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Saved By Cake Hardcover – International Edition, March 13, 2012
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I received the book about 10 days after it was released in the U.K. I was not disappointed. The cover is beautiful, the forward from Marian is unblinking honest and heartfelt, the recipes are written in easy to understand directions (except they are in metric so I have to convert or get a metric scale), there are notes from Marian on nearly every recipe, and the photos are gorgeous.
I'm so glad I didn't wait until this book came out in the U.S.A! I can't wait to make Fridge-Set Honeycomb Cheesecake. Yum.
She doesn't promise that baking can help others but it has helped her. It distracts her from her depression. It calms her. And she has been baking some lovely things! This cookbook is gorgeous. And her comments for each recipe are tasty treats indeed. Well done, Marian! We can't wait to read your next novel!
So I put it on my wishlist and waited. And waited. And then! It was finally available in April. I bought it immediately and it sat on my bookshelf for far too many months. A few weeks back I finally picked Saved by Cake up again, and here we are today, with cake. All is right with the world.
I've never read Marian Keyes' novels, but based on the dark humor and honesty in her cookbook, I'd say she's got a flair for the descriptive, a thing for cookie cutters, and is also dealing with a really troubling bout of depression. Oh, and she's not-so-mildly obsessed with cake! This cookbook struck a personal chord for me - I too have baked myself through rough spots. It's rather special to see someone else, quite accomplished at writing, struggle and come through with the same sort of `therapy.'
As for the recipes themselves, Keyes has a bit of a fussy bent, so many include unique flavor combinations, unexpected ingredients, and long-ish prep times. Keyes has a good knack for describing baking tips that you may not have thought of before, and I will incorporate several of these into my usual routines. My favorite section of the cookbook was the one on `Classics,' though I look forward to also trying recipes from the `Fruit and Veg' section as well.Read more ›
For all of the -aholics out there, buy this book!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this because I love Marian Keyes and the story of why she started baking is really touching. Great recipes, easy to follow and wonderful instructions. Read morePublished on August 27, 2014 by Kristina M Leeper
Have tried a few recipes and they have been good - breakfast bars, strawberry muffins,
I like the tips the best.
Straight away the intriguing title starts to draw you in. How can you be saved by cake? A lovely thought but how...? Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by Autamme_dot_com