Cakes are the fashion queens of the kitchen with their vibrant colours, rich aromas and wonderful toppings, and are great for any occasion or mood. Whether you want to bake something special for a friend, keep children amused on a rainy day, get in the spirit of a festive occasion, create an impressive finale to a dinner party or simply cook something for a lazy weekend tea-time, grab this book and indulge in your wildest fondant fancies. Impress your guests with Chocolate Gateau with Creme Chantilly or experiment with Gin and Tonic Cupcakes, make Mini Strawberry and Clotted Cream Cheesecakes for dessert or bake fat-free Carrot and Pineapple Muffins for a guiltless snack. With over 100 sensational recipes, this is a fun, stylish and beautiful book on baking.
Annie Bell began her careeer as a chef before becoming a full-time cookery writer and author. She spent several years as cookery writer for Vogue, then as food writer on the Independent. She currently writes for the Mail on Sunday's YOU magazine, and is a contributor to Country Living and Waitrose Kitchen. She was winner of the Guild of Food Writers' Cookery Writer of the Year Award in 2003. She is the author of the Gorgeous series: Gorgeous Cakes, Gorgeous Desserts, Gorgeous Suppers, Gorgeous Greens and Gorgeous Christmas plus Soup Glorious Soup, The Camping Cookbook and The Picnic Cookbook.
'Annie Bell's simple recipes are just the ticket' BBC Good Food Magazine
'The Queen of outdoor cooking' Shelia Dillon, BBC Food Programme
'Annie Bell is a bright light among Britain's food writers' Nigel Slater