Who doesn’t love the really terrific TV series, Great British bake off’? Well, we certainly do which is why we were delighted to receive the brand new cookbook from one of our very favourite winners, Edd Kimber. ‘Say it with cake’ is the follow up cookbook to Edd’s bestselling debut, ‘The boy who bakes.’
This is a really gorgeous book that is filled with over 80 deliciously scrumptious recipes for cakes, puddings, pies and lots, lots more. Edd appreciates the role cake plays in the important events that we all cherish as we go through life, lighting candles on birthdays, icing fruit cakes at Christmas time, creating elegant white towers for Weddings and simple celebratory cakes for christenings. Edd’s recipes are not only mouth-wateringly delicious but thankfully easy to follow and guaranteed to work every time.
Regardless of whether you are a baking novice or a genius with a whisk, there is something to be learned from this book. ‘Say it with Cake’ is divided into four chapters; birthdays and parties, romance, festive and afternoon tea & picnics, each of which features some truly mouth-watering cakes and bakes.
Edd has created some truly showstopping birthday cakes; from a divine Strawberry shortcake to a rather impressive white chocolate rainbow cake to a sophisticated chocolate & amaretto baked Alaska. There are romantic cakes perfect to impress your partner on Valentine’s Day or for a special anniversary including a recipe for some really sweet love heart cookies and a mouth-watering orange and chocolate 50th Anniversary cake. There are even some stunning wedding cake recipes for anyone brave enough to attempt their own! There are festive cakes such as the utterly moreish s’mores cake and a decadent black forest roulade ideal for the Christmas season. There are comforting recipes such as cherry pie and mini cinnamon and apple cakes.
Edd’s cookbook would make the ideal Christmas gift for someone who loves to bake or who wants to learn how. Here at MummyPages we know we would be delighted to unwrap it under the tree this year!
'Say it with Cake' by Edd Kimber is published by Kyle Books, RRP €23.99