Cady is a cheerful 11-year old who lives in a magical world where everyone has a Talent (with a capital T). Hers is a particularly enticing one: she can bake the perfect cake to suit the personality and taste of anyone she likes. She's an orphan and, unfortunately, the orphanage matron, Miss Mallory, whose Talent is finding the right parents for orphans, has been unable to find a pair for Cady. But soon Fate intervenes. Throw in a delicious peanut butter factory, an evil Talent thief, a pivotal hair pin, and a mysterious suitcase that could hold the key to everything, and you have plot twists galore. The reader will also find a generous helping of cake recipes. Fans of Wendy Mass and Sarah Weeks may also enjoy this delightful treat.
Published by Penguin, 2013.
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