Let Me Eat Cake: A Celebration of Flour, Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Vanilla, Baking Powder, and a Pinch of Salt

Let Me Eat Cake: A Celebration of Flour, Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Vanilla, Baking Powder, and a Pinch of Salt❰Read❯ ➵ Let Me Eat Cake: A Celebration of Flour, Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Vanilla, Baking Powder, and a Pinch of Salt Author Leslie F. Miller – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Few creations are associated with joy or symbolic of the sweet life than cake After all, it is so much than dessertAs a book about cake would demand, this one is a multilayered, amply frosted, delicio Few creations are associated with joy Eat Cake: PDF/EPUB À or symbolic of the sweet life than cake After all, it is so much than dessertAs a book about cake would demand, this one is a multilayered, amply frosted, delicious concoction with a slice or for everyone Let Me Eat Cake is not a book about baking cake, but about eating itAuthor Leslie F Miller embarks on a journey not a journey cake, although it s in there into the moist white underbelly of the cake world She visits Let Me PDF/EPUB or factories and local bakeries and wedding cake boutiques She interviews famous chefs like Duff Goldman of Food Network s Ace of Cakes and less famous ones like Roland Winbeckler, who sculpts life size human figures out of hundreds of pounds of pound cake and buttercream frosting She takes decorating classes, shares recipes, and samples the best cakes and the worstThe book is held together by the hero on a quest, one that traces cake history and tradition If we were to bake a cake to celebrate Me Eat Cake: Kindle × the birth of cake cake is an Old Norse word, first used around, it is hard to say how many candles would go on top Though the meaning of the word originally lump of something , not to mention our expectations of its ingredients, has changed over time, we now celebrate cake as the coming together of flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, and a pinch of saltAnd what a celebration Baking a cake is hard work, but tasting it is pure pleasure So put on some elastic waist pants and grab a fork. I wanted to like this bookthan I actually did The concept was certainly compelling a book celebrating cakes rather than simply being about making them and it was edited by Betsy Lerner.I think what put me off was how the author kept switching back and forth between personal memories occasionally not cake related, she writes at length about her mother and grandmother s cooking , cake history, contests, cake shop visits and other cake related topics with little in the way of transitions I wanted to like this bookthan I actually did The concept was certainly compelling a book celebrating cakes rather than simply being about making them and it was edited by Betsy Lerner.I think what put me off was how the author kept switching back and forth between personal memories occasionally not cake related, she writes at length about her mother and grandmother s cooking , cake history, contests, cake shop visits and other cake related topics with little in the way of transitions This gave a sort of scattered feel to the book While these events were divided into different sections and chapters, she referred back to events that occurred in earlier chapters sections fairly frequently so even though the topic changed, the chapters she cutely calls them layers really couldn t stand alone as individual essays She also skipped around a bit chronologically, thoughts on her visit to Charm City Cakes are divided into at least 3 different chapters, which was odd and seemed out of order Some chapters especially thehistorically focused despite the obvious research that went into them seemed sort of thrown in at the last minute they were very short and without much of the commentary the rest of the book was thick with It was almost as if the book was both too large in scope it is a celebration of cake, rather than a straight up memoir and too small she rarely ventures beyond the confines of the Balti area Even the Today show competition she writes about is made up solely of local bakers While Balti is home to several bakeries, it isn t as if Balti is some sort of cake capital in the country When she does discuss cakes from other regions, one is not left with the impression that she actually traveled to these areas or tried most of those cakes.Despite it being a book about eating cakes rather than making them, she does do a fair amount of cake baking in the book I didn t get the impression she knew too much about baking before starting her book research and makes a few mistakes repeatedly referring to vegetable shortening as lard springs to mind which is fine, she doesn t claim to be an experienced baker, but these chapters take the book intomemoir territory which I felt was at odds with chapters about Marie Antoinette and the history of the cakewalk which were written with little personal interjection The whole book sort of vacillated between being a personal story about a woman s relationship with cake and book that wasabout cake in general and I ended up wishing that she had picked one form or the other One s life can inform astraightforward book about a topic and indeed that s what makesreadable nonfiction books stand out but she veered a little too close to the personal on too many occasions for a book that wasn t supposed to be a memoir for my taste I would have rather had a straight up memoir about her and her rather obsessive love of cake like