- Hardcover: 592 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; 8th edition (September 20, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0688044026
- ISBN-13: 978-0688044022
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.7 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 485 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cake Bible Hardcover – September 20, 1988
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Rose Levy Beranbaum is a kitchen chemist extraordinaire--this, after all, is the woman who wrote her master's thesis on the effects of sifting on the quality of yellow cake. In The Cake Bible, she explains the science behind types of leavening, the merits (or not) of sifting, melting chocolate, preheating ovens, and more. There are precise and detailed instructions for intricate wedding cakes as well as cakes that can be mixed and in the oven in five minutes. In addition, nutrition information is included with every recipe. Cake scientist Beranbaum doesn't forget the art, either; pencil drawings teach novice bakers how to create a garden full of flowers from royal icing and mushrooms from piped meringue. It's no wonder that the International Association of Culinary Professionals picked The Cake Bible as their cookbook of the year for 1988--this book has something to teach bakers at every level.
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Beranbaum, a talented baker and former owner of a New York cooking school, has produced a definitive work that will excite accomplished cooks and beginners alike. She covers basic, "foolproof" cakes as well as showcase cakes, accompanying these with pages and pages of adornments of all types; her instructions are impressively precise but unintimidating. She also includes lengthy discussions on ingredients and equipment and concludes with a special section on the chemistry of cake baking and on making a professional wedding cakes. An essential purchase. JS
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Although the recipes in this book are great as is, a great thing about the popularity of this book is that you can go online and find many different variations and add-ons that you can make to the recipes to make them more to your liking.
moved to high-altitude at 28 @ had nothing but disasters in baking...had to re-teach myself everything I'd already taught myself when i was 6 (my mom didn't learn to cook until she had 3 kids, lost the nanny when we moved back to the states, & my fighter-pilot dad wasn't around often enough to do it for her).
Rose's explanations of the chemistry of baking at high altitude were the BEST! i also found her recipes to be excellent & are ones i use, often. i have some cake decorating talent so none of the pictured cakes are any problem for me.
if you don't have any cake decorating experience, check at Hobby Lobby for classes. they're around $30 for 4 classes of 2 hours each. you can also take additional, higher level classes.
She goes through adornments for cakes, which covers frostings, fillings,fruits & fondants, tempering chocolates, hand modeling, cutout decorations, crystallizing flowers, all the decorating tips. She goes over ingredients and if there is a substitute. Types of flours, sugars, fats, etc... Equipment, volumes of pans, how much cake batter, and frosting needed for different size and shapes of cakes. Also trouble shooting problems with cakes, i.e. cracks or peaks in cakes, course grain or sunken center in cakes etc.. How much cake, feeds how many people. Proper stacking for wedding cakes.
It is a wealth of information and although we have not liked some of the frostings or cakes we have tried, many are wonderful and the information can't be passed up. After reading it through it is now in our book case as a reference book with many highlighted area's and notes. And referred to often.
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