When UPS delivered this book for review, I had planned to quickly peruse it and set it aside to read at another time. Instead it was about half an hour later I messaged my daughter that I was reading the BEST baking book I've seen in awhile.
Daisy Cake Bakes is subtitled Southern Layer Cakes, Pies, Cookies, and More. The author is Kim Nelson, whose Daisy Cake business is a success story of ABC's Shark Tank. I am happy she decided to share her recipes with us!
The first cake recipe in the book is one of my favorite cakes so she had me there, a simple yellow cake with chocolate icing. Which was a favorite cake for her family growing up. The book has a good balance of easy baked goods, those we would recognize from our own childhood, and cakes or desserts which she has created for her business.
For instances, some more unusual items are Long Island Iced Tea Pie, Bacon Jam Filling, Bacon Toffee, and Scotland Orange Cake (which I have marked to try right away). She also offers basic easy-to-make recipes that offer various options to "make it your own" specialty. There are a good amount of photos throughout the book.
The chapters are:
- Cakes and Cupcakes
- Cookies, Bars, and Confections
- Frostings, Fillings, and Sauces
- Pies and Fritters
- Ice Creams and Puddings
I highly recommend this cookbook for both the beginner and the experienced baker.
Daisy Cakes Bakes was provided by Blogging For Books but the opinions are my own.
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