The Great British Baking Show is back on American tv tonight! Huzzah! Tune in to your local PBS station to meet the new batch of bakers along with more Sue and Mel shenanigans, disapproving Paul Hollywood stares, and quips of “sheer perfection” from Mary Berry. I can’t wait! In honor of its return, it seemed like the perfect time to post the Book Cake Tag I found from suddenlylorna on BookTube last year.
Self Rising Flour- book that is slow to start off but really picked up as you went along
Much like The Demon King from the first series, Flamecaster
started slow for me even though I liked Ash and was interested in what was going on. The second half really hooked me and has me wanting to see where the sequel (and the series) could go.
Butter or Margarine- a book that had really rich and great plot
Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella
has a few plots actually and watching them slowly weave together into one main story is one of the most satisfying parts of the book! There are layers to everything, including shifting family dynamics, a budding romance, political treachery, and betrayal of the deepest nature. I also thought Labyrinth Lost
had a unique, vibrant, rich plot and I’m excited to explore more of the magic in the sequel.
Eggs- a book you thought would be bad but actually turned out to be quite enjoyable
On the surface Princess of Thorns
sounded like it could have been filled with bad fantasy cliches- yet another Sleeping Beauty retelling. But I found it refreshing and filled with action, swoony romance, and basically everything I love in fantasy! It’s a sequel of sorts, and a standalone, and has such awesome character development. Plus ogres and fairies and an Alanna-type ship!
Sugar- a very sweet book
When I think of sweet, I think of Lara Jean and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
. It’s a charming book filled with sisters, baked goods, and cozy sweaters.
Chocolate/Fruit Filling Layer- a book that surprised you or a character that has hidden layers
I did not expect to love Romancing The Duke
so much! I really didn’t expect the humor, or the charming story, or the sparkling chemistry & banter at the heart of the book. An excellent surprise! And Radu from And I Darken
is the epitome of a character with hidden layers; I became more entranced with him as the book went on.
Baking Time- a book with a slow-burn romance
The Dark Days Club
has one of the slowest burns I’ve ever read. Like seriously. Watching the oven slow, which made it all the more delicious! I need to get my hands on the sequel.
Icing- a book that you’ve read that covered every single element that you really enjoy in books (funny moments, action moments, sad moments, etc.).
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
is probably the most well-rounded Harry Potter book, as far as all of these elements go. Plenty of humor (Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes! Felix Felicis!), much more romance than previous books, plenty of intrigue, and one of the saddest moments of the entire series. Plus all of the action and magic we’ve come to expect from a Potter book!
Sprinkles- a book series you can turn to for a little pick me up
For me, fluffy YA contemporary romances are definitely sprinkles! They fill me with warm fuzzies and are very comforting, smile inducing reads. Specifically, I’d say the Off Campus series
, even though it’s NA. The mixture of humor, sports, and romance make for very quick and enjoyable rereads! I absolutely love the characters.
Cherry on top- favorite book this year so far
18 thoughts on “The Book Cake Tag”
Oh yay for a new season!! I just DVRed it 🙂 Love this tag. So agree with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before being super sweet. The Half-Blood Prince was one of my favorite HP books. I love the Off Campus series 🙂
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Hooray!! I seriously look forward to it every Friday 🙂 I think it’s my favorite HP book, that or Azkaban. It’s always hard to choose!
This was wonderful, Morgan! Totally deserves a Hollywood Handshake.
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Hahaha so does this comment! 🙂
I love this, Morgan! LoL as you can tell from my blog, Im definitely one of those who love cake and books in general. And I love the GBBS! So many great books mentioned here! I need to read Disenchanted soon, I have both books just sitting here but they sound so fun. And your description of Dark Days makes me want to read than even more now!
Thank you! Ahhh I knew I would forget to tag someone, you should do it! I love that you rate books with cupcakes 🙂 GBBS makes me smile all the time, I love having episodes to watch this summer! They are super fun and I think you’ll enjoy them! Dark Days was good, can’t believe I waited so long. Story of my life haha.
I have Romancing the Duke, and I think I will read that one tonight! I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. Everyone says that the Lara Jean series is really cute, and I can’t believe I’ve still yet to read it…. Great tag! Now I need some cake 🙂
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I don’t read much historical romance but it was so hilarious and charming! Omg the Lara Jean series IS really cute! I need cake too hehe.
Ahhhh I loved SO many of these books too! And all the flails for Princess of Thorns!! I had no idea about it before I picked it up and it was just so perfect and funnnnn. My SHIP. *ships them aggressively*
I also love To All the Boys, and I’m definitely checking out this Romancing the Duke!? It sounds great! ALSO A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC IS PERFECTION.
Seriously, that book is severely underrated ! *joins you in aggressive shipping* I don’t read much historical romance but it is really hilarious and I think the MC has Cait humor now that I think about it! YES IT IS I’M ITCHING FOR A REREAD.
I love this tag!! So cute!! And I love your picks!
Thank you! It’s one of my favorite tags that I’ve found 🙂
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I LOVE cake and this is an AWESOME tag, Morgan! I secretly binge watch cooking/baking shows all the time!
I have only read Romancing the Duke with I gave so much LOVE! 🙂 I am interested in reading To All the Boys I Loved Before, though!
I love cake toooo! Thanks! It was super fun to put together. To All The Boys is so great, it’d be a good Christmas read I think 🙂
Oh boy! I HAVE to do this tag! But first I need to bake some cake and watch Bake Off in such a while. Bye bye all the work I wanted to do today… xD
Please do!! Yesss Bake Off is the best!