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on 15 February 2013
I already have the 2 previous Hummingbird Bakery cookbooks so when I saw that there was a new one coming out I knew I had to have it.

The recipes in this book are not overly complicated and should not prove too daunting, even for those with limited baking experience. Despite this book having a heavy American influence it does not require you to buy a set of measuring cups or involve searching online for hard to find ingredients as all of the ingredients can be found in any well-stocked supermarket.

Each recipe comes with an accompanying photo and the instructions for each recipe are clear and concise whilst providing detailed instructions for each step

The previous book, The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days was divided into chapters by occasion (Easter, Christmas, Halloween for example). This book sticks to a more traditional lay-out. This book is divided into the following chapters:

Cakes, cheesecakes and roulades
Cookies and biscuits
Pies and cobblers
Sweet treats and classic puds

At the back of the book there is a section called 'baking essentials' which should prove useful for those with limited baking experience.

Please find below a list of all of the recipes featured in this book.

Jaffa cake cupcakes
Mint humbug cupcakes
Doughnut cupcakes
Blueberry and amaretti trifle cupcakes
Jolly jammer cupcakes
Chocolate and coconut cupcakes
Custard cream cupcakes
Praline chocolate cupcakes
Rose chocolate cupcakes
Cinder toffee cupcakes
Grasshopper cupcakes
Eton mess cupcakes
Creme brulee cupcakes
Ginger chocolate cupcakes
Key lime cupcakes
Rhubarb and custard cupcakes
Popcorn cupcakes
Liquorice and blackcurrant cupcakes
Panettone cupcakes
Salted caramel cupcakes
White chocolate and cranberry cupcakes
Cookies and cream cupcakes
Sweet peanut cupcakes
Strawberry milkshake cupcakes
Almond cake with macaroon top
Banana Boston cream cake
Sweet dough lemon loaf
Peanut butter cheesecake
Chocolate cake with vanilla meringue frosting
Chocolate and cherry cheesecake swirl cake
Chocolate malt cake
Mississippi mud cake
Flourless chocolate cake
Lemon cake with lemon cream cheese frosting
Red velvet roulade
Cookies and cream cake
Maple and walnut streusel cake
Pineapple upside down cake
Banana and brazil nut loaf
Chicago fudge cake
Pumpkin and cream cheese roulade
Linzer cookies
Hazelnut and chocolate macaroons
Chocolate truffle cookies
Mint chocolate thumbprint cookies
Basic shortcakes
Lemon and ricotta cookies
Peanut butter and jam pinwheel cookies
Pecan and toffee thumbprint cookies
Chocolate shortcakes with a peanut butter filling
Peanut butter and chocolate cookies
Syrup crunchie cookies
Corn flake cookies
Coconut macaroons
Lemon macaroons
Basic pie crust
Blackbottom pie
Blondie pie
Peach cobbler
Candy bar pie
Cherry pie
Caramel pie
Chess pie
Chocolate pudding pie
Peach pie
Shoofly pie
Apple and blueberry cobbler
Soured cream pie
Pear and cranberry tart
White chocolate and macadamia nut pie
Chocolate custard squares
Blueberry loaf
Peanut butter granola bars
Chocolate hazelnut buns
Fruit and nut chocolate parcels
S'more brownies
Pumpkin bars
Cinnamon buns
Raspberry jelly roll
Funnel cakes
Peanut brittle
Cinnamon pecan twists
Chocolate fudge
Coconut marshmallows
Grasshoppper slices
Vanilla fudge
Home-made marshmallows
Coconut squares
Frozen chocolate sandwiches
Apple and almond bear claw pastries
Pecan sandies
Mallow cups
Apricot and almond brittle
Baked Alaska
Parmesan shortbreads
Chilli cumin cornbread
Cheese straws
Olive loaf
Cheese and rosemary breadsticks
Savoury cheesecake
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on 9 January 2014
every single recipe in this book is full proof! every cake i have made has come out of the oven beautifully, so light and moist!! highly recommend this book for hours of baking pleasure.
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on 23 January 2014
Great book. Got it as a Christmas present, and am chuffed to bits. Full of lovely recipes. I can so far recommend the Lemon Cake with Lemon and Cream Cheese Frosting, also the Cookies and Cream Cupcakes, along with the Cookies and Cream (big) cake and finally the Maple and Walnut Streusel cake. All were complete success and totally delicious. Sometimes the mixture can look a bit different to other cakes that I have baked - as a lot of the recipes use large quantities of milk and so the mixture is very wet, but trust the recipes, as the cakes turn out wonderfully. There is also a small savoury section which is a nice addition to the sweet stuff. I have also got the Hummingbird Cake Days recipe book, which I have had for a couple of years now and would also recommend.
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on 18 June 2013
I bake at least 3-5 times a week. I am constantly asked to provide cakes, cupcakes, muffins, etc... for parties, school events and other gatherings. I always reach for the 2 previous Hummingbird Cookbooks when looking for inspiration. So, I was very excited when I saw this new cookbook.

