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by: Food24: Kerry Gibbs | 12 Oct 2009

The secret ingredient in any cake is not found in many baking guides, because it’s …love!

The theme of love, not only of baking, but of life, family and food is predominant on every page of siblings Callie Maritz and Mari–Louis Guy’s book Cakes to Celebrate Love and Life.

Founders of boutique bakery and food styling Cake Bread, Callie and Mari-Louis grew up in the kitchen surrounded by a family whose love of food, produce and baking was part of their daily lives.

They have jumped at the chance of spreading the love and showing South Africa all that they have learned about cakes and baking from their travels and studies from around the world.

Filled with sinfully delightful recipes of cakes, covering all baking terrain, from sugar cookies to éclairs, fortune cookies and cupcakes, a red velvet cake and vegan and rawfood cakes, this book is a baker’s (practiced or novice) dream.

Answer a simple question and win one of two copies of this beautiful book.

Q: What is the secret ingredient in any cake?

Here is a little appetiser to get your mouths watering;
Mojito cupcakes – based on the rum, lime and mint cocktail that is loved world wide – these tasty little treats invoke the festive vibe that their alcoholic counterpart brings to the party.

Check out my attempt at these tasty treats on my blog.

Hot chocolate chilli cupcakes – surprise your guests with this chocolate fondant with a hidden kick. As they bite into one of these seductive cupcakes the molten chocolate middle will get your guest’s ooohing in satisfaction while the spicy chilli aftertaste will want them begging for more.

So as Callie and Mari–Louis say; go get your aprons on, use your hands and lick the bowl!

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