Hilary Liftin s Candy and Me orof a cohesive cake journey similar to Steve Almond s Candy Freak All in all it wasn t bad exactly, I was just left feeling like something was missing I m not sure whether to give this 3 or 4 stars I m going with 4 since she gave me real hope that someday I can successfully make frosting, and she could be quite a funny writer at times.Its an interesting topic, but she lacks focus For all her talk in the beginning about how her book is arranged in layers like a cake, get it the different subjects she tackles history of cake, her family history and her personal history, both cake related and otherwise, celebrity cake makers, etc, are all I m not sure whether to give this 3 or 4 stars I m going with 4 since she gave me real hope that someday I can successfully make frosting, and she could be quite a funny writer at times.Its an interesting topic, but she lacks focus For all her talk in the beginning about how her book is arranged in layers like a cake, get it the different subjects she tackles history of cake, her family history and her personal history, both cake related and otherwise, celebrity cake makers, etc, are all mixed up like, well, like a marble cake, with no clear separations She talks about everything Marie Antoinette, Martha Stewart, Victorians, colonials, Vikings, Romans, Mid Atlantic pastry shops, snack cake history, recipes, her grandmother s kitchen, the evil wedding industry, first birthday cakes, and a lot of other things that flitted through her mind while she wrote this book on the sugar high that resulted from all the cake she taste tested while doing research for this book.She talks a lot about her family experience of growing up with her grandmother s cooking, and speculates everyone s trying to find a store that sells cakes like your grandmother s I find that hilarious since none of my grandmothers or step grandmothers could bake a decent cake if their lives depended on it Still, I get the idea of trying to recreate childhood memories of the taste of that perfect birthday cake I remember this one cake my dad made way back when the world was young that was pure Nirvana in cake form Bought this at the Red Canoe in the Lauraville section of Balti where the author is from I was at the Red Canoe the day of her book signing although I left before she arrived.I really couldn t find any clear point to this book It just seemed to ramble on and on and on If you are familiar with Balti, you can follow many of the references in the book But if you are not a Balti area person, you will lose quite a bit.The premise of the book is a good one But some where along the way Bought this at the Red Canoe in the Lauraville section of Balti where the author is from I was at the Red Canoe the day of her book signing although I left before she arrived.I really couldn t find any clear point to this book It just seemed to ramble on and on and on If you are familiar with Balti, you can follow many of the references in the book But if you are not a Balti area person, you will lose quite a bit.The premise of the book is a good one But some where along the way, she got lost A book about the history of cake is a great idea but Ms Miller failed to do that The personal memories about her mother and grand mother seemed to detract from the book I could not in all honesty recommend this book to a friend Leslie F Miller is a very bad writer Really, that s all I got. I m not much of a cake person Oh, I ll eat it when someone else makes one in fact, as I type this, I m eating a piece from a cake my daughter made last night , but generally speaking, I can do without Nonetheless, this was an enjoyable read While this isn t a cookbook or how to guide of any kind, there are a few context related recipes as well as a few tips based on Ms Miller s story of the moment.This is as much a memoir as anything else, with the most enjoyable parts for me being her deta I m not much of a cake person Oh, I ll eat it when someone else makes one in fact, as I type this, I m eating a piece from a cake my daughter made last night , but generally speaking, I can do without Nonetheless, this was an enjoyable read While this isn t a cookbook or how to guide of any kind, there are a few context related recipes as well as a few tips based on Ms Miller s story of the moment.This is as much a memoir as anything else, with the most enjoyable parts for me being her detailed accounts of experiences with her family, most notably her grandmother Let Me Eat Cake is a charming Balti is Charm City, after all , witty, sometimes informative and often poignant look at a life in and around the kitchen Cake is ostensibly the star of the book, but to me is really only the vehicle for Miller s stories I was expectingof this book, aJulie Powell feel I love books like that, books that contain fun facts, good, practical knowledge, and little personal tidbits Those kind of books are sweet and charming That s what this book was supposed to be.I m a self proclaimed connoisseur of desserts I look to the dessert menu when i go out to eat to determine what entree i can order I watch Martha Stewart bake avidly i hoard recipes for lemon bars, chocolate matcha bundt cake, pumpkin whoopi I was expectingof this book, aJulie Powell feel I love books like that, books that contain fun facts, good, practical knowledge, and little personal tidbits Those kind of books are sweet and charming That s what this book was supposed to be.I m a self proclaimed connoisseur of desserts I look to the dessert menu when i go out to eat to determine what entree i can order