Author(s): Victoria Glass
It's not hard to see why some cakes and bakes become classics, with family recipes handed down through the generations. You have only to sink your fork into a moist lemon drizzle cake or enjoy the smell of freshly-baked cinnamon buns to understand why there are some sweet treats that we simply can't resist returning to again and again. This book is a celebration of those recipes, drawing from a broad culinary heritage. From cookies and cakes to pastries and desserts, Victoria charts the delicious range of some of our much-loved classics. Lesser-know smaller bakes such as jumbles and fat rascals feature alongside indisputable classics such as rock cakes and fruit studded Chelsea buns. Larger cakes and pastries range from the quintessential Victoria sponge and Hummingbird cake, to those creations with an international flair: delight with a decadent Austrian sachertorte or a South African melktert. To finish, classic puddings include trifle and apple and blackberry crumble. Comforting and economical, these 60 vintage recipes are guaranteed to hit all the right notes of nostalgia and deliciousness.
Victoria Glass is a cake maker and private sugarcraft tutor. Her bespoke celebration cake business, Victoria's Cake Boutique, was launched in 2008, and provides beautiful designs tailored to individual clients. Victoria has made cakes for, amongst others, The Prince's Trust and The Royal British Legion. She has also written Boutique Wedding Cakes.