Maureen: Huzzah! A month of cake!
Kirstin: I picked this book because of the photographer, Nicole Franzen, who has a great Instagram. She’s just my favourite.
Maureen: Plus it made sense to have a month of cake in April we have children home from their respective universities, so I know that cake in the house will be most welcome.
Kirstin: I like how the recipes tell you how long it’s going to take to make the cake. The time involved often puts me off, but some of these recipes are pretty straightforward and quick.
Maureen: As someone who loves to bake cake, and would do it every day if I could, I think she does an excellent job of demystifying cake baking for people who aren’t comfortable doing it.
Kirstin: I agree. I took a photo of the olive oil cake, and sent it to her. She posted it on Instagram and then we had a lovely conversation about it.
Maureen: Now that is cool. See? Cake brings people together!
Kirstin: This might even make me a baker!
Maureen: We’ll see.