I have so far made only 2 recipes in this book. Loved the results. I made the Butterscotch Cream Roll up cake....Devine, light, rich and a very easy thing to make. It was a small cake, perfect if you dont want a full size layer cake and it hold up well in the fridge. I also made the Berry Long Cake with ginger crumb. I used only strawberries, as thats all I had. I went easy w/the ginger. We loved the texture of the corn meal. delish! Beautiful book and lovely photographs.Im an experienced baker, so it was all pretty easy for me, but Im sure a novice could follow the directions.