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My first book “[amazon_textlink asin=’1520798024′ text=’Baking at its best: Advice for home bakers and would be entrepreneurs’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’wwwlovetobake-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’fde97faf-4514-11e7-b41b-071b15adaf2f’]” has its first book review. I have copied the review below as I have a 5 star rating from the reviewer which I am soooo happy about.

       5 star rating


Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite

“Do you enjoy cooking? Baking? Does everyone enjoy eating your creations? Perhaps some have even suggested that you could start up a business with your food delights. Well, why not! Others have done it, and quite successfully, too. Why not you? V. Dale has degrees in food science as well as brewing and distilling. But her true love of working in the kitchen began as a child, when she helped her mother and her grandmother with the cooking and baking. She enjoyed the task, but also the positive comments from friends and family alike. It was rewarding to know that people really did enjoy her efforts in the kitchen. After working in the brewing industry for many years, this multi-talented author started her own bakery, so to speak, in her own kitchen. She reached out to the public, setting up a stall to sell her food delights. From savoury dishes like Corned Beef Slice, to the more sweet treats like Chocolate Banana Cake, V. Dale quickly established herself as a much sought after cook and baker.

However, it takes more than a good cook and baker to ensure a successful business. There are regulations to be followed to ensure that the product created is safe to eat as well as delicious. There is also the little matter of insurance and many more practical things to consider. V. Dale, cook/baker turned author, has outlined everything in her book, Baking at its Best: A guide for home bakers and would be entrepreneurs. And once you’ve thoroughly studied the very organised step-by-step guide to creating a successful (and safe) business in the cooking/baking industry, the author shares some of the more popular recipes that quickly sell out when she sets up her Saturday stall at the local market.”

If you read my book it would be great if you could leave a review either on Amazon page or through Goodreads.

Biscoffi Cake
Biscoffi Cake

To celebrate I made a lovely cake filled with fresh cream and caramel. Keeping with the caramel theme the cake was decorated with the [amazon_textlink asin=’B0057BQUYC’ text=’Lotus cookies’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’wwwlovetobake-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’df2de9f5-4514-11e7-bfb7-6dcd350ee69b’] which added  a delicious caramel  crunch to the cake. I made a chocolate genoise sponge for this cake, homemade caramel (there is some left over so it is going to be made into a caramel and apple crumble today). The cream was double cream with crème fraîche mixed in – this is my favourite filling at the moment. This cake went down a storm yesterday, so much so, there are only two pieces left this morning. There may be ructions on later so I will have to go and bake some treats for the family later.