Saturday, July 30, 2011

Baking Book Giveaway!

Last week, I had linked my Lemon Drizzle Traybake post to two link parties, Sweet Tooth Friday hosted by Alli n Son and Sweet Indulgences Sunday hosted by A Well-Seasoned Life.  I've participated in the link parties every week (when I remember) and they're always filled with amazing desserts, many of which I can only admire but probably can't replicate.  Some are quite fancy and I just don't have that kind of decorating talent or inclination.  So imagine my surprise when this simple, unfrosted, couldn't-be-easier-to-make lemon cake got the most views from both link parties.  Go figure!

So then it seems like a shame that I'm unlikely to use the baking book it came from that often.  As I mentioned in the original post, this book is filled with gorgeous, incredible-looking cakes.  Yet I chose the lemon drizzle traybake recipe to make from it simply because it was the easiest, least fussy one.  But for someone more decorating-inclined than I am, they might like this book and be able to replicate the gorgeous cakes within it.  I'm a big believer in using what you have and if you're not going to use it, give it to someone who will.  So I'm going to offer this book, Gorgeous Cakes by Annie Bell, as a giveaway.

Gorgeous Cakes by Annie Bell, Chris Alack (Photographer)

To enter in a random drawing for the book, leave a comment in this post and tell me anything: your favorite dessert (a link to the recipe would be nice but not necessary), the best thing you ever ate or made, your favorite thing to make, how long you've been baking, or any other random tidbit about yourself that you want to share.  I'll accept entries through midnight PST next Sunday, August 7, 2011.  I'll do a random drawing from all the entrants and contact the winner on Monday, August 8.  Good luck!


  1. Would have to say cannoli (at least until I change my mind again--depending on what I eat/bake.

  2. My favorite cake is Carrot cake. I fell in love with baking when I was about 10 years.old. I been doing it for 30+years now.

  3. My favorite dessert is fudge!

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  4. I made Oreo Stuffed chocolate chip cookies a few months ago and people still talk about them. They keep asking when I'm going to make them again. :)

  5. My favorite dessert is anything with peanut butter and cheesecake!

  6. Thanks for all the responses so far and links to recipes - they all sound yummy! Keep 'em coming!

  7. This book is so good lot of details on how to makes cakes.

    Baking and Pastry Schools

  8. I just made some snickerdoodle cupcakes recently and they were DIVINE. The cupcake recipe was from Marta Stewart's cupcake book, but the frosting was a basic buttercream with some cinnamon added. YUM!

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  9. Hi there! My favorite dessert bar is something I actually make myself-it is like crack would be to a crack addict!
    I submit entries in the baked categories at the Minnesota State fair. I have only won 1 blue ribbon, but so far each year something I submit wins something.
    Here is the link to the Chocolate caramel matzo "crack":