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Saved by Cake by Marian Keyes

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Gives an account of the author's battle with depression, and how baking has helped her. With chapters on cupcakes, cheesecakes, meringues and macaroons, chocolate cakes, fruit cakes and favourite classics, this title presents recipes for beginner bakers, offering hints and tips to help along the way.

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Saved by Cake by Marian Keyes

Learn to bake with Britain's favourite women's fiction author, Marian Keyes. Saved by Cake gives an extremely honest account of Marian Keyes' recent battle with depression, and how baking has helped her. A complete novice in the kitchen, Marian decided to bake a cake for a friend and that was it - she realized that baking was what she needed to do in order to get her through each day. And so she baked, and she wrote her recipes down, and little by little the depression has started to lift, along with her sponges... Never patronizing, always honest and witty, accessible and full of fun, the bakes and cakes that Marian serves up in this cookbook will put a smile on your face and make you happy. From her Consistently Reliable Cupcakes and Very Chocolately Macaroons, to the ease of her Fridge-set Honeycomb Cheesecake, you will want to have a go at making all of Marian's recipes. The shoe and handbag biscuits particularly. Very covetable. Very Marian.

About the Author

Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes' international bestselling novels include Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky and most recently The Mystery of Mercy Close.

She is published in twenty-nine different languages. Two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, as well as her fabulous cookbook Saved By Cake, are also published by Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.

Marian’s stunning new novel about losing the life you had and finding a better one, The Woman Who Stole My Life, is out now in paperback.

Author photo © Barry McCall

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15th February 2012


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Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd


232 pages


Biography / Autobiography
Cookery, Food and Drink

Cakes, baking, icing & sugarcraft



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