includes puzzles to solve, riddles to unravel, tongue twisters to untwist and lots of jokes too. You can look for Bin Laden (or Bin Baby) among all kinds of weird and wonderful characters, and in all sorts of places, and The Posse, Bin Ladketeers, NSA Agent Jimmy Dorch, Patty Hurst and Moonie too.
Written by the sport's founding father, this book, illustrated throughout with photographs, is a guide to equipment and clothing; a description of the different styles of extreme ironing; and an overview of worldwide developments.
Includes cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, and street-by-street maps of all the cities and towns of South Africa. This title helps you discover region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside.
Includes a wide variety of soups, along with other innovative flavour combinations made using interesting fresh ingredients. The basic preparation techniques are explained, along with the equipment required. This book includes a chapter of classic soups, followed by five chapters of innovative recipes, grouped together by either taste, or texture.
Showcases 40 of the world's most outstanding skiing areas on four continents, from the apres-ski in southern Germany's charming Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the demanding black diamond runs of Whistler in British Columbia, the high-tech wonder of the world's largest snow-making system at Lake Tahoe, USA to the sukii-jou of Japan's Nagano Prefecture.
A guide to shopping, which includes 50 covetable items. It covers various things from cashmere to chandeliers, spices to scooters, and, teapots to tiles. It discusses various topics such as the items gentlemnn should have in his bathroom closet, how to haggle at a Morrocan souk and globetrotting gem shopping.
Gives instruction on various forms of climbing, from sport rock climbing to scaling Alpine peaks. The sport is explained in fine detail, from equipment, techniques and skills to navigation methods and emergency procedures. This book includes pictures and diagrams. It is a useful gift for the new enthusiast.
A compendium of information on the things - from how to tie knots, how to do cat's cradle, making a bed properly, peeling vegetables, carving meat, removing stains, how to wallpaper and more.
As the need for more living space increases and where property markets are competitive, the necessity of adapting and improving homes is increasingly important. Home improvers and keen DIYers who plan to do the work themselves, as well as those who wish to subcontract, will find this an invaluable, all-round basic handbook on the subject.
A bird identification guide for birdwatchers visiting China and Hong Kong. It describes 252 species, from the magestic Black-crowned Night Heron to the striking Large Niltava. It includes 300 photographs, thumbnail family silhouettes, a regional distribution map and tips on the birding localities.
A showcase of 40 of the best skiing areas on four continents. From lively apres-ski and fairytale settings, to demanding runs and snow-making systems. The Ski Club of Great Britain has supplied fact boxes for each resort: accessibility, height, number and level of pistes, and number of lifts.
Intended for beginners, as well as experienced climbers needing to refresh their knowledge, this is a handbook of the three major categories of climbing - traditional rock climbing, snow and ice climbing, and alpine (mixed) climbing.
Illustrated with colour photographs, and step-by-step diagrams, this manual includes vital elements such as navigation skills, preparation for a trip, physical and mental preparedness, surviving life-threatening environmental hazards and how to improvize if all else fails.
A guide to around 50 of the beautiful and historic spa destinations in Europe, taking in day spas, getaway spas and medical spas. It focuses on destinations with natural spas, where wellness treatments have been a part of the heritage and culture for hundreds of years. It examines the history and curative powers of the spa towns.
An informative guide to the tastiest destinations in Europe, which blends practical travel information with selections of the culinary treats that Europe has to offer. Appealing to both food obsessed travellers and travel obsessed foodies, it presents an outline of the cuisines of 25 European countries.
Containing over 80 species that can be found in parks or gardens, this pocket-sized guide features informative text and clear, colour illustrations for easy identification.