Wednesday Wishing & Waiting – Saved by Cake by Marian Keyes

Posted January 25, 2012 by Melissa in On My Wishlist, Waiting on Wednesday | 7 Comments

Title:  Saved by Cake

Author:  Marian Keyes


Series:  None/Cookbook

Publisher:  Michael Joseph LTD

Release Date: February 16th 2012



Summary from GoodReads:

From one of the best-loved novelists in Britain comes a book for all of us who love to bake (or would love to learn). 

After a difficult period in her life, Marian Keyes found solace in baking. The precision of the measurements, the light spring of a well-baked cake, the prettiness of the frosting and decorations: the whole process was soothing. She immersed herself in the world of recipes and piping bags and silicone cake moulds, baking for friends, family and (when they couldn’t eat another bite) total strangers. In short, she fell in love with baking. 



Saved By Cake is a dose of pure Marian. Funny and charming as ever, Marian guides you through the world of baking in her own inimitable way. It’s perfect for novice bakers, with plenty of advice for beginners, but the recipes are delicious and unique enough to appeal to even the most seasoned of bakers. From Slightly Sinister Star Anise cupcakes to Blokey Snickers Loaf Cheesecake, from Lemon and Thyme biscuits to the Ultimate Chocolate Cake, Marian has something for everyone’s taste buds. And with her as your guide, this is baking as it’s meant to be: pure, unadulterated fun!



My Thoughts:

I saw this cookbook on my friend Toni’s new blog Whisk It Away and it really made me stop to think about how much a) I don’t know how to bake & b) the few times I have baked I’ve been left in a much better mood!  I’m really toying with the idea of pre-ordering this one and then making my way through it as Toni suggests!


Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Pen to Paper where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
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