Ultimate Cakeby Barbara Maher
DK's series of affordable, quality paperbacks, Ultimate Cake - the definitive guide to baking and decorating cakes. User friendly access to detailed, practical information. Clear, full-color photographs and illustrations. Packed with ideas and plans for the different aspects of life.
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If you are not cake-backing savvy, this book is for you. I always had problems baking cakes, either they fell, or never rose at all. I fell in love with the picture of the Biscuit de Savoie on the cover, and decided I had to make it. I read the directions for it, then read the 'baking essentials' directions a couple of times, and then I tried the Biscuit de Savoie. It was not only excellent, but tasted divine. And, it looked just like the picture (except I left off the strawberry leaves because rain had ruined the leaves that year). I baked the cake and brought it into work where I sold slices for $2.00 each. Everyone raved about how it looked and tasted. Every cake I have baked since then has turned out perfectly. The 'how to' information is essential reading because baking cakes from scratch is not remotely like using a cake mix. Barbara Maher does an excellent job on details, and the photos are the 'extra' guide for final results.
Maher's book is very good and I really enjoyed it