I watch Martha Stewart bake avidly i hoard recipes for lemon bars, chocolate matcha bundt cake, pumpkin whoopie pies I am disappointed when my mom makes the Food section of the L.A Times disappear, anddisappointed if they don t have a recipe for something sweet.Now having said that, I am not a big fan of cake I prefer pies and custards, soft cookies Once in a while, I crave a cupcake That s it This book did not at all foster anyaffection for cake in me In fact, it did quite the opposite While there were some interesting facts about the beginning of cake, most of it was about Leslie Miller s addiction to cake Chapters and chapters are interrupted by her moaning about the size of her ass and how she cannot resist cake It s really annoying Instead of being charming, she just comes off as creepy.The book lacks a purpose Leslie Miller interviews huge celebrities in the world of cake like Duff Goldman, the originator of Charm City Cakes, the innovator with his own show Ace of Cakes And yet, it s not really clear what s going on in the interview, why she s interviewing him at all It all seems to come back to the fact that she just wanted to eat some cake and watch some cake being decorated I was hugely disappointed It might be because I dislike reading about people with no willpower or it might have been the sense of this is pointless I got, but basically, I did not like this book very much at all to borrow a phrase from cooking competitions, the concept is brilliant but this book fails in execution this book is presented as a celebration of cake, but the book reads as a celebration of the author and her obsession with cake within the balti area the problem is that she comes across as a bit of a know it all and doesn t really allow the reader to make their own judgments in some instances she seems oblivious to her own faults she mentions interrupting a conversation between a famo to borrow a phrase from cooking competitions, the concept is brilliant but this book fails in execution this book is presented as a celebration of cake, but the book reads as a celebration of the author and her obsession with cake within the balti area the problem is that she comes across as a bit of a know it all and doesn t really allow the reader to make their own judgments in some instances she seems oblivious to her own faults she mentions interrupting a conversation between a famous cake artist and a fan in order to correct the cake artist about something, then seems surprised when the cake artist is brusque with her and then calls her out on it during their interview there s a cake artist featured that she appears to have a vendetta against, because every reference to this baker has a bit of a dig included if she doesn t like what someone is telling her, she acknowledges the fact that she s bored of this and doesn t go into detail, even if it s something someone might be interested to hear about it s looking at cake through her eyes, and i would prefer this book to beobjective.the book also suffers from an organization problem there are sections where the author goes into topics that are unrelated to cake and often to toot her own horn, like her grandmother s cooking and her mosaics which have been featured on TV some chapters are barely a page, others go on for a while instead of talking about a cake artist for one chapter, she skips around, inserting the information where it suits her it s barely a few notches above stream of consciousness.i like the idea of a book about cake but i wanted less of the author andabout cake i came out of this book feeling like i didn t really learn anything new about cake fortunately, it s a quick read, because i probably wouldn t have finished it if it wasn t Leslie F Miller had me at the book title Reading it, however, was sometimes a struggle I expected, as the title said, a celebration of cake Instead, the book is part memoir, part history lesson, part inside peek at the Balti cake scene.I have to admit I disliked the insider glimpse the author gave into Balti bakeries I simply didn t care, and the analysis of the contest for Good Morning America was disjointed and tedious In fact, disjointed is a word that came to mind frequentl Leslie F Miller had me at the book title Reading it, however, was sometimes a struggle I expected, as the title said, a celebration of cake Instead, the book is part memoir, part history lesson, part inside peek at the Balti cake scene.I have to admit I disliked the insider glimpse the author gave into Balti bakeries I simply didn t care, and the analysis of the contest for Good Morning America was disjointed and tedious In fact, disjointed is a word that came to mind frequently while reading this book.I found myself wishing Miller knewabout cake Much as I enjoyed her honest depiction of devouring mass quantities of Safeway cake, it was hard for me to get on board with someone who prefers grocery store cake Her section on well known cakes from various regions of the nation fell flat It was obvious especially for the couple of cakes I knew anything about that Miller didn t know these cakes and had most likely read about them somewhere She certainly had never tried to make them and most likely never tasted them.But it would be premature to write off the book for these reasons alone Because, whatver failings Miller had in presenting her thoughts, she has a distinct voice, is inherently likable, and writes with passion and humor on the subject of cake, glorious cake I liked how she wove in her life s story throughout the book Her story is one to which cake lovers can relate, and