these cake pops are really cool and bakerella does a great job of breaking it all down. However, I found that the recipe is hard to recreate and the final product would take a lot of practice to mimic. I made basic cake pop and everything was a mess. A word to the wise, prepare well in advance of when you want the cake pops so that you can practice. Also, I found the frosting too sweet and will definitely try cream cheese for the "glue" next time. I am still working on perfecting my cake pop. As for this book, it is great and would make a fun gift to a crafty person.