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way too sweet, sweet!

Advantages: lovely coffee table book
Disadvantages: recipes are far too sweet, quantities are not accurate

I've had 'Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery' for a couple of years now. I picked it up in one of those discount book shops - The Works I think, for just £2.99. I have the hardback copy and the full retail price of the hardback is £14.99, so I got myself a ...

michelley26 02.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Cupcakes from The Primrose Bakery - Martha Swift, Lisa Thomas

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Cupcake heaven

Advantages: Good layout, delicious cakes, good for basics
Disadvantages: One or two time consuming recipes, see review

...I originally purchased this book as I was doing a cake sale for charity and needed some help and proper recipes as the cupcakes I’d attempted to make previously were a bit dry and looked very boring. The book caught my attention because of the photos on t ...

MissDebdeb 30.03.2011 · Read full review
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Ok. But could be better.

Advantages: colour pictures, hard back
Disadvantages: lack of inspiration

...I was expecting more from this book. Recipes are easy to follow and i have tried most of them, but I have found out that they do require some modifications. For example, most of cupcakes are dry and the sponge is hard. To resolve this i had to "google" th ...

RichandM 05.04.2010 · Read full review
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Does she?

Advantages: Some great recipies!
Disadvantages: Maybe a few that aren't quite so...

Since starting university last year, I have really caught the cooking bug. While I had always enjoyed cooking, it wasn’t until I had to do it daily that I fell in love with it so. I can often be found in the kitchen, making a loaf of bread, a cake or some ...

obscuredbykep 02.11.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Mums Know Best: The Hairy Bikers' Family Cookbook - Si King, Dave Myers

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After trying some, it seems Mums do know best!

Advantages: Easy to follow, good photos, great results - so far
Disadvantages: NOT good for the waistline!

If you read my earlier review of the Hairy Bikers' 'Perfect Pies' you'll know that I'm not the recipe user in this house. I'm fortunate to have a husband who really enjoys cooking and when he's not working, he loves experimenting with new recipes - as wel ...

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