Who doesn’t love cake? Not me! I am always the one who says yes to a slice of something cakey and delicious. If you like to bake cakes from corners far and wide then this book might be for you, cakes from all over the world by Roger Pizey, a leading chef. Roger has researched recipes from national favourites such as American Boston cream pie and British Chelsea buns to exquisite small treats including Russian walnut tea cakes and French madeleines. Each recipe is accompanied by insights into the history, culture and traditions associated with each cake. Even better there are recipes from Mark Hix, Marco Pierre White and Lucas Glanville dotted throughout the book.
What did I like about this book? It’s weighty, it feels like a serious book. There are so many recipes you’ll want to make it’s hard to choose what’s top of the list. I like that so many celebrity chefs have lent their recipes to Roger, they’re great endorsements, especially if like me, you hadn’t heard of Roger before. Another great thing? There are very few obscure recipes from far flung places that have been included for geographical context rather than on their merit as a recipe. These are recipes you’ll want to make. And the photography is clear, contemporary and under styled, which is a change for a cakey book.
What didn’t I like about this book? The chat about Roger and his chef pals, whilst it adds a seriousness to the book, can feel a little exclusive. There are little sections about the best places to enjoy cakes in major cities across the world too. Not a bad thing at all but obviously this information will date in years to come. I’m a bit old fashioned and like my books to stand the test of time in that regard.
I have 3 copies worth £30 each to giveaway. There are lots of ways to enter – see the Rafflecopter form below. The first way is just to leave a comment on this post. Easy peasy. Closing date 6th December 2013.
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- This giveaway will close on 6th December 2013.
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Rules and things:
- Open to folks living in the UK and Europe, over the age of 18. Sorry to those who are younger.
- There are 3 x World’s Best Cakes recipe books available worth £30 each. There’s no cash alternative to the prize and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
- Instructions form part of the terms and conditions. Entries using any software or automated process to make bulk entries will obviously be disqualified. The winner will be picked at random using software and then contacted by email. If you win and then don’t respond to this email within 7 days then another winner will be picked so check your emails and your spam! The goodies will be delivered to the winner as soon as possible after you have sent me your delivery address.
- I am running this giveaway on behalf of Jacqui Small Publishers who will be responsible for sending the book to you by post should you win. Their decision is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
- This is where I get all stern – please don’t say you have liked the post and followed me on Twitter and Tweeted away like a Tweety thing if you haven’t as guess what? If you win I will check you did do the things you said you did. It’s only fair after all. And I do like fairness.
Good luck everyone!
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cake making would be great to do with the kids
I love baking with my son this would be fab
<3 lovely giveaway thank you x
i love baking cakes but am nt very good at it! could do with a good book to help me :)
Would love to have a go at these recipes :)
Wow… if I don’t win I think this one will have to go on my Christmas list…
I love cake, the book sounds wonderful. I love the idea of adding some history to each recipe :)
looks like a great book
looks yummy :)
Such a fabulous givaway! thanks
Great comp :)
Thanks for the comp. Merry Christmas. x
I love baking cakes and also love looking at pictures of them. Fab book
Worlds Best Cakes – I would love to try these recipes.
Merry Christmas x
What is better that a nice cake?
I love baking!! great giveaway!! :)
my daughter loves baking cakes ;-)
Another good one thank you for a chance to win another great prize
Merry Christmas x
Wow, great give away. Xx
Fab prize – can’t beat a good yummy cake & coffee :)
Loving your blog!
would love this
This would be great to have in my kitchen!
would love to receive this
Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes – this book is not just about any cupcakes – it looks like somebody will be in for a great treat
Another fab prize, thank you xx
I’d love to win this :D would be so handy
This looks inspirational – great prize :D
More cakes to make – lovely!
mmmmmmm cakes :)
Yummy Cakes! Great Prize
Great giveaway, inspiring for christmas
Fab giveaway! Thank you
i love cake! lol!
Words can’t explain how much I love cake LOL This would be amazing to win! Fingers and toes crossed…
This book looks fantastic,it would make a fantastic Christmas Present for my mum
I’d love to win x
great food ideas sounds delicious
I am looking for simple cake recipes.
Might make me bake better
ive really got into decorating cakes recently
I go bananas for banana cake.
I love cake…
Brilliant looking book
another great pressie for my mother in law!
A great sounding book
This looks amazing!
I love baking, fab giveaway
Girlfriend would kill for this lol
Great gift for my baking mad wife.
Love baking cakes it’s very rewarding
Would love this lovely Cake book although my partner would disagree as he thinks I have too many cookbooks! You can never have too many!!
Love making cakes so this would be a perfect gift for me
I would love this book!
I would like to give this to a friend who makes the most beautiful cakes for special occasions. Its such a gift.
