Celebrity baker Mich Turner rises to the challenge with a smarter take on sweet bakes – so you can have your cake and eat it! Her yummy recipes, which include cakes, cookies, meringues, bars, muffins and cupcakes, are made healthier and more nutritious by including fresh and dried fruits, nuts and seeds, and also alternatives for gluten, fats, sugars and dairy to accommodate your personal diet and lifestyle. The secret to Mich’s recipes is a fine balance between delicious and nutritious. Baking and eating healthier cakes doesn’t have to mean bland and boring, and Mich shows you how in this wonderful book of sweet treats. Mich offers suggestions for substituting fats, flours and sugars so you can choose what to bake. In addition, there are smaller bakes so you can portion-control your servings, which helps steer you through the jungle of information. Each recipe is filled with tips and know-how from Mich’s incredible baking expertize. Whether you are new to baking or a cake expert, Mich’s inspirational recipes will give you a reason to bake for family, bake for friends, to celebrate or make amends! Indulge in Peach Melba Muffins, Pumpkin and Poppy Seed Loaf, Pierce Brosnan’s Carrot Cake, All-natural Red Velvet Cake, Hazelnut Meringue with Mango and Passion Fruit among many other delicious bakes.
Mich Turner, MBE, is founder of Little Venice Cake Company and is often described as the ‘Queen of Couture Cakes’, thanks to her multi-award-winning designs and A-list clientele. She has baked over 10,000 cakes including those for Her Majesty The Queen, Madonna, Pierce Brosnan, Ozzy Osbourne, Gordon Ramsay, David Beckham and Simon Cowell. Among her many awards and accolades, Mich was named Harper’s Bazaar & CHANEL Entrepreneur of the Year 2006, and in 2010 she was honoured with an MBE for her services to the catering industry. Mich contributes to various publications and has written five international and bestselling books; Fantastic Party Cakes, Couture Wedding Cakes, Spectacular Cakes (Gourmand World Cookbook Awards ‘Best Dessert Book’ 2006), Mich Turner's Cake Masterclass: The Ultimate Guide to Cake Decorating Perfection, and Mich Turner's Cake School: Expert Tuition from the Master Cake Maker. Mich appears regularly on TV screens, including as a judge alongside Peter Sidwell in the hugely successful series Britain’s Best Bakery (2012–2014), which was among ITV’s top five best performing daytime shows in 2014.