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Twenty To Make Sugar Sporties
Twenty To Make Series
Paula MacLeod

Search Press
11 April 2012 (1 September 2012 in USA) / ISBN: 9781844488209 /
How-To Books/Sugarcraft
Amazon US - UK

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde

In this Olympic year why not decorate your cakes with a sporting theme? Here are twenty sports represented by delightful sugar paste figures all doing what they do best --or in some cases worst!

I like the humor in this book, as the figures are not always shown winning but having fun and having a go; ideal for amateurs. This is not a book where each page shows an alternative idea, but each page instead has detailed instructions (rather small print), a photo of the finished piece and a very helpful photographed illustration of all the components, laid out and numbered. The numbers do not seem to relate to anything on the page, but it is handy to be able to lay them all out and count them, or maybe make notes. The finished pieces show helpfully how to display them, with blue piping gel "water", a horse's jump made from Shredded Wheat and a row of chocolate fingers, brown sugar "sand" etc. Many sports are represented, from team games like football, baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, etc., to sports like gymnastics, synchronized swimming, golf, tennis, judo, windsurfing etc. The figures are not hard to make -- anybody who played with plasticine as a child should already know the basics -- and the look is very effective. A good book for any sugarcrafter but simple enough to appeal to beginners.

UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts

Reviewed 2012