Simple Cake by Odette Williams

Brooklyn apron and bakeware designer Odette Williams’ Simple Cake: All You Need to Keep Your Friends and Family in Cake shares easy recipes with inventive decorating ideas for all your cake desires. With recipes for ten base cakes, fifteen toppings, and endless decorating ideas, this title makes whipping up a cake on a Tuesday afternoon a breeze. 
Odette states that the recipes here are her family’s go-tos. They’re the cakes she enjoys baking and her brood enjoys eating. She promises they are quick to make with most of the cakes not requiring beaters, and all can be simply dusted with confectioners’ sugar to finish. I love the clean layout of the book, the elegant photos and the fact that while these are simple recipes, they produce delicious results. Forget the cake mixes or bakery runs and let Odette show you how simple a homemade cake can be. Odette has an upcoming event which we have shared on our calendar. Our  takes you inside this title and features the following    You can also check out Odette’s webpage for a few more recipes from this title. Thanks to Ten Speed Press for providing us with the materials for our EYBDigital preview above as well as offering three copies of Simple Cake in our giveaway below.

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post and this forum post. Once you log in and enter your member name you will be directed to the next entry option – the blog comment. After that, there are additional options that you can complete for more entries. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on July 2nd, 2019.

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  • riley  on  April 30, 2019

    Berry vanilla cake

  • JRumi  on  April 30, 2019

    Citrus yogurt cake

  • sarahawker  on  April 30, 2019

    Coconut-cardamom tres leches cake

  • mcrimmins  on  April 30, 2019

    Walnut Spice Cake

  • katenolan  on  April 30, 2019

    The classic: Chocolatey chocolate Cake.

  • jinni  on  April 30, 2019

    Ginger milk and honey cake

  • marsmomma  on  April 30, 2019

    Lavender milk and honey cake, it bet it would be lovely.

  • hbakke  on  April 30, 2019

    Coconut and cardamom cake

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  April 30, 2019

    Citrus curd Madeleines

  • ktwalla  on  April 30, 2019

    Chocolate Chocolate Cake.

  • ravensfan  on  April 30, 2019

    Berry vanilla cake

  • matag  on  April 30, 2019

    Almond gató

  • lauriesk  on  April 30, 2019

    Versatile coconut cake

  • tennyogirl  on  April 30, 2019

    Cinnamon spice cake

  • jr0717  on  April 30, 2019

    The hazelnut gato – something different for me!

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  May 1, 2019

    Lazy lamington.

  • heidimia  on  May 1, 2019

    I borrowed the book from the library and love it! I already made the very vanilla cake and want to make the versatile coconut cake next. Yum!

  • MarciK  on  May 1, 2019

    Cinnamon spice cake

  • kmn4  on  May 1, 2019

    Coconut-cardamom tres leches cake (tres leches cake is sort of a running gag in our house – my daughter insisted I make one for her Spanish class for Dia de los Muertos…no one ate it because it "looked weird"!)

  • JenjiRM  on  May 1, 2019

    Coconut-cardamom tres leches cake

  • jmay42066  on  May 2, 2019

    Polka dot tea party mini cupcakes

  • vglong29  on  May 3, 2019

    Ginger milk and honey cake

  • Lafauvette  on  May 3, 2019

    Coffee enhanced chocolate cake

  • jenmatt  on  May 3, 2019

    Boozy tres leches

  • jluvs2bake  on  May 3, 2019

    lavender milk and honey cake

  • bookreadera  on  May 5, 2019

    a self care cake

  • dtremit  on  May 5, 2019

    My better half has a weakness for sprinkles so I'd try the Funfetti cake first!

  • mpdeb98  on  May 5, 2019

    Cinnamon spice cake

  • Mariarosa  on  May 5, 2019

    Coffee enhanced chocolate cake

  • Amdona  on  May 5, 2019

    Poppy seed yogurt cake

  • stepspior  on  May 5, 2019

    Over the moon cake

  • TiaGoats  on  May 6, 2019

    I would first try the coffee-enhanced chocolate cake. Thanks!

  • Shelley.b  on  May 6, 2019

    Berry vanilla cake

  • Dannausc  on  May 6, 2019

    Walnut spice cake

  • t.t  on  May 8, 2019

    Chocolate tres leches cake

  • popoff  on  May 8, 2019

    Milk and honey cake

  • Sfgordon  on  May 8, 2019

    Diced cinnamon donut cakes!

  • Laura1  on  May 12, 2019

    chocolatey chocolate cake

  • AnnaZed  on  May 12, 2019

    Lavender milk and honey cake

  • jezpurr  on  May 14, 2019

    Coffee enhanced chocolate cake!!!^_^

  • cellenly  on  May 16, 2019

    Beautiful buttercream

  • debbiehb  on  May 18, 2019

    Berry vanilla cake

  • stephntran  on  May 19, 2019

    The berry crumble yogurt cake sounds unique and delicious!

  • percussion03  on  May 22, 2019

    Citrus yogurt cake

  • EmilyR  on  May 23, 2019

    Citrus olive oil cake

  • ChefMomma  on  May 24, 2019

    Coconut and cardamom cake

  • Amandaspamanda  on  May 31, 2019

    Lavender milk and honey cake – I just started growing lavender in my yard and would love to put it to good use!

  • auntietina  on  June 2, 2019

    Lovely lemon yogurt cake

  • cookbookaddict2020  on  June 2, 2019

    lavender milk and honey sounds wonderful!

  • robynnemellor  on  June 2, 2019

    Lazy lamington

  • Scotsman61  on  June 4, 2019

    Coconut-cardamom tres leches cake

  • Uhmandanicole  on  June 9, 2019

    tangy olive oil cake

  • amylou61  on  June 9, 2019

    Coffee enhanced chocolate cake

  • laureljean  on  June 14, 2019

    Boozy tres leches

  • LeMinou  on  June 14, 2019

    Ginger Milk & Honey

  • beetangsurat  on  June 14, 2019

    The lemon yogurt cake!

  • demomcook  on  June 14, 2019

    Citrus olive oil cake

  • ssnbawin  on  June 15, 2019

    Chocolaty chocolate cake – the name says it all!

  • sequoia55  on  June 16, 2019

    Versatile coconut cake

  • mduncan  on  June 16, 2019

    Coconut-Cardamom Tres Leches Cake

  • RickPearson54  on  June 16, 2019

    Berry vanilla cake

  • orchidlady01  on  June 17, 2019

    Coffee enhanced chocolate cake

  • BMeyer  on  June 17, 2019

    diced cinnamon donut cakes

  • smartie101  on  June 17, 2019

    Lemon Yogurt Cake

  • NaomiH  on  June 18, 2019

    Bribery cake

  • lgroom  on  June 20, 2019

    Ginger milk and honey cake.

  • LaurenE  on  June 22, 2019

    Coconut and cardamom cake

  • starzine  on  June 22, 2019

    Coffee enhanced chocolate cake.

  • virjeania  on  June 22, 2019

    Cinnamon spice cake

  • kimtrev  on  June 28, 2019

    Coffee enhanced chocolate cake

  • banba1  on  June 29, 2019

    Coffee enhanced chocolate cake

  • Aminata95  on  July 1, 2019

    Citrus yogurt cake

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