Organized by type of cake: snacking cakes, layer cakes, party cakes, and cupcakes, cool and creamy cakes, fruitcakes and showstoppers and special occasion cakes. I liked that every recipe had a picture with it, this helps a lot when I'm looking for recipes to bake. Classic recipes are included if you are going for something tried and true as well as original recipes and new twists.
The section that I went straight for was the Layer Cakes, Cupcakes and Other Party Cakes. I will definitely be trying the very first cake of this section in the summer, vanilla layer cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and raspberry jam (pictured on cover). It doesn't look too difficult to make either, even telling you in the direction what size lumps should be in the batter. Caramel Cupcakes with Butterscotch Frosting also looked interesting; reading over the instructions to make caramel was a little intimidating, but do-able. The Fruit Cake section also looked delicious. Lemon Chiffon Cake with Raspberry Creme looks great and has an easy whipped creme frosting. Angel Food Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream is another classic that I will have to try making from scratch. The Showstoppers and Special Occasion Cakes are a little more involved, but really tempting to give a try; like the Hot Chocolate Layer Cake with Homemade Marshmallows.
Overall, a good cookbook for anyone looking to get away from box-mixes or who has a sweet-tooth.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.