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Cake: A Slice of British Life

By Andrew Baker

A sumptuous, celebratory tour of the cakes that define our lives

Cakes are present at all of life’s defining moments. We commemorate the day of our birth, our weddings, our most significant festivals through the medium of cake. It is a source of comfort and joy, a reminder of all that is good. Across Britain, particular cakes represent the heritage and resources of the communities that created them. The book will cover twelve cakes that intersect with our lives at important moments and the individuals who have shaped the history of cake in our land; slices of our lives and slices of British life. In Cake, Andrew Baker goes on a quest for the authentic ‘True Slice’ of each cake, combining history, culture and recipes to tell the story of this most delicious celebration staple.