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.
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!