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Simple Cake by Odette Williams

Australian by birth and Brooklyn resident by choice, Odette Williams is the founder of OW Brooklyn, a line of products that includes hand silk-screened aprons, cookie cutters and flour scoops.

Williams loves to spend any free time she has baking with her kids and dreaming up new cake and cookie recipes. This pastime has inspired her first book, Simple Cake (Ten Speed Press, 2019; $23), a collection of unfussy classics with a twist.

The book is an ode to the joy of homemade cakes and the simple pleasure of spending time with loved ones. Williams offers ten base cake recipes, fifteen toppings, and endless decorating ideas that can be combined in multiple ways. While the cakes are always simple to make, the flavor combinations are compelling.

Examples of recipes include Lavender Milk and Honey Cake; Citrus Olive Oil Cake; Raspberry Coconut Cake; and Boozy Almond Gató. The book has beautiful color photos throughout, and is available at bookstores nationwide or via amazon.com.

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