I just signed up for the Bake-Along with Marie and am starting to wonder if it was a good idea. I've already made the Whipped Cream Cake and the German Chocolate Cake (only the cake -- not topping) from Rose's Heavenly Cakes, but I just don't know if I can fit it all in. I will admit that I was swooned by the autographed copy of the book. I decided when I got the book that I would just bake from it and use it...in spite of the absolutely stunning photography. All of my favourite cookbooks are covered in ingredients, but that's how it is. The best cookbooks are the messiest.
My favourite photo is of the Whipped Cream Cake...I just love how the photo captures the sugar falling onto the cake. And this is the photo I ruined by baking the cake. I am not a neat baker, usually because I am in a rush and don't have my kitchen in an orderly state before I begin. Somehow I managed to get egg? on the page and now a chunk of the black background is missing. So...it's easy to understand how I was convinced to join the bake along...I could have my own baking copy AND my own copy to admire sans the ingredients stuck to the page!