Book Review: Mary Berry’s Ultimate Cake Book

Baked by Jane

mary imageOriginally published in 1994, the revised edition of Mary Berry’s Ultimate Cake Book was published in 2003.

This cookbook has been long on my wishlist and recommended to me by many a person. I purchased it yesterday after a long time adoring it from afar.

This book oozes old school charm and Mary’s comforting writing, gentle encouragement and fool proof recipes and methods.

The book goes through everything from chocolate cakes to tray bakes, fruitcakes to children’s baking, cakes for gifts to occasion cakes. This book really befits it’s title of Ultimate Cake Book.

The book offers great information on choosing ingredients, decorating cakes with ease and a questions and answers section on common baking problems.

I feel this will be my go – to cookbook when inspiration for baking is at a low. It will become a favourite of mine quickly.

I look forward to trying some of her many…

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