Cake Bible

Cake Bible

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by Rose Levy Beranbaum, Dean G. Bornstein
     
 

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"If you ever bake a cake, this book will become your partner in the kitchen."
— from the foreword by Maida Heatter

This is the classic cake cookbook that enables anyone to make delicious, exquisite cakes. As a writer for food magazines, women's magazines, and newspapers, including The New York Times, Rose Levy Beranbaum's

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"If you ever bake a cake, this book will become your partner in the kitchen."
— from the foreword by Maida Heatter

This is the classic cake cookbook that enables anyone to make delicious, exquisite cakes. As a writer for food magazines, women's magazines, and newspapers, including The New York Times, Rose Levy Beranbaum's trademark is her ability to reduce the most complex techniques to easy-to-follow recipes. Rose makes baking a joy. This is the definitive work on cakes by the country's top cake baker.

The Cake Bible shows how to:

Mix a buttery, tender layer cake in under five minutes with perfect results every time

Make the most fabulous chocolate cake you ever imagined with just three ingredients

Find recipes for every major type of cake, from pancakes to four-tiered wedding cakes

Make cakes with less sugar but maximum flavor and texture

Make many low- to no- cholesterol, low-saturated-fat recipes

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Beranbaum, a talented baker and former owner of a New York cooking school, has produced a definitive work that will excite accomplished cooks and beginners alike. She covers basic, ``foolproof'' cakes as well as showcase cakes, accompanying these with pages and pages of adornments of all types; her instructions are impressively precise but unintimidating. She also includes lengthy discussions on ingredients and equipment and concludes with a special section on the chemistry of cake baking and on making a professional wedding cakes. An essential purchase. JS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688044022
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1988
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
81,298
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.73(d)

Meet the Author

Rose Levy Beranbaum has created special occasion cakes priced at more than two thousand dollars for customers including world-renowned restaurant consultant George Lang, and a wedding cake for Rudolph Sprungli, owner of Lindt Chocolate. She lives and works in New York City.

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The Cake Bible 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
ddbrn More than 1 year ago
Rose Levy Beranbaum is a scientist who has taken making cakes to a whole new level. She goes into great depth on how all the ingredients work together. Based on this information she tells you how you can create your own cake recipes. In order to get her results, you must make sure that the ingredients are at the proper temperature. This means that making many of Rose's cakes, require some extra time and attention to detail, but the results are so worth it! I highly recommend this book to learn the basics of making a truly exceptional cake. In addition check out Rose's newest cake book.
ceoli More than 1 year ago
If you wanted to have only one reference for baking on your shelf, this should be the book. Honestly, I probably have 100 cookbooks, and this is the one I use most often. The why is simple. If you want to be a good baker, simply follow the recipes. They're written very clearly, instructions for pan size, etc., are given with each. You have the option of measuring or weighing almost everything. You can even use metric weights if you prefer. Do what she says and you will consistently turn out lovely cakes. AND...if you want to be a GREAT baker...read the book all the way through. You'll learn the WHY's behind what makes a good recipe, where you can tweak things and when you need to keep the chemistry intact. I've been baking a long time, and I thought I knew a fair amount. This book showed me how much better I could be...and I enjoyed every bit of it (as do my family and friend, actually). If you will take advice from me about baking, it's to do 2 things. Get this book and buy a scale...after that, you can do anything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this when it was initially published. My copy is dog eared, chocolate-dtained and falling apart. Still my go-to book when i want to bake a cake.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not used this cookbook myself, but I bought one for my daughter because my son and his family value it so much that they use it as a "wish book." On their birthdays my granddaughters and my daughter-in-law go to "The Cake Bible," where they select a picture of the cake that they would like to have made for them, usually be my son. I have seen and tasted one or more--gorgeous to look at and delicious!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
im going to recommend some books to yall its below. they are all great books and i have read all of them myself. you would probably love them if you read books like these.
joydox More than 1 year ago
This really is the best reference guide for anybody who loves to bake. I've had my copy for over 20 years now. It's well worn and showing it's age, but I can't let it go. I just ordered a copy for my oldest Niece, who is about the age I was when I first bought this wonderful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Cake Bible, as well as all of Rose Levy Beranbaum's books, is a step above any baking book I have ever experienced before. No matter which recipe I bake from this book, the response is always the same...the best cake they have ever eaten. Although I am new to baking, I now have the confidence of someone with much more experience because I have learned techniques which work..all from Rose Levy Berenbaum. The author takes you through each recipe and explains how to do a technique and what result to expect. After baking just a few of the cakes in this book, I was able to apply what I have learned to other recipes with extraordinary results. In my opinion The Cake Bible is a MUST HAVE for anyone who aspires to baking delicious cakes
TrojanInOz More than 1 year ago
This is, hands down, the best book out there - Ms. Beranbaum explains the science behind the baking, and when one of my non-Rose-Beranbaum recipes fails, this is the book I look to, to find out why. This, along with Tish Boyle's The Cake Book, are cake recipes that do not let me down, and convinced me to buy a scale. As another reviewer commented, if you have this book and a scale, you just can't go wrong!! I have to go make a cake now...
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Very good book, it reads like an encyclopedia of different recipes and how each ingrediant works together to make what it makes. It's kinda like a gourmet cake book.
tomon More than 1 year ago
This is not the normal "Mix this up and cook it this long book". This is a scientist telling you how, when, WHYand where. You can fail when you use this book...but you will know why. AWESOME!
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This is a really great book. In addition to a lot of great recipes, the author takes the time to explain the science behind making a great cake as well as why cakes 'mess up'.