Cakes are the edible symbol of life's celebrations, and this comprehensive resource is a celebration of cakes and the love and artistry that go into making them. Tish Boyle, the award-winning author and editor of Chocolatier and Pastry Art & Design magazines, unlocks the secrets to baking great cakes, with nearly 200 irresistible recipes and practical guidance on ingredients, equipment, and techniques.
The Cake Book includes recipes rangingfrom pound cakes and coffee cakes tomeringue, mousse, and ice cream cakes to fillings, frostings, and more. Throughout, color and black-and-white photographs and drawings show you important techniques and spectacular end results. A difficulty rating with each recipe helps you decide which to make, depending on how much timeor ambitionyou have. You'll find recipes for traditional favorites, like Deeply Dark Devil's Food Cake and Apple Cake with Maple Frosting, as well as intriguing variations, such as Jasmine and Ginger Plum Upside-Down Cake, Hazelnut Vanilla Cheesecake, and White Chocolate Strawberry Meringue Cake.
Complete with decorating tips and techniques, a troubleshooting table, and a comprehen?sive listing of sources to help you find the best equipment and ingredients, this book is an essential reference you'll always turn to, whether you're new to cake baking or are an accomplished pastry chef looking for fresh ideas, inspiration, and recipes. From simple cakes for everyday get-togethers to layered creations befitting special occasions, The Cake Book will help you bake the perfect cake every time.
"There's something magical about the process of makinga cake from scratch, a process that transforms a few simple ingredientsbutter, sugar, flour, and eggsinto culinary artistry."
i would not recommend this for anyone who has "beginner" cooking skills. it is a good book, though.Published 7 months ago by honey white
I love this book! I've had it two years now and use it almost every week. Every recipe I've tried has been clearly explained and delicious.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I actually saw this book in the library. I enjoyed it so much that I had to buy one for my very own!Published 15 months ago by Karen L. Isaac
The first cake I tried was the tiramisu cake and it turned out delicious, it takes quite a bit of effort but it was worth the while, I like the clear instructions that were given... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lillian
I've enjoyed the cakes I've made. A wonderfully produced cake book. I simply wish the author had added some pointers for baking at high altitudes as I live at 6,000ft. Read morePublished 19 months ago by dagny
Really great cake cookbook with everything you could want for any aspect of cake baking. Very clear and nice photos.Published 22 months ago by Angelic1