Making a memorable birthday cake doesn't have to be a chore. The cakes in this book are made using a simple butter cake recipe - perfect for cutting and shaping. There is a section on simple cupcakes - from fairy cakes to bugs and butterfly cakes. Then a section on animals - Emily the Elephant to Penelope the Pig, as well as other favourites like hippos, giraffes, monkeys, pandas to zebras. Included also are designs for number cakes to appeal to both boys and girls, as well as a section on dolls, especially for girls, and trucks and cars for boys. This book is an easy and simple guide for those who want to create their own cake from scratch and with little time on their hands.