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Worth the wait!,
This review is from: Miette Bakery Cookbook: Recipes from San Francisco's Most Charming Pastry Shop (Hardcover)
I got stuck in on baking from this book as soon as I received it. In fact, I made 5 of the cakes over the weekend. The precision needed for some of the recipes takes careful advance planning but the results are worth the effort and the extra washing up. Even though the pictures are sparse for a baking book (I am assuming this is not for beginners), I found the thorough descriptions very useful as a guide as to how to decorate. The simplicity of flavours for the cakes is refreshing as they are not overshadowed by too much icing/frosting. This lends to a very continental/European flare. Even though there were quite a few mistakes in this first edition, I did not think it a problem. Having published myself before, I know how difficult it is to get your books right the first time.