Sainsbury’s Cake Book Giveaway & Review

competition giveaway cake book

Competition Now Ended: The lucky winner is Chloe Elphick. Chloe could you please contact me via email with your address and I will get the book sent out to you asap. Congratulations!


Its pretty common knowledge that I cannot resist a cake book – I’ve had to start limiting myself to only ones that are really good as space is rapidly running out. (I’m still hoping that one day I’ll get my haven of peace in the conservatory being converted to a snug/library). When Sainsbury’s contacted me asking me to review their Cake book (There’s no messing, its simply called ‘Cake’), all will power went out of the window. I was slightly sceptical though, wondering what could possibly be new in a supermarket cake decorating and baking book?

I was wrong.

how to make cakes with sweets inside

This has quickly turned into the cake book of the moment for me. There’s so many techniques that I’ve been wanting to try for ages but not got round to. I could possibly have googled the techniques on the internet, but its super handy to have them all in one book.

There’s at least 50 different cake designs to choose from with ratings to show how easy or complicated the design is to achieve. Each cake has a photograph alongside pics of the steps to achieving the finished look.

shapes inside cakes

The colours of the cakes are great. There’s cakes that even beginners can do and some for the more advanced (wedding cake that could be used for a really special party). All the latest trends are in there from the baked shaped in the middle of a cake to the surprise sweets piñata type of cake that are so popular.

I know that I will be using this book asa reference for quite a while to come – its definitely not been relegated to the ‘Nice book but not much in it’ shelf. My copy is covered in butter stains & splashes of vanilla extract already.

making a cupcake bouquet

Sainsbury’s have kindly offered another copy of this book to be used as a giveaway. To enter please follow the Rafflecopter instructions below. The draw will close on Monday 5th May and the winner will be notified as soon as possible. I will send the book out to the winner as soon as the winner has been verified. If any steps have been missed out when entering the competition, another winner will be selected at random.

Thanks for entering – I’m sure the winner will be very happy with their book! Happy Baking and Decorating!

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  1. says

    Fave cake? Changes weekly! I love battenburg but never made it because it looks hard! Current fave is apple and bourbon from Tea with Bea, a well used book off my shelf. In fact I am currently mithering hubby to put new shelves up in kitchen for my cook books!

  2. Paul says

    I love boiled fruit cake – always known as ‘Diana Dors Cake’ in our family. It’s so easy and delicious.

  3. says

    Chocolate and salted caramel because that is my favourite flavour combination of the moment – a moment that’s lasted at least three years or more 😉

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