I loved the honesty of her often embarrassing cake experiences I felt like I was reading an account of a friend Miller really is that likable.It was a fun read, and I d recommend it to anyone who thinks cake is the best dessert ever This book should be renamed Obsessed with cake, frosting and Duff Goldman I read a quarter of this book and skimmed through the rest In that first quarter she talks mostly of fruitcake and its history which is incredibly boring Her love for carrot cake Her love for only the 4 corners of a cake Her love or in other words obsession for Duff Goldman She continues to repeat all of these things through out this book She lives in the same city as Duff so I guess I can understand her love for This book should be renamed Obsessed with cake, frosting and Duff Goldman I read a quarter of this book and skimmed through the rest In that first quarter she talks mostly of fruitcake and its history which is incredibly boring Her love for carrot cake Her love for only the 4 corners of a cake Her love or in other words obsession for Duff Goldman She continues to repeat all of these things through out this book She lives in the same city as Duff so I guess I can understand her love for him but she makesthan one chapter dedicated to him And when his name isnt in the chapter title he is still mentioned throughout this entire book Its almost as if shes bragging about living so close to him and meeting him and so on She also talks about how she doesnt like to decorate cake or even bake it Just simply eat it Or going to the grocery store to buy a tub of icing and attacking it with a spoon Sorry but i thought this was supposed to be a book about cake inside and out Not about some ladys insane addiction of how much she loves cake enough to almost name her daughter cake Her history lessons are horrible, she basically copy and pasted facts off a wikipedia page and her attempt at humor is very annoying Its laughable to think someone has spent the full 25 on this book as it says on the inside cover My sister thankfully got it for free at Borders It would be embarassing to say otherwise I may have built this one up too much when I read the description because I was a little disappointed but definitely appreciate the candidness with which the author revealed the details of her cake obsession You have to give a woman credit when she is willing to reveal that she has eaten cake huddled in a dark corner over a trash can I hold this image in my memory and it actually empowers me to resist cake I must agree whole heartedly that cake is special and cake is love I woke up quite ear I may have built this one up too much when I read the description because I was a little disappointed but definitely appreciate the candidness with which the author revealed the details of her cake obsession You have to give a woman credit when she is willing to reveal that she has eaten cake huddled in a dark corner over a trash can I hold this image in my memory and it actually empowers me to resist cake I must agree whole heartedly that cake is special and cake is love I woke up quite early to bake a cake from scratch I too made an ugly cake that needed the author s frequently used sign ugly but good and I poured my heart into that cake and though even the slightest taste of residual icing from my fingers resulted in an instant tooth rattling, mind numbing sugar high, it didn t matter The cake wasn t for me I didn t even eat a slice It was a gesture of love to a wonderful sister Her response to the cake said it all I think she could feel it Cake IS love

Let Me Eat Cake: A Celebration of Flour, Sugar, Butter,
    EPUB is an ebook file format that uses the epub has changed over time, we now celebrate cake as the coming together of flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, and a pinch of saltAnd what a celebration Baking a cake is hard work, but tasting it is pure pleasure So put on some elastic waist pants and grab a fork. I wanted to like this bookthan I actually did The concept was certainly compelling a book celebrating cakes rather than simply being about making them and it was edited by Betsy Lerner.I think what put me off was how the author kept switching back and forth between personal memories occasionally not cake related, she writes at length about her mother and grandmother s cooking , cake history, contests, cake shop visits and other cake related topics with little in the way of transitions I wanted to like this bookthan I actually did The concept was certainly compelling a book celebrating cakes rather than simply being about making them and it was edited by Betsy Lerner.I think what put me off was how the author kept switching back and forth between personal memories occasionally not cake related, she writes at length about her mother and grandmother s cooking , cake history, contests, cake shop visits and other cake related topics with little in the way of transitions This gave a sort of scattered feel to the book While these events were divided into different sections and chapters, she referred back to events that occurred in earlier chapters sections fairly frequently so even though the topic changed, the chapters she cutely calls them layers really couldn t stand alone as individual essays She also skipped around a bit chronologically, thoughts on her visit to Charm City Cakes are divided into at least 3 different chapters, which was odd and seemed out of order Some chapters especially thehistorically focused despite the obvious research that went into them seemed sort of thrown in at the last minute