The Cake Book

The Cake Book

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by Tish Boyle
     
 

"There's something magical about the process of makinga cake from scratch, a process that transforms a few simple ingredients--butter, sugar, flour, and eggs--into culinary artistry."
--Tish Boyle

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"There's something magical about the process of makinga cake from scratch, a process that transforms a few simple ingredients--butter, sugar, flour, and eggs--into culinary artistry."
--Tish Boyle

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Library Journal
A cake makes a welcome addition to every occasion, and with nearly 200 original recipes for all skill levels and tastes, Boyle's eighth book offers something for everyone. Introductory chapters cover ingredients, equipment, technique, and d cor; eight subsequent chapters cover different cake types-from butter- and oil-based cakes to coffee cakes, flourless cakes, cheesecakes, and meringue cakes. Boyle, currently the food editor of Chocolatier and Pastry Art & Design magazines, offers her versions of numerous classics (e.g., German Chocolate, Carrot, and Chiffon), along with her own enticing recipes for Cinnamon-Swirl Buttermilk Pound Cake, Coconut Lime Mousse Cake, Orange Chiffon, and Chocolate Almond Coconut Cake. Each recipe is rated for difficulty, from simple to advanced, with the difference among them primarily being the time it takes rather than the technique involved. This title concludes with chapters on fillings and frostings and basic recipes that include buttercreams, ganaches, sauces, and ice cream. Well written, easy to read, and beautifully photographed, Boyle's book is destined to become a classic and is highly recommended for all collections.-Pauline Baughman, Multnomah Cty. Lib., Portland, OR Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471469339
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
421,869
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

TISH BOYLE is co-editor of Dessert Professional magazine and an experienced food writer, cookbook author, pastry chef, and recipe developer. Her previous books include Chocolate Passion, Diner Desserts, The Good Cookie, and The Cake Book.

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Cake Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I searched far and wide for a book that would help me make the best stratch cakes and this is it. The sour cream chocolate (shown on the cover), my first cake from this book, is the best and is to die for. And finally, finally, I have conquered the basic yellow cake. The instructions are detailed, such as mixing times, and the sections on ingredients tools, and decorating are helpful and fascinating. This book will help you make that 'perfect' cake.
TrojanInOz More than 1 year ago
This is the cake book that made me start to take my baking seriously - I've tried so many of Ms. Boyle's recipes, and each of them has been a show-stopper! They never let me down, and if you follow her detailed instructions, the cakes come out like her pictures! (In fact, that would be the only complaint - not enough pictures!) Her Lemon Lust Cake and Creamy Coconut Cake are becoming staples in my repertoire, and I think I'll be adding a few cheesecakes soon! I rank this book up at the top of the scale, along with Ms. Berenbaum's The Cake Bible (my other favorite!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago