How to Bake Cakes From Scratch

Book - 2008
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Warren Brown wants you to bake your cake and eat it too. And he wants you to conquer your fear of flour and learn to love every step of cake baking--including, of course, the step in which you present your made-from-scratch masterpiece to bedazzled, hungry-eyed family and friends. (Not to mention the moment when you yourself get to sample a slice of that lovingly crafted creation.)For Brown, love and baking are inseparable. After all, he abandoned an unrewarding career in law to do the work--baking cakes!--that he finds truly emotionally satisfying. Every page of CakeLove communicates that satisfaction, as well as Brown's can-do approach to the art of baking. As he asserts, baking cakes isn't a cakewalk, but it's not rocket science, either--and getting it right isn't nearly as hard as you think.Pound cakes, butter cakes, sponge cakes, cupcakes. Glazes, frostings, fillings, meringues. Brown provides all the basics on ingredients, equipment, and techniques, as well as recipes for more than 50 cakes that range from the classic (Chocolate Butter Cake) to the adventurous ("Sassy," a pound cake made with mango puree and cayenne pepper). The informative step-by-step shots make you want to run to the kitchen and start baking, and the scrumptious color photos of completed cakes look good enough to sink your teeth into.
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2008.
ISBN: 9781584796626
Branch Call Number: 641.8653 BROWN W
Characteristics: 223 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: CakeLove (Bakery)


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Feb 03, 2011

Great book. I love the recipes which basically are fail proof, I love all the suggestions and pointers on how to bake to get the cake and filllings right and the fact that they are right there included in each and every recipe so that you don't have to jump all over the book. I love the fact that each recipe gives you a suggestion of what size baking pan to use and how many. I made four different cakes and buttercreams from this book and they were all delicious. This book is so good that I will definately invest in buying it for myself.


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