they were very short and without much of the commentary the rest of the book was thick with It was almost as if the book was both too large in scope it is a celebration of cake, rather than a straight up memoir and too small she rarely ventures beyond the confines of the Balti area Even the Today show competition she writes about is made up solely of local bakers While Balti is home to several bakeries, it isn t as if Balti is some sort of cake capital in the country When she does discuss cakes from other regions, one is not left with the impression that she actually traveled to these areas or tried most of those cakes.Despite it being a book about eating cakes rather than making them, she does do a fair amount of cake baking in the book I didn t get the impression she knew too much about baking before starting her book research and makes a few mistakes repeatedly referring to vegetable shortening as lard springs to mind which is fine, she doesn t claim to be an experienced baker, but these chapters take the book intomemoir territory which I felt was at odds with chapters about Marie Antoinette and the history of the cakewalk which were written with little personal interjection The whole book sort of vacillated between being a personal story about a woman s relationship with cake and book that wasabout cake in general and I ended up wishing that she had picked one form or the other One s life can inform astraightforward book about a topic and indeed that s what makesreadable nonfiction books stand out but she veered a little too close to the personal on too many occasions for a book that wasn t supposed to be a memoir for my taste I would have rather had a straight up memoir about her and her rather obsessive love of cake like Hilary Liftin s Candy and Me orof a cohesive cake journey similar to Steve Almond s Candy Freak All in all it wasn t bad exactly, I was just left feeling like something was missing I m not sure whether to give this 3 or 4 stars I m going with 4 since she gave me real hope that someday I can successfully make frosting, and she could be quite a funny writer at times.Its an interesting topic, but she lacks focus For all her talk in the beginning about how her book is arranged in layers like a cake, get it the different subjects she tackles history of cake, her family history and her personal history, both cake related and otherwise, celebrity cake makers, etc, are all I m not sure whether to give this 3 or 4 stars I m going with 4 since she gave me real hope that someday I can successfully make frosting, and she could be quite a funny writer at times.Its an interesting topic, but she lacks focus For all her talk in the beginning about how her book is arranged in layers like a cake, get it the different subjects she tackles history of cake, her family history and her personal history, both cake related and otherwise, celebrity cake makers, etc, are all mixed up like, well, like a marble cake, with no clear separations She talks about everything Marie Antoinette, Martha Stewart, Victorians, colonials, Vikings, Romans, Mid Atlantic pastry shops, snack cake history, recipes, her grandmother s kitchen, the evil wedding industry, first birthday cakes, and a lot of other things that flitted through her mind while she wrote this book on the sugar high that resulted from all the cake she taste tested while doing research for this book.She talks a lot about her family experience of growing up with her grandmother s cooking, and speculates everyone s trying to find a store that sells cakes like your grandmother s I find that hilarious since none of my grandmothers or step grandmothers could bake a decent cake if their lives depended on it Still, I get the idea of trying to recreate childhood memories of the taste of that perfect birthday cake I remember this one cake my dad made way back when the world was young that was pure Nirvana in cake form Bought this at the Red Canoe in the Lauraville section of Balti where the author is from I was at the Red Canoe the day of her book signing although I left before she arrived.I really couldn t find any clear point to this book It just seemed to ramble on and on and on If you are familiar with Balti, you can follow many of the references in the book But if you are not a Balti area person, you will lose quite a bit.The premise of the book is a good one But some where along the way Bought this at the Red Canoe in the Lauraville section of Balti where the author is from I was at the Red Canoe the day of her book signing although I left before she arrived.I really couldn t find any clear point to this book It just seemed to ramble on and on and on If you are familiar with Balti, you can follow many of the references in the book But if you are not a Balti area person, you will lose quite a bit.The premise of the book is a good one But some where along the way, she got lost A book about the history of cake is a great idea but Ms Miller failed to do that The personal memories about her mother and grand mother seemed to detract from the book I could not in all honesty recommend this book to a friend Leslie F Miller is a very bad writer Really, that s all I got. I m not much of a cake person Oh, I ll eat it when someone else makes one in fact, as I type this, I m eating a piece from a cake my daughter made last night , but generally speaking, I can do without Nonetheless, this was an enjoyable read While this isn t a cookbook or how to guide of any kind, there are a few context related recipes as well as a few tips based on Ms Miller s story of the moment.This is as