Saved By Cake

 

Saved by Cake jacketSaved by Cake is an extremely honest account of Marian Keyes' recent battle with depression, and how baking has helped her. A complete novice in the kitchen, Marian decided to bake a cake for a friend and that was it - she realised that baking was what she needed to get through each day. And so she baked, and she wrote her recipes down, and little by little the depression started to lift, along with her sponges...

With chapters on cupcakes, cheesecakes, meringues and macaroons, chocolate cakes, fruit cakes and favourite classics, Marian's recipes are for beginner bakers and for anyone who just loves to bake, offering hints and tips to help along the way. Never patronizing, always honest and witty, accessible and full of fun, the bakes and cakes that she serves up are all laid out in her inimitable Marian style. This is a baking book like no other and will put a smile on your face and make you happy. From her ‘Consistently Reliable Cupcakes’ and ‘Very Chocolatey Macaroons’, to the ease of her ‘Fridge-set Honeycomb Cheesecake’, you won’t be able to resist having a go at making Marian's recipes. The shoe and handbag biscuits particularly! Very covetable. Very Marian.


At The Book Boutique there are some behind-scenes-snapshots from the shoot for the bookjacket and my not-exactly-conventional footware...


Also available in German: Glück ist backbar
and Spanish: Salvada Por Los Pasteles