Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Martha Stewart's Cakes!

Martha Stewart's Cakes
Our First-Ever Book of Bundts, Loaves, Layers, 
Coffee Cakes, and more
by the Editors of Martha Stewart Living

Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Martha came out with a book on cakes during the month of my birthday. I like to think this was planned. I was certainly excited!

She has done pies, cookies, cupcakes and wedding cakes, but this is the first book on cakes in general. The book has a wonderful array of cake styles and varieties, including:

Loaves
Bundts & Tubes
Coffee Cakes
Single Layers
Cheesecakes
Icebox
Cakes with Fruit
Layer Cakes
plus
Frosting and filling recipes, easy garnishes, 
and other finishing touches

Martha Stewart's Cakes is well laid out, easy to follow and has a full colour photo of each and every recipe. 

Chocolate Bundt Cake

From the back flap:
A one-stop resource for cakes—birthday, chocolate, coffee, Bundt, upside-down, loaf, and more. From pound cake and angel food (with many variations) to genoise and streusel-topped, from comfort classics like red velvet, six-layer coconut, rich chocolate, lemon meringue, and cheesecake to sophisticated grown-up fare including chiffon cakes and tortes with luscious fruits, these 150 recipes and color photographs cover techniques, decorating, and gifting ideas for every taste and occasion, whether no-fuss or fancy.
Maple Cake

Baking trends come and go, but cakes are timeless. From the editors and photographers of Martha Stewart Living, Cakes includes classics (German Chocolate, New York-Style Cheesecake), crowd-pleasers (Baked Alaska, Hummingbird), and cakes with unique, sophisticated flavors and embellishments (Pecan Torte with Lemon Curd, Saffron-Scented Pear Upside-Down Cake). Whether you need a birthday cake (for any age!), have bake-sale duty, want a travel-friendly coffee cake, or seek to impress at a dinner party or with a handmade gift, Martha Stewart's Cakes has more than 150 cakes plus ideas for decorating, gifting, and storing. Beautiful color photography that shows you just what you're aiming for and dozens of make-ahead tips make baking low-stress.
Pumpkin Layer Cake
 With 150 recipes in all, you will always have the perfect cake recipe for your occasions!