much a memoir as anything else, with the most enjoyable parts for me being her deta I m not much of a cake person Oh, I ll eat it when someone else makes one in fact, as I type this, I m eating a piece from a cake my daughter made last night , but generally speaking, I can do without Nonetheless, this was an enjoyable read While this isn t a cookbook or how to guide of any kind, there are a few context related recipes as well as a few tips based on Ms Miller s story of the moment.This is as much a memoir as anything else, with the most enjoyable parts for me being her detailed accounts of experiences with her family, most notably her grandmother Let Me Eat Cake is a charming Balti is Charm City, after all , witty, sometimes informative and often poignant look at a life in and around the kitchen Cake is ostensibly the star of the book, but to me is really only the vehicle for Miller s stories I was expectingof this book, aJulie Powell feel I love books like that, books that contain fun facts, good, practical knowledge, and little personal tidbits Those kind of books are sweet and charming That s what this book was supposed to be.I m a self proclaimed connoisseur of desserts I look to the dessert menu when i go out to eat to determine what entree i can order I watch Martha Stewart bake avidly i hoard recipes for lemon bars, chocolate matcha bundt cake, pumpkin whoopi I was expectingof this book, aJulie Powell feel I love books like that, books that contain fun facts, good, practical knowledge, and little personal tidbits Those kind of books are sweet and charming That s what this book was supposed to be.I m a self proclaimed connoisseur of desserts I look to the dessert menu when i go out to eat to determine what entree i can order I watch Martha Stewart bake avidly i hoard recipes for lemon bars, chocolate matcha bundt cake, pumpkin whoopie pies I am disappointed when my mom makes the Food section of the L.A Times disappear, anddisappointed if they don t have a recipe for something sweet.Now having said that, I am not a big fan of cake I prefer pies and custards, soft cookies Once in a while, I crave a cupcake That s it This book did not at all foster anyaffection for cake in me In fact, it did quite the opposite While there were some interesting facts about the beginning of cake, most of it was about Leslie Miller s addiction to cake Chapters and chapters are interrupted by her moaning about the size of her ass and how she cannot resist cake It s really annoying Instead of being charming, she just comes off as creepy.The book lacks a purpose Leslie Miller interviews huge celebrities in the world of cake like Duff Goldman, the originator of Charm City Cakes, the innovator with his own show Ace of Cakes And yet, it s not really clear what s going on in the interview, why she s interviewing him at all It all seems to come back to the fact that she just wanted to eat some cake and watch some cake being decorated I was hugely disappointed It might be because I dislike reading about people with no willpower or it might have been the sense of this is pointless I got, but basically, I did not like this book very much at all to borrow a phrase from cooking competitions, the concept is brilliant but this book fails in execution this book is presented as a celebration of cake, but the book reads as a celebration of the author and her obsession with cake within the balti area the problem is that she comes across as a bit of a know it all and doesn t really allow the reader to make their own judgments in some instances she seems oblivious to her own faults she mentions interrupting a conversation between a famo to borrow a phrase from cooking competitions, the concept is brilliant but this book fails in execution this book is presented as a celebration of cake, but the book reads as a celebration of the author and her obsession with cake within the balti area the problem is that she comes across as a bit of a know it all and doesn t really allow the reader to make their own judgments in some instances she seems oblivious to her own faults she mentions interrupting a conversation between a famous cake artist and a fan in order to correct the cake artist about something, then seems surprised when the cake artist is brusque with her and then calls her out on it during their interview there s a cake artist featured that she appears to have a vendetta against, because every reference to this baker has a bit of a dig included if she doesn t like what someone is telling her, she acknowledges the fact that she s bored of this and doesn t go into detail, even if it s something someone might be interested to hear about it s looking at cake through her eyes, and i would prefer this book to beobjective.the book also suffers from an organization problem there are sections where the author goes into topics that are unrelated to cake and often to toot her own horn, like her grandmother s cooking and her mosaics which have been featured on TV some chapters are barely a page, others go on for a while instead of talking about a cake artist for one chapter, she skips around, inserting the information where it suits her it s barely a few notches above stream of consciousness.i like the idea of a book about cake but i wanted less of the author andabout cake i came out of this book feeling like i didn t really learn anything new about cake fortunately, it s a quick read, because i probably wouldn t have finished it if it wasn t Leslie F Miller had me at the book title Reading it, however, was sometimes a struggle I expected, as the title said, a