Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday Sweets: Southern Cakes Giveaway

Who loves cake? If your hand isn't raised...flee...flee for your life. Cakes to me are a true work of art no matter how simple. There is a glimpse into true perfection when you cut into a cake and the layers look so even and level and the icing is just the right amount. 

A few weeks ago I was in one of my favorite stores in Brunswick, Georgia, The Market on Newcastle, which is full of all kinds of hilarious books including People of Walmart and Pat the Husband. In addition to always finding an addition to my quirky book collection they have awesome gifts and cookbooks. I found this cookbook, Southern Cakes. I think it was written personally for me. I searched the foreword and acknowledgement and think the author may have just had a slip of mind in not dedicating the book to this girl.

I quickly added it to my wish list along with its sister book Southern Pies (I would have purchased it right then and there but shopping with a three year old is so easy you know). There are so many awesome recipes in this book and I love how the author gives a little background into each recipe. I can't wait to try the Caramel Cake, Brown Sugar Pound Cake, and the Buttermilk Cake with Old-Time Fudge Icing.

I love this cookbook so much that I would like to share a copy with one of my readers!
Southern Cakes: Sweet and Irresistible Recipes for Everyday Celebrations

Three ways to enter:
1. Tell me your favorite kind of cake.
2. Become a follower of Deep South Sweets (and leave me a comment saying you are a follower).
3. Become a Facebook fan of Deep South Sweets (same as above).

Giveaway ends Monday, July 25 at 8:00pm EST

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  1. Red velvet cake with cream cheese icing! :)

  2. I have a recipe for a strawberry cake with strawberry icing. Everything is made with fresh strawberries and it is pretty in pink and to die for! Great for a summer evening!

  3. Pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing!

  4. I am a follower, & I'm a red velvet with cream cheese icing girl!

  5. Favorite cake is a vanilla sponge with three layers of nutella, covered in italian meringue!

  6. Funfetti cake - you know, the store-bought Pillsbury kind. Haha!

  7. I am a follower and my favorite cake is my friend Ellen's sour cream pound cake!

  8. I am a follower. I am having a hard time picking my favorite cake, but I do LOVE my mother-in-law's angel food cake with homemade caramel icing or strawberry cake with cream cheese icing, or lemon pound cake. I guess you could say I am a cake lover....I like baking, decorating, and eating them too:)