Piece of Cake

Piece of Cake

by Maggie Mayhew
     
 


Here are recipes for devil's food cake, angel's food cake, marble cake, pound cake, frosting-covered layer cake, and many more--a total of 45 delicious cake recipes. This book's duotone photos provide a nostalgic look at mid-twentieth-century America, and the recipes are for cakes that are simply old-fashioned delicious. The photos focus appropriately enough… See more details below

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Here are recipes for devil's food cake, angel's food cake, marble cake, pound cake, frosting-covered layer cake, and many more--a total of 45 delicious cake recipes. This book's duotone photos provide a nostalgic look at mid-twentieth-century America, and the recipes are for cakes that are simply old-fashioned delicious. The photos focus appropriately enough around the kitchen range and dining room table-and if Mom and Dad seem a bit too formally dressed for dinner at home, we should recall that it was the way middle American households were depicted in ads and magazine features, circa 1950. The recipes for cakes, cupcakes, brownies and more are easy for today's home cooks to follow, and are guaranteed to produce mouth-watering results. Many are complemented with food-related anecdotes. Here's a trip down memory lane, as well as inspiration for tasty desserts you can serve today.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"For inspiration, the book is sprinkled with vintage photos from the 1950's, when home baking was common."

Country Decorating Ideas, October / December 2004

"Seeming pre-wrapped, with their silver covers, and retro design, you'll want both of these delightful mini-cookbooks [Piece Of Cake and Easy As Apple Pie], not just for your mom, but for your mother-in-law, your sister and your dear old auntie! … How much information can fit into one of these cuties? Well, these pack a wallop! … Another thing I like about these books are the easy-to-read steps, and every once in awhile, a good quote… Whether you're interested in a fun new baking book or two, or want to find the perfect gift for mom, these little cookbooks are games."

—Laurie Strock, Cookbook Digest, June 2004

"Piece Of Cake comes in [a] gift-friendly package, with 43 recipes that remind us how simple traditional cake baking can be and how much joy the finished product can induce."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764157226
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/15/2004
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 6.16(h) x 0.56(d)

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