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This review is from: Delia's Cakes (Hardcover)
I love all Delia's books as they are so reliable and she never assumes any prior knowledge which is good even if you are quite an experienced home cook; there's always something new to learn! This book is beautiful to look at of course and the recipes are up to Delia's usual high standard. A lot of the recipes however are her old ones from many of her other books going back years but it is useful to have lots of good cake recipes in one place. She does not make any excuses for this however, explaining that it is because times have moved on, eg. Tins have gone metric, ingredients have gone metric and there has been a move back to using butter (hurrah!) so therefore the recipes have been adjusted to ensure they will provide perfect results. If there had been less old recipes and more new ones I'd have given it 5 stars. I do recommend it however and just because I was lucky enough to get it for a fiver when there was a promotion on!