celebration of cake Instead, the book is part memoir, part history lesson, part inside peek at the Balti cake scene.I have to admit I disliked the insider glimpse the author gave into Balti bakeries I simply didn t care, and the analysis of the contest for Good Morning America was disjointed and tedious In fact, disjointed is a word that came to mind frequentl Leslie F Miller had me at the book title Reading it, however, was sometimes a struggle I expected, as the title said, a celebration of cake Instead, the book is part memoir, part history lesson, part inside peek at the Balti cake scene.I have to admit I disliked the insider glimpse the author gave into Balti bakeries I simply didn t care, and the analysis of the contest for Good Morning America was disjointed and tedious In fact, disjointed is a word that came to mind frequently while reading this book.I found myself wishing Miller knewabout cake Much as I enjoyed her honest depiction of devouring mass quantities of Safeway cake, it was hard for me to get on board with someone who prefers grocery store cake Her section on well known cakes from various regions of the nation fell flat It was obvious especially for the couple of cakes I knew anything about that Miller didn t know these cakes and had most likely read about them somewhere She certainly had never tried to make them and most likely never tasted them.But it would be premature to write off the book for these reasons alone Because, whatver failings Miller had in presenting her thoughts, she has a distinct voice, is inherently likable, and writes with passion and humor on the subject of cake, glorious cake I liked how she wove in her life s story throughout the book Her story is one to which cake lovers can relate, and I loved the honesty of her often embarrassing cake experiences I felt like I was reading an account of a friend Miller really is that likable.It was a fun read, and I d recommend it to anyone who thinks cake is the best dessert ever This book should be renamed Obsessed with cake, frosting and Duff Goldman I read a quarter of this book and skimmed through the rest In that first quarter she talks mostly of fruitcake and its history which is incredibly boring Her love for carrot cake Her love for only the 4 corners of a cake Her love or in other words obsession for Duff Goldman She continues to repeat all of these things through out this book She lives in the same city as Duff so I guess I can understand her love for This book should be renamed Obsessed with cake, frosting and Duff Goldman I read a quarter of this book and skimmed through the rest In that first quarter she talks mostly of fruitcake and its history which is incredibly boring Her love for carrot cake Her love for only the 4 corners of a cake Her love or in other words obsession for Duff Goldman She continues to repeat all of these things through out this book She lives in the same city as Duff so I guess I can understand her love for him but she makesthan one chapter dedicated to him And when his name isnt in the chapter title he is still mentioned throughout this entire book Its almost as if shes bragging about living so close to him and meeting him and so on She also talks about how she doesnt like to decorate cake or even bake it Just simply eat it Or going to the grocery store to buy a tub of icing and attacking it with a spoon Sorry but i thought this was supposed to be a book about cake inside and out Not about some ladys insane addiction of how much she loves cake enough to almost name her daughter cake Her history lessons are horrible, she basically copy and pasted facts off a wikipedia page and her attempt at humor is very annoying Its laughable to think someone has spent the full 25 on this book as it says on the inside cover My sister thankfully got it for free at Borders It would be embarassing to say otherwise I may have built this one up too much when I read the description because I was a little disappointed but definitely appreciate the candidness with which the author revealed the details of her cake obsession You have to give a woman credit when she is willing to reveal that she has eaten cake huddled in a dark corner over a trash can I hold this image in my memory and it actually empowers me to resist cake I must agree whole heartedly that cake is special and cake is love I woke up quite ear I may have built this one up too much when I read the description because I was a little disappointed but definitely appreciate the candidness with which the author revealed the details of her cake obsession You have to give a woman credit when she is willing to reveal that she has eaten cake huddled in a dark corner over a trash can I hold this image in my memory and it actually empowers me to resist cake I must agree whole heartedly that cake is special and cake is love I woke up quite early to bake a cake from scratch I too made an ugly cake that needed the author s frequently used sign ugly but good and I poured my heart into that cake and though even the slightest taste of residual icing from my fingers resulted in an instant tooth rattling, mind numbing sugar high, it didn t matter The cake wasn t for me I didn t even eat a slice It was a gesture of love to a wonderful sister Her response to the cake said it all I think she could feel it Cake IS love "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Let Me Eat Cake: A Celebration of Flour, Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Vanilla, Baking Powder, and a Pinch of Salt
  • Leslie F. Miller
  • English
  • 27 December 2017
  • 1416588736