This book has some beautiful cakes, but extremely advanced. This is totally for someone who's already a pro at fondant and gumpaste. And even then be very creative to copy the cakes. Maybe part of it is that the instructions are not enough for all the work that the cakes have. I already make cakes on my own and are at a fair level of decorating, but this is just too much! I enjoyed the cake on the cover, and maybe 5-6 more, More than half of the book is not on cakes, which I was mislead by it's title! Most of the book is on cupcakes and some cookies, so if you enjoy that this is for you. This review is basically for the cake section, since that was what I intended to purchase, a cake decorating book. I own about 20 cake decorating books and all are very helpfull. This is the worse one I own and surely will get rid of.