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Piece of Cake!: One-Bowl, No-Fuss, From-Scratch Cakes Spiral-bound – August 4, 2011
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"A revelation...One bowl, little clean-up...This is the way people used to make cakes." FoxNews.com
"A return to a delicious, simplified approach to cake-baking" News Democrat
"...an enthusiastic thumbs up" [RE]view from the House
"This astonishing cookbook takes cake-baking back to the jolly era of one-bowl mixing, with time-stressed contemporary rewards." Cleveland Plain Dealer
"This is a delightful reinvention of a little-know cake-baking method that sets tradition on its ear and produces great cakes with little effort. Using this method, anyone will be able to make incredible cakes with little time and zero fuss." cookingnook.com
"The latest book by Camilla V. Saulsbury is a sweet treat in the cookbook department." Northwest Indiana Times"
Camilla offers home cooks an escape from commercial cake mixes and complicated, multi-step recipes" The Paris Post-Intelligencer"
Piece of Cake will streamline your cake making." The Daily Page
There are many pluses for the making of one-bowl cakes, she says. These include no need to use a number of bowls; it's unnecessary to separate eggs or alternately add ingredients while simultaneously mixing; cake flour or other fancy flours are not required nor is sifting, and you don't need to own a heavy-duty stand mixer.... Piece Of Cake offers readers a multitude of cakes from classic layer cakes and Bundt to old-fashioned and modern innovations. (Judy Creighton Canadian Press 2011-10-04)
Create a multitude of cakes everyone loves to eat, from classic layer cakes and Bundt cakes, to old-fashioned cakes and modern innovations, with author Camilla Saulsbury's book Piece of Cake! Saulsbury hopes to inspire home bakers everywhere to bake delectable cakes in almost no time and with almost no clean up! She includes baking tips, a list of key ingredients, and what equipment will help provide the best baking results. (Houston Lifestyles and Homes Magazine 2011-10-01)
Piece of Cake by Camilla V. Saulsbury is for bakers who don't want complicated multi-step recipes but still want to avoid the cake-mix route. All the recipes are one-bowl wonders with no creaming, no egg separating, no sifting or need for a heavy-duty mixer. (Miami Herald, Cook's Corner 2011-10-27)
About the Author
Camilla V. Saulsbury is a food writer, food blogger, and recipe developer. She has won several of America's top cooking competitions, including the Food Network's $25,000 Ultimate Recipe showdown (cookies episode).
Top Customer Reviews
When I saw Piece of Cake, I had to try it! This book is a keeper! I have made four cakes so far and each has had incredible texture and was absolutely delicious! I've made the Cookies and Cream Chocolate Cake, the Mixed Berry Spoon Cake, the Sunny Lemon Cake and the Butterscotch Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting. I have only made the cake portions of these recipes, as I have frosting recipes that my family adores and chose to use those instead of the frosting recipes in the book. The cakes were moist and delicious! They are heavier cakes than my previous family favorites, but that hasn't stopped anyone who has eaten them from gobbling them up! We served the Mixed Berry Spoon Cake at a dinner party with Whipped Cream on the side. Every guest requested seconds! My husband ate the left-overs the next day, warmed in the microwave, with vanilla ice cream. I served the Sunny Lemon Cake and the Cookies and Cream Cake at pot lucks and both were the favorite desserts by many of the guests. I am embarrassed to say that we ate the entire Butterscotch Cake all by ourselves.
I have loved these cakes so much, that I bought copies of the book for my daughter and two daughter-in-laws for Easter. My daughter has already made the Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake and pronounced it really delicious. She really liked the fact that clean-up was minimal.
This is a great book for any baker, even those who are beginners. The key, like many others have commented, is to be sure your butter is very soft and the eggs warm.
Very smart to create a spiral binding of the book--makes it very user-friendly in the kitchen. Also, the tips, variations, and storage directions that are included with each recipe are a nice touch.
I believe that part of the "job" of a successful cookbook is to make the reader WANT to re-create the recipes presented in that book. I think like a lot of folks, I have a large collection of cookbooks that I look through from time to time, but never actually utilize for their intended purpose. Piece of Cake, is actually a book that made me want to pull out the baking tins right away--and I did! The book is well written, nicely photographed and includes a ridiculous amount of recipes and variations; who could not appreciate that, right? My problem, though, is that out of the three recipes that I have attempted so far, two have had MAJOR issues with timing and texture--well, maybe I should say three out of three, because although one cake tasted good on the inside, it was a little scorched on the outside, and I actually pulled it from the oven way before the recipe specified. It is truly disappointing to go through the process of baking something for your family and friends only to have a fiasco instead of dessert. I am not trying to toot my own horn here, but I have been baking quite well for some years now; I would also like to point out that I followed these recipes exactly as they were written (except for the scorched one, when my "do not burn" instinct kicked in). I am on the fence about trying any more recipes at this point and that truly disappoints me. For a better success ratio, please check out Baking Unplugged and The Rosie's Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book; all of the cakes (and other desserts) that I have tried from these books are seriously amazing! Good luck.