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Martha Stewart's Cake Perfection: 100+ Recipes for the Sweet Classic, from Simple to Stunning: A Baking Book Hardcover – Illustrated, October 13, 2020
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I recently visited my ex-son-in-law and his young family and was proudly presented with a slice of Chocolate-and-Vanilla Zebra Cake, baked by his two children. It was perfect in every way: stripes clearly delineated, frosting smooth and creamy, cake tender. I thought to myself, If two kids under the age of twelve can execute such a seemingly complex cake, this new book, with its Show Cakes, its Layer Cakes, its Celebration Cakes, and its Cupcakes, will be a huge success.
I, my daughter Alexis, and many of my friends and colleagues bake our own cakes—for celebrations, of course, but also for all sorts of non-events, just because we love to bake, to experiment, to be challenged. We have worked a long time perfecting the new and old favorites in this book, honing techniques so each cake will look and taste like the prototype pictured. Your cakes will be Instagram-perfect and will not last very long once that first slice is cut.
Like pie-making, where golden rules apply, cake-making needs attention to details. Have all ingredients set out, mise en place–style, so there are no surprises. You don’t want to discover, as you cream the butter and sugar, that you forgot to buy the cake flour. Prepare your pans according to instructions and please pay attention to the size of the pans—inches matter! Weather also affects how the cake will turn out: Cool is better than warm, and air-conditioning, when you’re frosting and decorating, can result in a finer-looking masterpiece.
I have always been a baker, creating cakes for my siblings and parents. My father loved his yellow cake with orange filling and dark chocolate buttercream, and my mother adored cakes with fruit in or on them. I have always loved anything lemon—try the Lemon Mousse Cake on page 46; it’s one of my favorites. Alexis bakes big cakes: My fiftieth birthday cake was a mammoth coconut dessert that took one’s breath away in its deliciousness and flavorfulness and size. Her children, Jude and Truman, are treated to ice cream cakes, solar system extravaganzas, and shapes emulating storybook characters and objects—all entirely natural, baked with impeccable butters and flours and creams, with the promise that each bite tastes as good as it looks.
I think you will enjoy all the cakes and the clear instructions in this book, and that you will wish there were something special to bake them for every week. Don’t wait, bake anyway!
- Item Weight : 2 pounds
- Hardcover : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0593138651
- ISBN-13 : 978-0593138656
- Dimensions : 7.62 x 0.9 x 9.4 inches
- Publisher : Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (October 13, 2020)
- Language: : English
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It's a handsome book but I returned it as it contained too many elaborate recipes to be of any interest to me.
As another reviewer stated, I prefer recipes with ingredients given in weights as well as measures.
At the same time I also did the Red Velvet Pound Cake as my son loves red velvet cake, when he tasted it, you should have seen the look on his face. Then I tasted it, it was absolutely delicious. So yes, cake perfection indeed.
I chose to make the s'mores cake first because, who doesn't love the flavors of s'mores! To my surprise the ingredients were all something I typically carry in my pantry. Each aspect of this cake is incredibly DELICIOUS; cake, ganache, marshmallow whip. My trouble came with assembly as you can see in the photo. I wish this book had a little more guidance for the tools you will need for assembly, perhaps listed under the ingredients.
It seems they were saving space on each page with as little instruction as possible. Overall the quality of recipes and flavor make the book a great addition to any intermediate bakers kitchen.
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Reviewed in Canada on November 28, 2020