A slice of rich, moist cake is irresistible. From a tart, sweet lemon sponge or airy angel food cake to a decadent chocolate torte, there is a cake to satisfy every craving. Whether you are searching for a special cake to establish a birthday tradition or are simply looking for a sweet ending to an everyday meal, there are cakes to fit any occasion.
Williams-Sonoma Collection Cake offers more than 35 tantalizing recipes, including updated classics as well as fresh new ideas. For elegant entertaining, make an impressive Rolled Chestnut Cream Cake before your guests arrive, then relax and enjoy the party. When time is short, keep it simple with easy Chocolate-Orange Cupcakes or Espresso Pound Cake. The many delicious recipes inside these pages will inspire you to tempt and dazzle friends and family alike. A chapter devoted to deorating ideas will help you transform any cake into a work of art.
Full-color photographs of each recipe help you easily decide which cake you want to preapare, and photographic side notes throughout the book highlight key techniques and ingredients. In addition, an informative basics section, with tips for both beginning and experienced bakers, makes this book the ideal source to have on hand for creating the perfect cake.
About the Author
Fran Gage owned Fran Gage Pâtisserie Française, a bakery in San Francisco, for 10 years. The bakery, which closed in 1995 following a fire, consistently won acclaim for its pasteries, breads, and chocolates. She is the author of Bread and Chocolate: My Food Life In and Around San Francisco and A Sweet Quartet: Sugar, Almonds, Eggs, and Butter, and is a coauthor of The Baker's Dozen Cookbook. Ms. Gage also writes for Saveur and Fine Cooking magazines.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I recently brought this book a few days ago and I made the Almond Cake. The cake turned out excellent and the directions on how to make the cake where clear and easy to understand.
Purchasing this book and it is going to Australia. The recipes are fantastic with the fresh ingredients...there is such a difference. Love this book and the entire series. Carrot cake to die for and use black walnuts.