A guest blog post from Roger Pizey

To all the Baking Mad readers,

I am so excited to have been invited to write this guest post. BakingMad.com is such a great resource for any one with a love of baking and the enormous variety of recipes from the simplest to the more unusual and complex is truly inspiring.

You are exactly the kind of bakers I wanted to inspire whilst writing my new book “Worlds Best Cakes” and I hope you enjoy the selection of recipes I have chosen to appear here.

I found my love of baking many years ago when I worked at Le Gavroche for Albert Roux and it has never gone away. When I was asked to write “World’s Best Cakes”, despite the enormous challenges involved, it was a joy to be able to indulge my passion for baking.

There are so many wonderful cakes in the book it would be impossible to choose a favourite. I have enjoyed baking each and every one of them. It has been an inspiring and enjoyable experience to visit so many different countries through their cuisine. The cakes from the Middle East were a particular pleasure to discover with their assault on the senses – their delicate perfumes of orange flower and rose water, their wonderful almond textures and the vibrant green pistachios.  Of course we are lucky these days to be able to source all the ingredients from our local supermarket making international baking so much easier.

Whether you feel like making a small cake, a sponge cake or a show stopping cake just enjoy. A cake made with a smile is definitely the best kind of cake!

Roger Pizey

Enter the competition to win a copy of ‘World’s Best Cakes’ here! And check out a selection of the recipes from the book we’ve put on BakingMad.com:

Mandarin, polenta and macadamia cake



Tarta de Santiago

Danish Layer Cake

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