This book looks delightful!
I love cake
Would love to win this, would encourage me to get out of my rut of just making Victoria Sponges!
Watched you on QVC last night. Recipes are inspiring.
oh yum, love baking. great prize
I’d definitely love to have a go with this book!
Love love love baking! & now the weather is getting colder there will be much more of it going on :D
Especially cakes. You’re right, who doesn’t love cake?!
Fantastic giveaway! :D
Love baking, especially cakes! ;)
another great prize
great giveaway xx
Fab giveaway x
Love making cakes – this would help make me try different ones
great comp x
Great looking book
love to win this
Looks like a great prize
Fingers crossed! Looks interesting.
Bet theres some gorgeous recipes in there!
Mmm, would love to try some new recipes :)
Want the book to improve my baking skills! :)
I love cake but I do tend to be a little static, Victoria Sponge, Chocolate, Lemon Drizzle…
looks a great book x
fab giveaway, good luck and fingers crossed xx
Good luck everyone x
Looks like a must have baking book.
This would be fab to flick through then give to my mother in law to bake haha! :D
i love baking with my little ones
mmm i love cake
Mmm! I would love this to add to my ever-growing baking book collection!
sounds like a great book
enter me please
Fab addition to my cookery book collection!
Would love to win. I’m trying to improve my baking skills !
Can never have too many baking books :)
This looks so good! Need to increase my repertoire as my friends and I are getting more and more competitive with each other with our baking!
MMMM a whole book of cakes, what could be better! :)
I love baking
Thanks for the lovely giveaway
would love to win
Fab giveaway, thanks for hosting :) x
Sounds like a great book!
This sounds like a lovely book!
My teenage daughter has just got in to baking she would love this book
i’ve got pretty heavily into baking cakes and desserts with my family so this would be brilliant! with love, faye xx
You can never have enough cake recipes!
Where would I start?!
Great gift idea
Cakes! Who can resist them? Thanks for another fab giveaway!
Great giveaway, thank you
What a lovely looking book :-)
Lovely book just what I need
Fabulous, I need another baking book
I love making cakes! Yummmy looking book
fab prize good luck everyone xxxx
I love baking & this looks great!
Cakes yum, yes please x
What a great prize!
I’ve been getting into my baking lately and the other half has a cake club going on the building site he works on. They all take it in turns to bring in something delicious and homemade :) Bless em.
id love this
Looks fab xoxo
Always love to have a new recipe book, especially on cake.
Thanks for the giveaway
I do love a cookbook, even better that it’s about cakes. Great competition.
Cakes are the best food ever
fabby comp! starting to get a good collection of cook books myself :)
You can never have too many cookbooks! This looks fab :) Thanks for the great giveaway!
Looks a great book
Mmm I love cakes
these look fab
I would love to make the worlds best cakes :) Would make me very popular!
I don’t have any good cake-baking books.
Great giveaway – my cookbooks could do with a new lease of life!
My recipe for success
Great addition to my cook book collection!
This would be really bad for me but oh so good too!
You can never have enough recipe books, would love this
This sounds good. I love clear photography of cakes instead of flower arrangements in a cake book.
wow i love cakes
Would be a good present for sis who wants to make cakes for a living.
Ooh thank you Holly. This sounds like a really good book – thank you. Good luck everyone. Hope you enjoy the Bake Off tonight xx
Great prize – I do love cake
I Love cake. x
This book looks great!
looks like a great book!
please enter me too
Please enter me. Thanks
I’d love this book! x
Would love the ‘Worlds Best Cakes Book’ , great giveaway!
Looks a really good book suitable for all budding cooks
cakes mmmmm mmmmm
This looks like a great book.
I love baking and love trying new recipes :)
I’ve just moved into my first ever house and am loving learning to cook lots of lovely meals from scratch (which is how I discovered your blog!) Next on my agenda is to learn to bake yummy cakes – and this book would be ideal!
Please enter me.
Would love to have a bash at some of these!
Oh, baking joy!
This sounds like it would give some inspiration (which I badly need!).
I have just started baking so this would be great!
this would be great for baking for christmas
These books look lovely – and I need to test out my new mixer somehow ;)
I love the cake ;)
Hi and thanks for the giveaway
Love cake baking with my daughter
I have just started to bake again & this book will be very helpful to learn lot’s of new cake recipes
Amazing! We were looking through this book at the last Clandestine Cake Book Club event and all said how good it looked.
I’d love to try some of these recipes! Finers crossed
LOVE MAKING CAKE, JUST NOT THAT GOOD AT IT, NEED EVERY BIT OF HELP I CAN GET!
This a great giveaway, would love to try some of the cakes- fingers crossed
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