Monday, 3 October 2011

Cake days ... makes everyday special

A while ago we were lucky enough to be sent the latest book from the Hummingbird Bakery. 





Cake Days by Tarek Malouf is published by Collins and moves on from their first book which mainly concentrated on cupcakes, to large sharing cakes and other delicious sweet treats.


Full of indulgent delights for special days such as birthdays, Christmas, Valentines and Easter. There's also plenty of recipes for the days when you say 'oh what the hell', and get out the baking bowl.


The book is a lovely read, full of beautiful photographs and scrumptious looking recipes from Hummingbird favorites to brand new recipes such as coffee and tea flavoured cupcakes (Earl Grey no less), to whoopie pies, cookies and classic layer cakes.


There's some interesting flavour combinations. What about  Beetroot and Chocolate Cupcakes?  Or  Courgette, Walnut and Cinnamon Layer Cake? Or maybe Chocolate Guinness Cake? I can't wait to have a go at these, to see what the end result tastes like.


The book is perfect for cake lovers, even those who haven't been cooking that long as the recipes are easy to follow, you really don't have to be a master baker. Just by following the recipe to the letter I turned out a cheesecake that looked very similar to one in the  pictures! 


There's plenty of tips and friendly advice as well as a image of every cake. It's a must have for keen bakers. Plus the vibrant pink book cover looks brilliant on your bookcase! 


Cake Days by Tarek Malouf (Collins) RRP £20 is available from all good bookshops.


We received Cake Days free of charge to review.