This is an excellent book for the advanced cake decorator. There are 2 other books in this series that are as good or better. This book goes into detail about each cake shown and covers a varity of subjects. It does expect that you have a good foundation and understanding of cake decorating in order to use it effectivly. This is very nice for someone who is advanced in the field. Beautiful pictures and informative text. I am a teacher and cake decorator and I love this book. I got a great price on this book, elsewhere it would have cost me almost double. Great deal.