The first section of this book is an essential guide to baking and other kitchen techniques. It also includes recipes for the cake bases and different types of icing. Then follows a superb collection of teatime recipes, from Greek Yogurt and Fig Cake to Mississippi Mud Pie. The third section offers inspirational ideas for spectacular party cakes for birthdays and special occasions. The step-by-step instructions for each recipe are easy to follow for guaranteed success. Every finished recipe is shown in a glorious colour photograph, so you can see exactly what you are aiming to achieve. Altogether, this book is a superb reference manual, an inspirational sourcebook and a one-stop teatime recipe and party cake collection - the only book on teatime indulgence you will ever need.
As well as writing cookbooks, Valerie Ferguson has represented a number of award-winning restaurants while running her own public relations consultancy, Headlines PR. She has also organised food and wine workshops for national magazines including Taste, Good Housekeeping and Woman's Journal, and managed her own catering service and cookery school, Green Cuisine, for many years. A highly experienced editor, she has been responsible for creating a very successful series of mini-cookbooks. Valerie Ferguson's published works include Cooking For One (Southwater); Pasta: 500 Recipes (Lorenz Books); The Chilli Cookbook (Southwater); The Vegetarian Cookbook (Lorenz Books) and 10-Minute Recipes (Southwater).