Victoria Bowhill

Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (6 of 9)


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A Passion for Baking by Jo Wheatley
A Passion for Baking by Jo Wheatley
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Passion for Baking, 13 Jan 2014
So often recipe books are not written for the average person and have a long list of ingredients I do not have in my store cupboard, or the recipes are long and involved. I felt that Jo would give a more rounded, realistic recipe book - I was not disappointed; it was more than I expected it to be.

`A Passion for Baking' is thick with recipes and the food photography makes this book a real pleasure. I take a particular interest in how the food is presented as I now have to style and photograph my own recipes for my blog. The quality of this book gives me plenty of inspiration and ideas to work from. I tried .... read the rest of the review on my blog [...]
Jo Wheatley - Home Baking by Smith & Gilmore
Jo Wheatley - Home Baking by Smith & Gilmore
5.0 out of 5 stars Home Baking, 13 Jan 2014
I think Jo Wheatley is fantastic; two years ago she was the winner of The Great British Bake Off. Rather unfairly she was my favourite from the start, after all she is a Mum from Essex who loves to bake - just the same as me. Yet, it was her down-to-earth, unassuming nature, matched by her skill that consolidated my support for her.

Last week I was delighted to receive Jo's second book `Home Baking' to review. I was so impressed with Jo's first book which was much more than I had expected that when her second book came along I was unsure how many more recipes Jo would have. How wrong I was! Jo's second book is bigger than her last, more recipes, a greater variety, and once again… Read more
The Cake Decorating Bible: Simple steps to creatin&hellip by Juliet Sear
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The Cake Decorating Bible is beautiful presented book with photo after photo of inspiring cakes. Living in Juliet's home town I've seen her cakes first hand in her shop window and think of her work as what I term `edible art'. Now, in this book, her cakes are captured for everyone to see.

The joy of this book is that Juliet shares her baking secrets so you can try making some of these cakes at home. It is fascinating to read the first section of the book which reveals the recipes that Juliet uses as the basis for her cakes - because, just like me, she believes that first and foremost the cakes should taste amazing - only after this can you begin to decorate! Flick further into… Read more

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