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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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Hail Queen Delia!!

Advantages: Gorgeous recipes
Disadvantages: Want to eat them all

Delia and me go back a long way. In an effort to domesticate me my parents bought me my very first hard backed Delia when I was 18. As far as I was concerned it was just another cookery book with a strange woman on the front holding an egg. I never ...

susan1967 25.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course (A New Edition for the 1990s) - Delia Smith

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Diamond review  Delia at her best

Advantages: Recipes for every occasions and they're just about fool-proof.
Disadvantages: Some of the chapters are a little dated.

...great fan of Delia Smith, but I owe her a debt of gratitude. My mother always told me that I couldn't cook and in my youth constantly derided my efforts to produce anything edible. It's the sort of thing that sticks. One day in the late seven ...

SueMagee 08.03.2003 · Read full review
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