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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

National Chocolate Week, and a scrummy Giveaway


Did you know that this is National Chocolate Week?  I didn't until yesterday and I can't think of a more delicious week to celebrate!  As you know I LOVE CHOCOLATE, but the Toddster doesn't.  Meh . . . what do men know about such things . . .


I have had a cookbook entitled "Bake Me I'm Yours . . . Chocolate" in my bookcase for a while now.  It's a part of the Bake Me I'm Yours series put out  by D&C publishing.

It's a cute little book, which contains over 25 beautiful Chocolate Creations.   Written and put together by Tracey Mann, it consists of over 123 pages, and is fully illustrated with color photos throughout.  It's not a large book in size, and would easily fit inside a handbag.  Printed on quality paper and soft covered.

It's set up in convenient sections and includes all the basics you need to know about baking and decorating with chocolate as it's main theme.


Included are an extensive tool list so that you need never be in the dark as far as knowing what to use and when to use it.  Basic techniques are covered such as tempering chocolate and using chocolate paste.  Basic recipes are  also included for things such as chocolate sponge cake, brownies, ganache, chocolate cupcakes, amongst others.

Each recipe and technique is beautifully photographed and illustrated.

You can learn now to make perfect chocolate curls . . .


Be able to create fantastic Celebratory Creations!

From beautiful and simple every day cupcakes . . .

To fabulously decorated Christmas Cakes!!

If Chocolate is your thing . . . and you like to decorate and create beautiful baked goods, then this is the book for you!

Right now you can purchase it at RUCrafts for the low price of £2.99   I don't know about you, but that is pretty affordable in my opinion, not much more than the price of a hot drink in a cafe and you'll have it with you for a whole lot longer too!

bake me I'm yours . . . Chocolate
by Tracey Mann
Published by D&C (David and Charles) publishing
ISBN - 13: 978-0-7153-3764-6
ISBN - 10: 0-7153-3764-5
UK £6.99

In honor of National Chocolate week I am offering the chance for two of you to win a copy of this lovely cookery book!!  All you have to do is leave a comment in the comment section of this post and on Monday next I will use an independent number picker to pick two entries from all of the comments to receive a copy of this book, and it doesn't matter where you live.  They will ship it anywhere!  So . . . what are you waiting for?  Get commenting!!

Giveaway now closed.  Thanks for playing!


  1. Love this book dear Marie!! look georgeous and you know how I love cakes and desserts really is for anywahere??? so count me dear! I love yours giveaway:)

  2. what a lovely book almost as good as the chocolate which I love. Please enter me in your giveaway. x

  3. Hello - i've been following for a while, happened upon you via your flapjack page. Yummy. I'm also LDS :)

    I looove chocolate! Count me in please :)

    (I agree with the male strangeness regarding chocolate. What isn't to love??)

  4. It's so PRETTY!!! Maybe I'll get lucky this time :)

  5. Every week is chocolate week! :) The photography is beautiful in this book.

  6. Why didn't I know before that it was chocolate week?? what a great idea!
    This looks a great book - and a great price!

  7. If they are shipping ..:) Well why not right?:)Cute cute book..I agree so affordable!

  8. It should always be chocolate week!!

  9. Thank you for posting this today. I was out all day, and needed a pick me up. I just hadn't realized it was a cup of hot tea and a Dove Promise Dark Chocolate - actually 2. Do you have them in England? Yummy!

  10. Ooooh fingers crossed, would love to win this!

  11. Every week is chocolate week! My husband loves chocolate too. What a fabulous cookbook. It's supposed to snow tomorrow in lovely Alberta.

  12. That sounds lovely! I love chocolate and actually have a chocolate cookbook but I would love something that explains the basics.

  13. Oh my. How I love yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Light brownies. Chocolates. Sounds like a delicious giveaway : )

  14. who doesn't love chocolate! who couldn't use a book about it! consider me entered!

  15. Hi! I love your blog! So many scrummy recipes just SCREAMING to be tried out one by one:) I run the blog where I post all recipes in Norwegian and English. You are very welcome to visit and have a look if something takes your fancy. I also have a Facebook page which is quite "Likeable" ;)
    Anyway, I'd love to win this recipe-book so please count me in and fingers crossed!
    Kind regards, Camilla (Kakemilla)

  16. It looks like a great book, thanks for the fab giveaway x

  17. Lovely book, it looks fantastic. Not exactly slimming but who would want to resist those recipes?

  18. Chocolate is the first choice when it comes to decide what to have for desert for my son ,my daughter and me. My husband is not a big fan but he has no other choice!
    Does Greece count in?
    I'd love to win a copy.
    Nice gesture.Thank you.

  19. I love to bake and using chocolate is always a plus. I live near Hershey, PA, USA too! Would love to win a copy of this cookbook. Thanks for providing the opportunity!

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  21. Wow,it looks awesome!
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)


  22. I would be wonderful to win this book. There is nothing better than chocolate.

  23. I hope it would be me..i love chocolates and I love your site and recipes.

  24. oh dear, being 5 hours behind you...I just read in your current post about this! I must have missed it. Am I too late to enter? I love chocolate and it'd be great to win.

  25. Dear Marie I've got my fingers crossed to win this for me and my lovely kiddies : )


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