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Gorgeous Cakes: Published in Association with You Magazine (Gorgeous Series) Paperback – 13 Oct 2005

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Cathie (13 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856266141
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856266147
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 1.7 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 520,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"has had the thumbs up from our family's baking department through a month of trials" -- The Guardian, 26 Nov 05

"made my mouth water" -- Caroline Boucher, Observer Food Monthly, October 05

Beware! Pick up a copy of this gorgeous book and you're going to get hungry. -- BBC Good Food Magazine, April 1, 2006

From traditional to classic, this book has something for all baking fans. -- Woman & Home, December issue 05

About the Author

Annie Bell, having begun her career as a chef, has been a full-time cookery writer and author for over ten years. She has written a number of books including Annie Bell's Vegetable Book, and Evergreen, shortlisted for the Andre Simon and Glenfiddich Awards. More recently she has published Living and Eating, a lifestyle cookery book written with the architect John Pawson, and In My Kitchen. She spent several years as Vogue's Cookery Writer, then as Food Writer on The Independent for whom she writes a week-end cookery column, and is currently the Cookery Writer on YOU Magazine in The Mail on Sunday, and a contributor to Country Living. She was winner of the 2003 Guild of Food Writers Journalist of the Year.

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Alright cook book
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Excellent book - baked cheesecake is the best!
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I am a professional cake baker and I got given this book as a gift. I don't usually buy cake books as I have so many but this book was amazing. It gave me so many new ideas, especially with presentation. It has a great number of "kids" cakes but also a lot of cakes that would be great for adults. I think that this book would be good for the complete beginner or the most experience cake decorator. I thoroughly recommend this book to everyone! There is a cake for every person, situation, budget and occassion!
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Not often you turn pages of a recipe book and think "I'd love that..and that..and that..and that" but this is one such book.
Every recipe is interesting, appetising and more often than not simple to make. Lots of machine led recipes here which suits me!
The Kiddy Traybake (chocolate cake) is *amazing*. Made with cocoa powder, oil and water (rather than solid chocolate and butter), it lasts for days without ever tasting less than freshly made. It also looks and tastes better than the picutre would suggest - a complement indeed to the total success of this book.
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I haven't made every single recipe in the book to be honest, but I have made about 10 of them and the recipes are very easy to follow. All the cakes have always been successful. I would class myself as an experienced baker and I would recommend this book for beginners as well as like minded bakers.

The "french and flourless" cake is by far my favorite recipe from this book.

Super ace brill man!
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I loved this book.Its a treat just to read with beautiful photos and excellent, different ideas. I have been baking professionally and privately for longer than I care to admit :) so feel confident trying pretty much anything. However, I would say that an inexperienced cook might find this a little daunting. One recipe I used was not accurate at all on ingredients (almost 3 times the sugar needed!) and would have been ruined if I hadnt spotted this... Despite this I would reccommend this to anyone who is a confident baker and looking for some fun ideas.
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After Nigella's Domestic Goddess this is my favourite book in the kitchen.
First of all it contains a Sachertorte recipe that didn't contradict itself and utterly befuddle (though that does come from another book). Second, even though my mother spent most of her professional life teaching cakey things, I don't have any particular skill in that area yet I have had only successes so far with this book.
Incidentally the pictures are mouth-watering.
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My son-in-law and I both bought this book and are working our way through (hopefully) all the cakes eventually. We select a cake and both make it giving marks out of 10. It is proving to be an interesting journey. I have made cakes for 'donkey's years'... so there was a sense in me that there is 'nothing new under the sun'... yet have to say there is in this book. These cakes are different, apart from one chocolate cake that the author praised enormously and we all thought was disgusting! (well the topping anyhow).. have found it to be full of lovely cakes with new and creative ingredients and cooking methods.

The only caution I would give is that so far the cakes we have made have been quite expensive to make... although admittedly we have used fresh fruit out of season. If you are cooking on a budget then don't go near this book, but if that is not an issue, and you enjoy baking, enjoy trying new things then go for it... you shouldn't be disappointed.
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