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The First Timer's Guide to Cakes (First Timer's Baking Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Shawn Bucher
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The First Timer's Guide to Cakes is a step-by-step guide to teaching you how-to bake great cakes and not just give you recipes. The ingredients and troubleshooting sections will help you understand what certain ingredients do and how to make them work for you, while the recipes are simple and tested and provide a great starting point for you to start making your own tasty creations.

Like what you see? This guide is a preview taken from The First Timer's Bakebook. Check out everything from cookies and brownies in this edition to muffins and cakes and bread in the full edition!


"Most of us have fond memories of our mothers or grandmothers in the kitchen making our favorite fresh baked cookies, cakes and breads. In my recent book, Promise Me, I wrote about a mother baking “Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins,” a family favorite and Christmas tradition for herself and her young daughter. After coming up with this idea, I asked Shawn to come up a recipe for these muffins that I could share with my readers that would help them further connect with the story. The recipe he and his fellow cookbook author created was exactly what I was looking for. This new bake book will give you the knowledge that allows you to not only duplicate your family favorites, but also the ability to create your own recipes and future favorites."

-Richard Paul Evans, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Walk series

Product Details

  • File Size: 4531 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Bookwise Publishing (December 12, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,147,539 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a great book for ALL April 4, 2013
By Lori S
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is very well written, and provides everything you didn't even know you should have asked. it covers what you need, what can or can not be used as a substitute (ingredient or utensils), why you need an ingredient and then continues to explain how the ingredient provides the taste and/or texture to your bake good. Best of all, lots of pictures! I am a visual person and when it comes to cooking, I need to know what the end product should look like. But the photos cover everything, there is no guessing what is being talked about.
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2.0 out of 5 stars needs more substance January 26, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Personally, I felt the book focused too much on equipment and utensils in the kitchen. And most of the information read as if it were pulled in from another of the First Timer books.
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1.0 out of 5 stars It's oksy January 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
NO RECIPES!!!!! But good advice on how to bake. Once again I'm disappointed there was no RECIPES in this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book December 31, 2012
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Teaches you how to make great cakes and the frosting. Taught me everything you would need to know. GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you're a Beginner; You Just Got Lucky December 31, 2012
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If you're a first timer, or just someone who just wants to brush up on the basics; you'll find this book informative and enjoyable. The book, The First Timer's Guide to Cakes (First Timer's Baking), answers the very questions you want to ask, and the explanations are interesting and informative. The Author has written a series of these books for 'First Timers', so consider treating yourself to the other books, too.

Books in a series like this, tend to overlap or 'lead in' to the next book and topic, and they help form a more secure foundation for understanding the more advanced books as they come along.

Enjoy!!! This is an easy way to gain confidence, and enjoy cooking & baking, as you learn.
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More About the Author

Shawn Bucher is a professional chef turned entrepreneur and author. Having traveled the country and worked professionally in most aspects of the foodservice industry for over 15 years, Shawn has held positions such as Teacher, Food and Beverage Director, Purchasing Manager, Sous Chef and interim Executive chef of a large hotel, Training Chef, and a General manager of both full service and quick service casual restaurants.

Shawn holds a Culinary Certificate, Business degrees and Accounting & Professional Sales Certificates. He is a Certified Executive Chef (CEC), a Certified Culinary Educator (CCE) through the American Culinary Federation and a Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) through the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He is a former chef instructor for The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institute of Salt Lake City.


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