Customer Review

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A hug in a cookbook, 21 Feb 2012
This review is from: Saved by Cake (Hardcover)
Saved by Cake is as much about mental illness and depression as it is about the baking. It is a brave, honest and somewhat paradoxically upliftingaccount of depression by Marian Keyes, whose legions of fans adore her witty warm writing and believable characters, making her one of Britain and Ireland's most popular authors.

Marian discovered baking and found that the concentration required, the almost magical transformation from raw ingredients to a cake and subsequent deliciousness all helped. It has not "cured" her, but it helps. And baking helps me too - I get an inordinate amount of pleasure from feeding people - my poor guests are sometimes treated like foie gras ducks and geese when I am on a roll.

Saved by Cake contains 8o delicious recipes (all photographed); covering the basics to more esoteric numbers such as wasabi & white chocolate cupcakeswith salt caramel icing or balsamic, black pepper and chocolate cake or even sweetcorn, coconut and lime loaf.

The book is filled with Marian's warm and witty writing, who can fail to be charmed by instructions to "decorate pinkly" or a recipe for defibrillator cubes - with enough energy to bring a person back from the dead. There is even the three milks cake (AKA hug in a cake) for when you have a bad shock - such as a massive credit card bill after a shoe binge! I've made a note to make this for when my bill next arrives.

The book is perfect for a present, for the new or experienced baker, for someone who has no intention of baking but just loves Marian, or for someone who needs a hug in a book.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.8 out of 5 stars (73 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (59)
4 star:
 (11)
3 star:
 (3)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
16.99 10.00
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,670