The Women's Institute is synonymous with home-baked cakes and this book is full of tried and tested advice built up through years of experience. With tips on everything from making a classic buttercream icing to avoiding a sunken sponge, let this be your cake-making bible. Packed with recipes from comforting Tea Breads, spiced, autumnal Apple and Cinnamon Cake, and richly indulgent Sachertorte to the lighter, summertime delights of a fresh Lemon Ricotta Cake or a sticky Honey and Pine Nut Cake, you can find a recipe for every season. Try your hand at wholesome Breakfast Muffins, complete an afternoon tea spread with pretty pink Rose Fondant Fancies, or make any of the delicious cupcake recipes to celebrate a special occasion. These simple recipes will produce impressive results for beginners and experts alike.