If you’re not familiar with Daisy Cakes, let me educate you. Daisy Cakes is a South Carolina-based mail-order bakery that will deliver, to your home, the most delicious Southern cakes you can imagine. They don’t come cheap, as you can also imagine, but the good news is that Daisy Cakes founder, Kim Nelson, has just published a book called Daisy Cakes Bakes: Keepsake Recipes for Southern Layer Cakes, Pies, Cookies, and More released TOMORROW, and all of the recipes are within!
If a non-baker like me is going to recommend a baking cookbook, then you know it’s got to be good. There’s so much more here than the delicious cakes, mouthwatering pies, and, my favorite dessert of all, cookies. You will also find wonderful recipes for sauces, glazes, ice creams, and custards.
The selection of recipes is one of the most unique I have ever seen. Although I’m not known to be a pie person, I am totally intrigued, and will definitely be trying, the Long Island Iced Tea Pie. Imagine, if you will, a pie that contains dark rum, vodka, gin, and tequila. What’s not to like about that? Another one that lured me in is the Caramel Pie with the mile high meringue. I cannot resist anything caramel.
When it comes to cookies I will be trying the Mocha Cappuccino Cookies, Butter Brickle Cookies, and, who could resist a cookie called Chocolate Pillows, something that I would probably like to sleep on at night.
This book has so much to offer in recipes, and is loaded with mouthwatering pictures, something I have come to demand in a cookbook. Let me tell you there was drool aplenty as I paged through the book for the first time. I’m not kidding, everything looked delectable! I can personally vouch for the Chocolate Pudding, that came to my rescue one day when I invited company for dinner, and had absolutely nothing for dessert. This came together in a hurry, and was sumptuous.
The recipes are all preceded by a homey story about the author, her family, and the recipe’s origin. Concisely written and easy to understand, these are recipes for delicious baked goods that can be made with items that you already have in your pantry.