Book Review – Simply Beautiful Homemade Cakes

Book Review of simply beautiful homemade cakes

Check out the cover on this book! As a highly visual cookbook kinda person, I can say without hesitation that the author nailed the pic on the front. The mouthwatering Neapolitan cake with a super-shiny ganache crowning it – now I want to make it myself! Mission will eventually be accomplished 🙂

The title is apropos, BTW – it really is a book filled with simply beautiful homemade cakes. The author is Lindsay Conchar, blogger over at Life, Love & Sugar. I happened across her book in the library before her blog in the interwebs, but after checking out her blog I think I’m going to subscribe. Her recipes photos are stunning and the recipes look like winners, just like the book!

I got this tome from the library and have dog-eared several pages already (shhh, don’t tell the librarians). Clear instructions and pictures (even some how-tos on decorating) are throughout, which is not always the case in every cookbook I’ve perused 😉

On my to-bake list from Simply Beautiful Homemade Cakes –
– Tiramisu Cake
– Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cake
– Cannoli Cupcakes
– Cherry Almond Cupcakes <<<< underrated combination, BTW
– Triple Lemon Cupcakes
– Neapolitan Cake
– Samoa Layer Cake
– Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake <<<< is now a request for my daughter’s birthday and has replaced my own cake 🙁
– Pink Velvet Rose Cupcakes
– Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes

Another crappy cell phone picture for your viewing pleasure –

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Icebox Cupcakes

Those are Chocolate-Covered Strawberry-Covered Icebox Cupcakes. Perfect for Valentines Day, right? I have never eaten nor made an icebox cake in my life and I feel incomplete. This is a thing, apparently – layers of stuff not baked and kept cold. I will try it and report back.

I believe at this point I’ve read at the library, and am very pleased to have found this one! Many dog-ears in book = WINNING

Link for author’s blog –

Author: Tiffany

Wife, mother, amateur baker.

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