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not enough photos!,
This review is from: Cake: 200 fabulous foolproof baking recipes (Hardcover)
I know everyone says there are not enough photos of her food in her books. I usually don't mind but in this case they are definitely needed especially in the children's birthday cake section. She gives detailed written explanation of technics etc. but a thumbnail picture would explain a lot better. There are no pictures for some and just a picture of the finished product for others. I made the hedgehog cake as my 8 year old daughter had her heart set on it but while I made the sponge and icing using her recipe I had to figure out the shaping of it myself as her explanation was not straight forward or suffient. There are some wasted pictures too. For example there is a photo of an empty muffin tin. I would much prefer a useful picture!! There is a photo of a victoria sponge but again as I would think most people would know what that looks like a photo of the lesser known cakes would be better instead (if there is a limit on the number of photos that can go in her book!) Having said all that there are some lovely recipes in her book that I will definitely be making but I will look elsewhere for ideas for novelty cakes because her instructions for shaping etc. are just not good enough.
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Initial post: 15 Aug 2014 09:25:24 BDT
Ssm Van Wezel says:
I totally agree with the fact that there are not enough pictures. Especially I would have liked one of the Teddy Bear cake, however, I have made the Hedgehog cake three times before and even though there is no step by step picture plan of how to assemble it, there is a lovely picture of the finished cake and the instructions of how to assemble it are very clear. It's just a case of proper reading.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Mar 2015 10:53:14 GMT
Amazon Customer says:
That's quite an insulting comment. I don't think the instructions are clear enough. I could figure it out from the picture but thumbnail photos would have been better. Funny you should say it but I thought the teddy bear cake was explained better so maybe you need to do some "proper reading" as you say.
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