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I ordered this book looking for inspiration for cake decorating, and I was very happy when I received it. It's full of gorgeous cake photos as well as delicious cake recipes. It's a book that I'll keep for years and years to come because it's designs will never go out of style. Also the recipes where a very nice surprise, because I was also looking for cake recipes that work, and these are also delicious (I already made one of the chocolate cakes). It's not a book on cake decorating, like those with step by step and "how to". It's a large book with beautiful photos of beautiful cakes, some easier to decorate than others, and complete recipes. My opinion is that it's a very good purchase.
This book arrived really early and in perfect condition, really pleased with the delivery and the condition of the book., So excited to try out the receipe, the photographs and lay out of the book are inspiring.
I have had Martha 's cookery books before & enjoyed them,this one just does not reach the mark. Some nice pictures but no diagrams to help you make them,more for somebody who already has a good knowledge of baking wedding cakes,an idea book really. I collect cake books so another for my collection but if you want it because you want to make a wedding cake not really the one.
This is a really fabulous book. It isn't a step by step guide like some, but is full of beautiful cakes, flawlessly executed with plenty of great tips, techniques and recipes. Despite being an American book, the styles are very compatible with British tastes.
This is a beautiful book, full of inspiring photos of wonderful wedding cakes and tips on displaying them. Perfect for brides and cake makers. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet - they're in US measures so wouldn't be my first port of call for new recipes, as well as being aimed at American tastes. But it's a lovely book so I would recommend it.
Ich habe dieses Buch als Dankeschön verschenkt, da unsere Hochzeitstorte von einer Freundin und ihrer Mutter mit viel Liebe einfach perfekt zubereitet wurde. Man kann sagen, dass die beiden in Sachen Literatur zum Backen von Torten schon ziemlich umfassend ausgestattet waren.
Trotzdem waren sie absolut begeistert, von diesem Buch, um das sie bisher wegen des Preises nur herumgeschlichen waren. Leider habe ich es mir persönlich nicht angeschaut, aber laut meiner Freundin sind die Kuchen und Designs unglaublich schön und gleichzeitig wunderbar erklärt. Sicherlich wahrscheinlich eher etwas für Fortgeschrittene, aber das kann man sich wahrscheinlich schon beim Ansehen des Meisterwerkes auf dem Cover denken.
Of course anything Martha Stewart produces is top quality and this book top notch for recipes, layout, beautiful photos. Everything is well explained and the photography of the cakes are gorgeous! I used a few of these cake recipes to make special birthday cakes, and received outstanding compliments. I highly recommend this book.
I guess I had high expectations for this book based on other reviews and the fact that the author is an American. Let's face it the Americans often go the extra mile with their cakes. I was quite disappointed because 90% of the designs in the books I have seen before (mostly on the net) and they do tend to lean towards the traditional tiered cakes with a little more flare. The designs in the book expects you to have a degree of knowledge on cake decorating, there are no step by step guides. I will say the book has some good recipes. It is an OK book to have on your shelf.