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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 Iíd 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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Cook Bookery

Advantages: It's Delia!
Disadvantages: It's Delia.

Iíve got a confession to make. I canít boil an egg. I donít mean that I canít cook, because I can. I mean that I canít boil an egg. I was born just after the end of the Second World War when food was not particularly plentiful and some of it was still ...

SueMagee 03.07.2002 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Delia's How to Cook: Book 1 - Delia Smith

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How to cook indeed!

Advantages: Easy to follow, not fancy
Disadvantages: None

I tend to buy cook books (or receive them as gifts) then never use them, but this one is definitely different! It was given to me as a birthday present and I'm eternally grateful! Despite cooking for myself for about 6 years now there are some things in ...

AliB 05.09.2000 ∑ Read full review
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