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.

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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?

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  • riley  on  4/30/2019 at 12:07 AM

    Berry vanilla cake

  • JRumi  on  4/30/2019 at 6:36 AM

    Citrus yogurt cake

  • sarahawker  on  4/30/2019 at 7:46 AM

    Coconut-cardamom tres leches cake

  • mcrimmins  on  4/30/2019 at 7:55 AM

    Walnut Spice Cake

  • katenolan  on  4/30/2019 at 8:01 AM

    The classic: Chocolatey chocolate Cake.

  • jinni  on  4/30/2019 at 9:15 AM

    Ginger milk and honey cake

  • marsmomma  on  4/30/2019 at 10:25 AM

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

  • hbakke  on  4/30/2019 at 10:39 AM

    Coconut and cardamom cake

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  4/30/2019 at 1:32 PM

    Citrus curd Madeleines

  • ktwalla  on  4/30/2019 at 2:11 PM

    Chocolate Chocolate Cake.

  • ravensfan  on  4/30/2019 at 2:39 PM

    Berry vanilla cake

  • matag  on  4/30/2019 at 3:27 PM

    Almond gató

  • lauriesk  on  4/30/2019 at 8:56 PM

    Versatile coconut cake

  • tennyogirl  on  4/30/2019 at 9:50 PM

    Cinnamon spice cake

  • jr0717  on  4/30/2019 at 10:28 PM

    The hazelnut gato - something different for me!

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  5/1/2019 at 1:24 AM

    Lazy lamington.

  • heidimia  on  5/1/2019 at 7:26 AM

    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  5/1/2019 at 10:29 AM

    Cinnamon spice cake

  • kmn4  on  5/1/2019 at 12:33 PM

    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 one ate it because it "looked weird"!)

  • JenjiRM  on  5/1/2019 at 3:00 PM

    Coconut-cardamom tres leches cake

  • jmay42066  on  5/2/2019 at 9:10 PM

    Polka dot tea party mini cupcakes

  • vglong29  on  5/3/2019 at 11:55 AM

    Ginger milk and honey cake

  • Lafauvette  on  5/3/2019 at 4:27 PM

    Coffee enhanced chocolate cake

  • jenmatt  on  5/3/2019 at 4:35 PM

    Boozy tres leches

  • jluvs2bake  on  5/3/2019 at 4:49 PM

    lavender milk and honey cake

  • bookreadera  on  5/5/2019 at 6:16 AM

    a self care cake

  • dtremit  on  5/5/2019 at 12:44 PM

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

  • mpdeb98  on  5/5/2019 at 2:12 PM

    Cinnamon spice cake

  • Mariarosa  on  5/5/2019 at 7:37 PM

    Coffee enhanced chocolate cake

  • Amdona  on  5/5/2019 at 10:04 PM

    Poppy seed yogurt cake

  • stepspior  on  5/5/2019 at 10:15 PM

    Over the moon cake

  • TiaGoats  on  5/6/2019 at 1:55 AM

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

  • Shelley.b  on  5/6/2019 at 5:32 AM

    Berry vanilla cake

  • Dannausc  on  5/6/2019 at 6:05 PM

    Walnut spice cake

  • t.t  on  5/8/2019 at 1:20 AM

    Chocolate tres leches cake

  • popoff  on  5/8/2019 at 2:55 PM

    Milk and honey cake

  • Sfgordon  on  5/8/2019 at 7:49 PM

    Diced cinnamon donut cakes!

  • Laura1  on  5/12/2019 at 8:42 AM

    chocolatey chocolate cake

  • AnnaZed  on  5/12/2019 at 7:02 PM

    Lavender milk and honey cake

  • jezpurr  on  5/14/2019 at 12:56 PM

    Coffee enhanced chocolate cake!!!^_^

  • cellenly  on  5/16/2019 at 9:17 PM

    Beautiful buttercream

  • debbiehb  on  5/18/2019 at 5:28 AM

    Berry vanilla cake

  • stephntran  on  5/19/2019 at 2:47 PM

    The berry crumble yogurt cake sounds unique and delicious!

  • percussion03  on  5/22/2019 at 12:19 PM

    Citrus yogurt cake

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