Overall I am disappointed with the version. As other reviewers have said there are not many new recipes, just small tweaks and variations on favourites. But this thing is these small tweaks and variations do not work.

For at least 3 of the cakes the icing quantity produced was far to much icing and far to sweet. The amount of sugar used in many of the recipes is mind boggling. Many times, following the quantities suggested, I have fully iced a 3 layer cake and ended up with loads to throw away. The cakes are disappointing in flavour and originality.

I am beginning to become wary of reaching for this cookbook. As I cook more and more of the recipes I get the distinct feeling the the recipes weren't fully checked and tested before publication and it feels rush. Thus I am very disappointed with this Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook.
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on 21 February 2013
Have just bought this book so have not tried any of the recipes as yet but they all look fantastic (as with the other books) and I can't wait to get stuck in!

Thought people might be interested to note this is on offer at Sainsburys for £7.49 at the moment...currently selling on Amazon for £11.
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on 30 November 2013
After the latest trends of baking cupcakes, and mini desserts, it's nice to see this brand branching out and putting a modern and creative twist on traditional baking!
There are so many recipes in here, I could produce something every weekend for a year and still not get through every single one!
This book was such great value for money, I've told my friends and family to get one... Mine's not for sharing!
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on 23 March 2013
This is my first Hummingbird book although I am a cake baking nut so have millions of other books and I am hard to impress on the baking front! First two recipes I have tried (Chocolate Malt Cake and Chocolate and Coconut Cupcakes) were gobsmackingly good. Can't wait to try everything in the book! A real gem!
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on 19 February 2013
I've got both of the other Hummingbird cookbooks and use them regularly, although 'Cake Days' is my favourite. Was looking forward to see what they could come up with for book 3. As usual, a high quality book, beautifully illustrated with clear and concise instructions. So far have only made the Chocolate Pudding Pie, the fact that it lasted less than 24 hours in our house speaks for itself!

The only downside of some of these recipes is that they will clearly be expensive to make. For example the Grasshopper slices call for a kilo of top quality white chocolate for the middle. Anyone who's bought a bar of e.g. Green and Black's chocolate lately will have a rough idea of the cost involved! Hence 4 instead of 5 stars.

A good book, some unusual taste combinations, and really interesting looking cupcake recipes. Good to see some savory recipes in there too, but to my mind, not as good as Cake Days.
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on 9 February 2017
I have all the Hummingbird books and this one is just as good as the others. The recipes, are very easy to follow just like the previous books and it's nice to see the different bakes! The photographs are beautiful and inspiring.
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on 24 April 2013
I was looking forward to baking from this book, there were lots of positive remarks on the feed back but i found the recipes just did not work.
The cake batter is heavy and stodgy and its the same recipe with just different toppings and fillings.
I would not recommend this book
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