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The Primrose Bakery was co-founded in the kitchens of Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas in 2004. In the last decade the bakery has gone from strength to strength, with the opening of two shops in Primrose Hill (2006) and Covent Garden (2008) and the publication of three recipe collections, Cupcakes From the Primrose Bakery, The Primrose Bakery Book and Primrose Bakery Celebrations. In October 2014 the bakery will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the publication of a fourth cookery book, Primrose Bakery Christmas.
Martha Swift is now sole owner of the bakery and lives in Primrose Hill, North London, with her two daughters.
Christmas time is all about tradition, from the songs we sing to the food we eat, but, from mince pies to Christmas pudding, the food of Christmas could always benefit from extra help to make it shine just a little bit brighter. The Primrose Bakery has been bringing an extra bit of twinkle to their Christmas baking for over a decade and in this book reveal their unique twists and exciting reinventions of traditional Christmas treats, as well as all-new recipes to breathe fresh life into your festive baking repertoire. The chapters feature over 100 delicious recipes for seasonal cupcakes, impressive wintry celebration cakes and stunning dessert centerpieces, as well as charming biscuits, cinnamon-scented loaves, indulgent bars and brownies and wonderfully personal edible gifts. Step-by-step sequences reveal the secrets behind assembling a perfect layer cake, building a magnificent gingerbread house from scratch and rolling a perfect festive Yule log, and, in true Primrose Bakery-style, the recipes are all easy to follow for wonderful results at home. From warming Eggnog Cupcakes and decorative and delicious Popcorn Baubles to a lavish Christmas Pavlova Wreath or decadent Christmas Pudding Cake with Mulled Wine Icing, this book offers wonderfully festive recipes to make your Christmas baking a triumph.
Primrose Bakery is renowned for easy, foolproof and delicious recipes. This book has over 100 of the very best new recipes from the bakery. It is for anyone who wants fun, great-tasting recipes which genuinely work. Whether you want to bake a seasonal recipe, something for a special occasion, or something to suit that day's mood this one-stop baking bible has it all.
Learn how to throw parties Primrose Bakery-style with this collection of brand new recipes from Primrose Bakery. Eight themed celebrations cover every age group and event, with sweet and savoury treats for small children, cocktail-laced cupcakes for grown-ups and inspiring ideas for everything in between. As always, the recipes are simple to make, easy to source, thoroughly tested and utterly delicious, with plenty of Primrose Bakery wit and creativity thrown in. Each one features quirky recipes for centre piece cakes, cupcakes, drinks and other delectable treats, plus brilliant ideas for how to accessorize the perfect celebration. The perfect cookbook for parties or simply for treats to make humdrum days that little bit special.
The Primrose Bakery is a way of life. From croissants for breakfast to layer cakes at tea, it has the whole day covered. And of course their signature buttercream cupcakes are delicious any time of day! With over 80 inspirational and easy-to-follow recipes for cupcakes, layer cakes, biscuits, loaves and much more, as well as tips like perfect icing, The Primrose Bakery Book is a baking bible. It is also a gorgeously quirky window onto the very special day-to-day world of the Primrose Bakery.
This is a best-selling masterclass on how to make simple, stylish little cakes that bring joy to children and adults alike. Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas concentrate on the basics with separate chapters on how to make different sponge recipes, how to ice a cupcake properly, using decorations - as well as exploring seasonal and special occasions. More and more people are opting for cupcakes for their wedding cake, and so this is covered in detail, as well as ideas for birthdays, festive and summery variations. From Halloween-inspired Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Icing to seductive White Amaretto Cupcakes decorated with sweet pea flowers, Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery shows you how to make utterly delicious cupcakes with a sophisticated twist.