All Cakes Considered

All Cakes Considered

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Overview

Melissa Gray is National Public Radio's Cake Lady. Every Monday she brings a cake to the office for her colleagues at NPR to enjoy. Hundreds of Mondays (and cakes) later, Melissa has lots of cake-making tips to share. With more than 50 recipes for the cakes that have been dreamed of and drooled over for a lifetimeincluding Brown Sugar Pound Cake, Peppermint and Chocolate Rum Marble Cake, Lord and Lady Baltimore Cakes, Dark-Chocolate Red Velvet Cake, and Honey Buttercream and Apricot Jam CakeAll Cakes Considered is an essential addition to every baker's library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452100135
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Melissa Gray is a producer for National Public Radio's All Things Considered.
Annabelle Breakey is a San Francisco-based photographer.

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All Cakes Considered: A Year's Worth of Weekly Recipes Tested, Tasted, and Approved by the Staff of NPR's All Things Considered 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anna_Louise More than 1 year ago
This is from the producer of NPR's All Things Considered. The recipes are wonderful and I'm trying my first one this evening after receiving this as a birthday gift. I can't wait to try the rest and extremely entertaining stories with each recipe! You will love this book if you love to bake cakes! (And eat them too!!!)
Suzie2672 More than 1 year ago
Melissa Gray has proven she is the Queen of cake making. In her book All Cakes Considered she has collected fifty recipes that have been taste tested by her coworkers and are easy to understand; each one produce award winning results. Being baking challenged; I was delighted to have discovered this book. It is filled with recipes that are absolutely delicious. Some of my favorites included: Triple Chocolate Orange Passion Cake Black Walnut Cake Spanish Meringue Cake Tunnel of Fudge Cake With the in-depth introduction on caking baking and what was needed to master each recipe it allowed me to learn the basics I needed to produce the textbook perfect results. All Cakes Considered would make a wonderful addition to any baker's cookbook collection. It would be the ideal gift for a newlywed or someone who is a novice to baking. This book is assured to become one of your most treasured cookbooks.
ZQuilts More than 1 year ago
I have a self confessed sweet tooth that is most partial to cakes - rather than just sweets -candy or cookies do not hold as much appeal for me as does an ohlalala cake! Maybe I shared some cake with Marie Antoinette in a past life?! Well at any rate this is one of those cake cookbooks that you absolutely must not miss out on owning. Hurry to you local book store - or if you are isolated as I am - to your favorite on line book purveyor - and order this one up! you will not be disappointed. This book came about as producer Melissa Gray wends her way through a year full of cakes that pleased her fellow NPR work mates. I think that this book is notable in it's appeal not just to the seasoned cake baker but to the budding cake aesthete as Ms. Gray shares cake secrets that she has learned along the way. Interesting anecdotes, recipes culled from lots of places & many people. This book is exceptional and won't fail to please those of us that adore cake in all of it's sublime shapes & sizes (and who may try to hide that extra 'sliver' we ferret out the door without anyone noticing!)
zquilts on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have a self confessed sweet tooth that is most partial to cakes - rather than just sweets -candy or cookies do not hold as much appeal for me as does an ohlalala cake! Maybe I shared some cake with Marie Antoinette in a past life?! Well at any rate this is one of those cake cookbooks that you absolutlely must not miss out on owning. Hurry to you local book store - or if you are isolated as I am - to your favorite on line book purveyor - and order this one up! you will not be disappointed.This book came about as producer Melissa Gray wends her way through a year full of cakes that pleased her fellow NPR work mates. I think that this book is notable in it's appeal not just to the seasoned cake baker but to the budding cake aesthete as Ms. Gray shares cake secrets that she has learned along the way. Interesting anecdotes, recipes culled from lots of places & many people. This book is exceptional and won't fail to please those of us that adore cake in all of it's sublime shapes & sizes (and who may try to hide that extra 'sliver' we ferret out the door without anyone noticing!)
omnia_mutantur on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Brilliantly written and the first two cakes turned out flawlessly.
suetu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a treat! Simply stated, All Cakes Considered is the most delightful cookbook I¿ve purchased in ages. It has so much going for it I¿m not even sure where to start. Well, I guess I should start with the recipes. Obviously, it¿s a book of cake recipes, and in the course of the 52 recipes in the book, Melissa Gray includes cakes both simple and challenging. Along the way, she helpfully calls out ¿New Technique Alerts!¿ to assist bakers who are still acquiring their skills. The recipes include layer cakes, sheet cakes, bundt cakes, coffee cakes, and more. There¿s even a chapter called ¿Break from Cake¿ that features a selection cookies and fried pies, just to shake things up. The cakes themselves range from old standbys like Sour Cream Pound Cake, Gingerbread, Tunnel of Fudge Cake, and Red Velvet Cake to more exotic fare such as The Naughty Senator: Peppermint and Chocolate Rum Marble Cake or Procrastinatin¿ Drunken Monkey Banana Bread.Do you detect a hint of humor in some of the cake names? Believe me, it carries over in the text. I don¿t necessarily read all of my cookbooks from cover to cover, but this book is a pure delight to read. I found Ms. Gray¿s voice to be so darn likeable, and I really enjoyed the down to earth language of both the text and the easy-to-follow recipe directions. She tells some fun stories and breaks up the text with a variety of entertaining and educational sidebars.A final note on the photographs¿they are lovely and abundant throughout the book. They illustrate both baking techniques and beautiful recipe presentations. I look forward to using this charming resource for years to come. Peach Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is up next!
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GidgetAW More than 1 year ago
This is a great cookbook to have in your cabinet,dowry,office kitchen....etc. The writer takes you on a great journey of clear understanding . You not only end up with a fabulously popular dessert to share but with more commonsense about how to bake and what to use to get the best results. This is an accomplished lady with great skills! Worth your time and money! She will expand your baking brain!!!!!
Sandy1Sweeney8 More than 1 year ago
Gave it as Christmas gifts because it looks great...won't buy a cook book without pictures. I haven't used mine yet but I am anxious to .