The Perfect Cake: Your Ultimate Guide to Classic, Modern, and Whimsical Cakes (Perfect Baking Cookbooks) (Hardcover)
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Cakes are the all-occasion dessert--the center of attention at birthdays, holiday celebrations, and dinner parties, and the most welcome brunch, after-school, or teatime snack. America's Test Kitchen's first all-cake book is the definitive guide to any cake you crave from Classic Pound Cake to enjoy anytime to a stunning and impressive Blueberry Jam Cake with brilliant jam stripes and ombré frosting.
In addition to foolproof recipes are features that make towering 24-layer Hazelnut- Chocolate Crêpe Cake as approachable as Applesauce Snack Cake. Sidebars include step-by-step photography for cakes with more advanced techniques like piping the ribbons of frosting that help give beautiful Rhubarb Ribbon Cake its name. Our years of test kitchen knowledge on the art and science of baking cakes provide all the tips and tricks you need for executing perfect cakes every time.
About the Author
America’s Test Kitchen is well-known for its top-rated television shows with more than 4 million weekly public television viewers, bestselling cookbooks, magazines, websites, and cooking school. The highly reputable and recognizable brands of America’s Test Kitchen, Cook’s Illustrated, and Cook’s Country are the work of over 60 passionate chefs based in Boston, Massachusetts, who put ingredients, cookware, equipment, and recipes through objective, rigorous testing to identify the very best. Discover, learn, and expand your cooking repertoire with Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Jack Bishop, Dan Souza, Lisa McManus, Tucker Shaw, Bryan Roof, and our fabulous team of test cooks!
"Pound Cake made with hot melted butter and a food processor? I’ve never made an easier, more delicious pound cake! The recipe is genius, and worth the price of the book." - Alice Medrich, Wall Street Journal
"This cookbook has been around for a few years now, but it’s still my go-to when I want to bake a cake or cupcakes. The carrot cake cupcakes are ridiculously good, I’ve made them for my colleagues in the office multiple times, and it’s always a good day when I bring them in. There are cakes for every skill level and occasion (even if that’s just a day when you want cake!) and my copy is dog-eared and splattered—the true sign of a much-used, well-loved cookbook." —Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor