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Delia's Cakes

Delia's Cakes [Kindle Edition]

Delia Smith
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)

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Product Description


Here's every sweet treat you'll ever need to bake. (Heat 2013-04-06)

Total reliability is what you want in baking and it's guaranteed with Delia (BBC Good Food 2013-03-08)

Less pouty than Nigella, less ubiquitous than Jamie, less swear-y than Gordon, Delia learnt to cook, aged 21 to impress a new boyfriend. She went on to teach the nation to do the same, selling 21 million books and become our bestselling cookery author (Daily Telegraph 2013-05-11)

Book Description

The only cake book you'll ever need, from Britain's best-loved and most-trusted cook.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 70493 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (27 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AJP25TU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,096 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What to bake first 4 Mar 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I could not wait to get this book and at first view I want to try all the recipes. My husband and I are debating what to try first. The book has even inspired my other half to bake a cake ( that's a first) . Every recipe has a picture which I love as it lets you see what your cake SHOULD look like. Delia as usual has a lovely way of explaining things and she really inspires you to have a go and that everyone can make a cake. So far iv tried one recipe and it was delicious and even resembled the picture. I'm going to have to ration my baking to one cake a week or else I will be resembling one of the big fat muffins.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent purchase 17 Nov 2013
By Lindaz
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is great; good down to earth recipes. Have tried about four recipes already and they worked perfectly. Book is very nicely illustrated. As mentioned by an earlier reviewer, the ingredients listings are in too light a font and a bit hard to see. I recommended the book to my daughter and ordered one for her and she loved it too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old Delia! 17 Nov 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I wanted this book especially as it had a selection of egg-less recipes and they are wonderful, especially if you have anyone with an egg allergy. The Marmalade cake is lovely. This book is up to Delia's usual high standard and everything turns out well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 18 Feb 2014
By Damon
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Really good looking book. I understand what some reviewers have said about the font colour and justification used for the ingredients lists. It does make them awkward to read but I found I got used to it quickly and had no problem in good light. At least Delia is now listing the ingredients in the order used, a big improvement on previous books. Every recipe has a photo which is great. Most important of all, every recipe I've tried so far has come out perfectly, I'm a bit of a cookbook junkie and know that you can't say that often. I've used some of her tins for recipes where I had nothing similar and they were also great. Good old Delia!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A winner which ever way you look at it 11 Nov 2013
By Manxted
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought a copy of this after losing my original Evening News edition. A superb range of recipes, beautiful photographs and a bargain price. Bought four more copies for friends as presents. A must if you enjoy cakes and biscuits. Brilliant.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Shame this book is difficult to use 18 Nov 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I am a huge St Delia fan, owning many of her books. I bought the original "Cakes" book years ago in a car boot sale for a 1 so thought I would treat myself to the updated book. I am glad I only paid 5 for this version and here's why: the artistic design team have been allowed to go mad! Whoever thought it was a good idea to have all of the ingredients lists in small italic gold text - clearly not anyone who actually uses a cook book in a kitchen. The actual recipes are in tiny black text so also hard to read. But what about the photos you ask? Well they are numerous and very large. So if you want a nice picture bok then this is the one for you. I am going to keep using my tattly old 1 car boot sale copy as I can actually read the recipes. To me, it looks like Delia has had nothing whatsoever to do with the re-issue of this book. There isn't even a photo of her in it.
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52 of 60 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delia's Cakes... a beautiful book but... 2 Mar 2013
I have had a copy of Delia's Cakes since it came out in paperback in the 1970s, and my original copy is falling apart now, I have used it to much over the years. So I was delighted that the new version would be coming out in hardback, which should make it much more robust for kitchen use.

And beautiful it is, with a very attractive wipeclean cover, no dust sleeve (which is much more practical for a cookery book I think. I have lots of lovely books with very tatty dust jackets) the pictures are perfect, not over styled, but look as though they would be easily achievable by a normal home cook. And many of my old favourites are included along with new recipes, including muffins that weren't in the 1970s version.

And yet I am rather irritated. Delia has made it very clear that she doesn't want to produce books or television programmes that are only for entertainment. She wants to teach people how to cook. So why in this book that is designed to work alongside her new online cookery school are certain important sections in pale sage green - oh so stylish, oh so hard to read when working from a book stand in the kitchen? And why are the ingredients in little pale green blocks?

There is a reason why ingredients are given in a list form, each item on its own line. It is so that it is easy to check that you have included everything. This book has ingredients in a little paragraph, with up to three ingredients on each line. And in the pale sage green typeface, that is impossible to read from a distance I feel sure that it will be easy to miss things.

To me, that makes this a coffee table book format, not a practical work book. So disappointing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well put together cake book 20 Mar 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this book as a gift for my 17 year old daughter who is getting into baking. After looking at the alternatives I thought this book was easy to follow and had a wide range of cakes including the popular styles. My daughter loves it and has made some delicious cakes using Deliahs recipes. i am glad I chose this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Delia's done it again.
I needed this book as my old Delia cake book was completely disintegrating.The recipes that I have done have turned out perfectly . However, I don't like the format . Read more
Published 1 hour ago by twinkletoes.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Delia
This has possibly every cake you may ever need - and it has a photo by every recipe - that's what we like about cookery books... recipe and pictures! Well done Delia! Read more
Published 1 day ago by Mrs M
5.0 out of 5 stars Reassuringly good
Delia can always be relied on for good recipes that are good to make as well as eat. The book is lovely to look at and has some gems to try out. Read more
Published 4 days ago by L. Beekar
5.0 out of 5 stars Super buy
Excellent, delivery very speedy, wife adores the book, fabulous recipes which are easy to follow. Good for Delia as usual what a star.
Martyn, Spain
Published 7 days ago by MARTYN
5.0 out of 5 stars cooking book
very good book lots of good recipes so good I bought 3 for xmas gifts I made a xmas cake from this book & my its a real nice fruit cake and one you can adjust recopy by adding or... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Mrs. Glenifer E. Brookes
5.0 out of 5 stars Delia's cakes
fantastic value I bought this book because I am coeliac and the recipes have mostly also been tried with gluten free products and they are delicious.
Published 20 days ago by Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Delia
Delia Smith can do no wrong in my eyes and I bought this book to revive my flagging repertoire, There are lots of yummy sounding cakes to try. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gwen Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Delia
She quietly gets on with producing the best and the most creative, modern and beautifully presented and bound. There is no better.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. A. H. Langrishe
4.0 out of 5 stars A steal at 5
Would recommend as a basic cooking staple for anyone who wants to do cakes - whether filling the lunch box or a serious cake maker. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Croft
5.0 out of 5 stars Delias cakes
As ever Delia is so clear and concise. Had some great results.
Very easy to follow and this is from a non cook!
Published 2 months ago by Anthony Kimpton
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