Cakes for Romantic Occasions book review

Cakes for Romantic Occasions

I have been lucky to receive a free copy of a new cake decorating book Cakes for Romantic Occasions by May Clee-Cadman, from the publishers: David & Charles. May is the owner of Maisie Fantaisie Wedding Cakes in the UK and it is her second cake decorating book. Her first book: Sweet and Simple Party Cakes have sold over 37,000 copies worldwide. I already have a copy of her first book, so I was very excited to see what this new book would be about and to see if it is just as simple and easy to follow like Sweet and Simple Party Cakes is.

The new book Cakes for Romantic occasions is all about special celebrations, love & romance. I was happy to see that it have the same “easy to follow instructions” and lots of beautiful inspiring photos. The book will guide you through Techniques including: Equipments, recipes, preparing and icing cakes, assembling (stacking) and finishing touches. The three chapters: Sweet Nothings, Look of Love and Young Love shows four different cake designs and styles, with each design followed by “Simply Irresistble” treats like cookies, cupcakes or mini cakes that all can be used together with the cakes or just on there own. Even a brownie treat and a delicious “naked” cake have found the way to the book.

Another great thing that I like about the book, is that she uses cutters and tools which is common and easy to get for yourself, like 5-petal flowers, mini blossoms, daisy flowers and rose petal cutters just to name a few. You can use the designs as they are or pick out the parts that you like the best to make new fantastic creations. It is a great book for beginners and intermediate, but advanced could also find inspiration and enjoy reading it aswell.

Cakes for Romantic Occasions


So would you like a chance to win this book? The publishers have been so kind to donate two copies of the book, but I am throwing in my free copy aswell, so there will be three lucky readers, who will have a chance of winning this book. All you have to do is leave me a comment, telling me what kind of girl you are:

A: Cake girl, B: Mini cake girl, C: Cupcake girl or D: Cookie girl.

I will use random.org integer generator to pick out the lucky numbers and the deadline will be Sunday, November 22nd 2009 at 9.00 p.m (recorded by the comment time stamp) The three lucky winners will be announced in this post.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN FOUND.

Congratulations to the three lucky winners :-)

74. Lynn
November 20th, 2009 3:31 pm | Edit
I am a cake girl

409. Peishi
November 21st, 2009 1:28 pm
hi Louise,
I love to bake and still a beginner.. I am (B) Mini cake girl who loves to eat baking stuffs esp tiramisu.

314. Mel
November 20th, 2009 11:59 pm
I love cakes, so A.
I love your site too!

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Happy Caking!

Louise

Louise
Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.
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  1. Grace says

    How can you possibly give an objective review when you receive the book for free?  And how can you call what you’ve written a review?  It reads like a competition blurb to me. Disappointed.

    • Anonymous says

      Hi Grace,

      When I do book reviews I always write my opinion on the book. For that reason my reviews cannot be objective since it my subjective opinion.

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