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Saturday, 13 October 2012

Bake Me, I'm Yours... Chocolate: Over 25 Excuses to Indulge




I don't need an excuse to indulge in chocolate, dark chocolate is my favourite.  I was delighted to be sent this book which details 25 gorgeous projects that will wow everyone before they indulge in your chocolate creations.

This book is a brilliant introduction to working with chocolate and livening up your home baking, and help to make it look stunning.  It is more of a cake decorating book than a baking book.  There are recipes for a chocolate sponge cake with options for various sizes, chocolate cupcakes and chocolate brownies.  However, the book mostly contains instructions for decorating your baking with chocolate creations including intricate orchids, delicate blossoms, easy and impressive Christmas tree decorations and chocolate jewels, just to name a few.  To make some of the creations in the book you will need some moulds and tools but these can be bought online relatively cheaply and there is a list of suppliers in the back of the book.  There are appreviations next to the items in the ingredients lists to show which supplier the ingredients can be obtained from which is very handy indeed.

My favourite treats from the book, and those I am sure to make are:

Floral Centrepieces, Going for Gold Cake, Snowflake Cups and Sunny Delight Cupcakes.

Photos used with kind permission of publisher.

There are so many gorgeous treats in this book which are achieveable with the instructions given.  You are sure to impress friends, family and party guests with any of the creations you make from this book.  I would buy this book for friends and family who are keen to try cake decorating techniques, it's not really a childrens book but they could make some of the moulded treats with supervision.  You can purchase the book for £2.99 on offer here.  Head over and grab a couple of copies to give as Christmas Gifts, and also to help you make some delicious and gorgeous homemade Chistmas Gifts.

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