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Exceptional Cakes: Baker & Spice Paperback – 6 Apr 2007

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd (6 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184400452X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844004522
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 1.3 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 190,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dan Lepard is an award-winning baker, food writer and photographer. His first book was Baking With Passion (1999), followed by The Handmade Loaf (2004, author and photographer), and Short & Sweet (2011, author and photographer); and as a contributor, The Cook's Book (2005) and the Dictionnaire Universel du Pain (2010). His photography credits include Made in Italy (2006), Hawksmoor at Home (2011), Comptoir Libanais (2013), and Comptoir Express (2014). Dan also writes for the BBC, Sainsbury's Magazine, Waitrose Kitchen Magazine, Delicious and for 8 years had weekly column in the Guardian. He now writes a monthly column for The Sydney Morning Herald, and Melbourne's Age newspapers.

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Dan Lepard has baked at some of London's hottest restaurants including Locanda Locatelli, Alastair Little, Zafferano, The Sugar Club and Mezzo, where he opened the bakery. Richard Whittington's previous books include the award-winning Keep it Simple with Alatair Little, Cutting Edge: a Cook's Californian Inspiration, Food of the Sun also with Alastair Little and Quaglino's: The Cookbook. He has written The Cookery Doctor column in the Daily Mail Weekend magazine for the past five years, and has a regular 5-page spot in Waitrose Food Illustrated magazine.


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81 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Cyntia Villela de A. Monteiro on 4 May 2007
Format: Paperback
I pre-ordered this title and "Exceptional Breads" last march, because I thought I would get some brand new and delicious recipes from Dan Lepard and his wonderful bakery to add to my collection (I already have his other two books, "The Handmade Loaf" and "Baking with Passion"), but I am very disappointed now. They arrived earlier today and I began to browse through them right away, just to discover that Quadrille Press has split "Baking with Passion" into these two books. Their entire contents (that is, the recipes, the photos and the additional comments) are exactly the same as in "Baking...". Quadrille should have informed this reproduction very clearly to potentioal readers/consumers at least on the cover, beneath the titles, as a sign of respect for us. There is not a single notice in small letters about this anywhere inside the books. Would it not be for this reason, I would give more stars. Save your money.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Y. S. Young on 8 May 2007
Format: Paperback
Like the previous reviewer, I ordered both 'baking with passion' and 'exceptional cakes' at the same time. I was quite annoyed until I tried the recipes and then I was blown away. We've tried almost half of the recipes from 'exceptional cakes' and without fail the instructions are clear, concise and the cakes are AMAZING. We are working our way through them all and haven't found one we didn't like!!! They might seems complicated and time consuming when you read the instructions but follow them step by step and the results are the same as the illustrations. I would definately recommend this book....and I just gave the other one to a friend!!!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Meghan A. Hermann on 27 April 2011
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I have had my copy of Baking with Passion for over decade now and I thought it might be good to get some other Dan Lepard titles. NOT HAPPY, when I ordered this and Exceptional Bread, they are ARE Part 1 and 2 of Baking with Passion.
Save your money and just get Baking with Passion so you are not deceived by the printer of these books, like I was.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By H. Stevenson on 22 April 2010
Format: Paperback
A good selection of cakes, all of which a delicious. The introductions are detailed and interesting and give you a good idea of what the cake will be like. The recipes are detailed, but always work very well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pixies on 3 Sept. 2009
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Didn't realise it is a paperback. It arrived in this tiny form. recipes great but he spine of the wretched book will not open on the pages short of breaking it. Will get hardback cookbooks next time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Catarina on 30 Mar. 2010
Format: Paperback
Dan Lepard is an exceptional baker whose recipes are a joy to try and eat.
The instructions are informative clear and work
It gets down the basics for confident baking
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss S. Long on 20 Mar. 2012
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I love this book! The recipes are great and the pictures are fab! I feel pictures in a cookery book are an absolute must and this book does not disappoint. Lovely recipes like Orange Cheesecake Brownies - delicious, and the Chocolate and Caramel Tart - yum!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Miss T on 28 Jan. 2010
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I ordered this book expecting a selection of CAKE recipes........i was rather disappointed to discover most of the recipes were not for cakes. Instead it is a compilation of classic french bakery items.
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