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Rose Levy Beranbaum is a kitchen chemist extraordinaire--this, after all, is the woman who wrote her master's thesis on the effects of sifting on the quality of yellow cake. In The Cake Bible, she explains the science behind types of leavening, the merits (or not) of sifting, melting chocolate, preheating ovens, and more. There are precise and detailed instructions for intricate wedding cakes as well as cakes that can be mixed and in the oven in five minutes. In addition, nutrition information is included with every recipe. Cake scientist Beranbaum doesn't forget the art, either; pencil drawings teach novice bakers how to create a garden full of flowers from royal icing and mushrooms from piped meringue. It's no wonder that the International Association of Culinary Professionals picked The Cake Bible as their cookbook of the year for 1988--this book has something to teach bakers at every level.
Beranbaum, a talented baker and former owner of a New York cooking school, has produced a definitive work that will excite accomplished cooks and beginners alike. She covers basic, "foolproof" cakes as well as showcase cakes, accompanying these with pages and pages of adornments of all types; her instructions are impressively precise but unintimidating. She also includes lengthy discussions on ingredients and equipment and concludes with a special section on the chemistry of cake baking and on making a professional wedding cakes. An essential purchase. JS
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Not for the novice baker, all of the recipes I made tasted great! Very technical so if you are the baker that does not follow recipes to the T, then not for you! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Heddie
The cake bible meet my expections. It gives me more insight into making too cakes and baking in general. It's really useful.Published 13 months ago by Aramide
The white cake recipe is the BEST I've ever had, let alone made; same with the rolled fondant. Unusual method, but it works. Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2013 by clc1951
Haven't used yet but has awesome pictures. It was recommended and I know I'll use it sometime in the future. Love food booksPublished on April 20 2013 by Maureen Lukas
We had purchased this book as a gift for Christmas and looked everywhere for the book. We looked everywhere for the book and were not able to find a store that had it in stock. Read morePublished on Dec 22 2011 by katieandmolly
"The Cake Bible" is an excellent resource for most of your cake baking needs.
I started taking cake decorating courses and have found that I and most of my friends and family... Read more
This is an amazing book that was recommended to me by a professional cake decorator. Not only does it have great recipes, it also provides information on the reason why certain... Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2011 by Ms Hospital Administrator
My mom has this book and swears by it. It looks GREAT! I only wish it had photos of each recipe.
Lots of great info and recipes. Read more