Review: Daisy Cakes Bakes by Kim Nelson

Title:  Daisy Cakes Bakes
Author: Kim Nelson
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: February 27, 2018
Genre: Cookbook / Baking
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A beautiful baking cookbook of 100 recipes for the delicious cakes that made Daisy Cakes a huge success story of ABC's Shark Tank, plus cookies, pies, cobblers, and more--with 60 photographs evoking a sense of nostalgia for making your own family recipes.

The scent of cake baking in the oven, the pretty sheen of frosting being whipped up nice and light, or the glorious mess of measuring and mixing ingredients for cookie dough are memories cherished by many a home baker. Kim Nelson grew up learning to make family recipes alongside her mother, grandmothers, and great aunt. This pastime blossomed into Kim's beloved company, Daisy Cakes, which ships delicious Southern layer cakes in keepsake tins all across the US. Daisy Cakes Bakes shares those family cake recipes, as well as recipes for cookies, bars, confections, pies, ice creams, and more. The flavors are rich but never cloying, the recipes are crowd-pleasing and simple to make, and Kim's engaging stories will inspire everyone to start their own baking traditions.


Not a baker, but the pretty and sometimes simple recipes of Kim Nelson's Daisy Cakes Bakes have me wanting and trying to bake something. Even if it's as simple as a vanilla wafer cookie (yummy) or one of the pound cakes, it was just perfect. I'm not sure if it was because I had my coffee with it, but I thought by itself, it was quite delicious. I've only tried 2 of the many recipes, and haven't been disappointed yet. It might also be the fact they were almost the easiest of all. There were a good number of interesting recipes, especially the pie selections. 

With beautiful photographs and easy to understand directions, Daisy Cakes Bakes is a great and easy to handle (small in stature) baking book. It will be one I know I'll be going back to it periodically to satisfy my sweet tooth. I've always liked the southern delicacy of Divinity. So that'll be my next experiment. If you have a fondness for sweet baked goods, Daisy Cakes Bakes is one for the beginners or the experts. 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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From Daisy Cakes Website

KIM NELSON is the founder of Daisy Cakes, a South Carolina-based mail-order bakery that gained nationwide fans thanks to ABC's Shark Tank. Kim and Daisy Cakes have since been featured on ABC's World News Now, The Queen Latifah Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Anderson Cooper's AndersonLive show, and in an Aflak commercial.

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