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Product Details

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (May 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811817687
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811817684
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 1.4 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,208,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In terms of down-home appeal, "James McNair's Cakes" can't be beat. Reading this book feels like nothing so much as sitting around a Formica kitchen table, swapping recipes for a church supper or a ladies' lunch. While McNair knows how to dazzle (check out the Molten Chocolate Babycakes garnished with gold leaf), it is the generous way he reinvents the classics spiking a carrot cake with preserved ginger, and laying caramelized bananas atop a cr me fra che-enriched bananas Foster cake that wins the heart and makes us eager to revisit old favorites.

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James McNair has sold over 3 million copies of his books.

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By A Customer on Feb. 23 2003
Format: Paperback
I am an avid baker, cakes especially, and this book is the perfect guide for anyone who is either a pro or a beginner looking to become serious with a cake pan. For beginners, the beginning of this book is a true kitchen campanion, explaining the obvious and not so obvious points of baking a cake in abundant but very helpful detail. Both the practical and scientific aspects of baking are touched upon in very easy to understand terms. For pros, the recipies are quite satisfying. Every step from pre-heating the oven through measuring ingredients through embellishing and serving is explained for beginners, while many taste and flavor variations are offered for those who are looking for more of a challenge. I highly suggest this book for anyone looking to start or to expand a knowledge of cake baking. My only minor complaint is that it doesn't offer any advice for perfecting cupcakes, especially using some of the great batters on these pages. But regardless, you'll really refer to this book time and time again.
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By Linda Anderson on Aug. 13 2014
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exactly what I wanted. thank you so much
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Best Cake-Only Collection I've Seen June 24 1999
By lelandab@mlc.net - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book contains everything from the basics of cake-making to fanciful decoration and frosting techniques. In between are about 2 dozen recipes for cakes of all types.
Be warned that none are simple to make, though instructions are well laid out for those with baking experienced. I've especially liked the carrot and lemon cakes, so far.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Basic, informative & helpful... Feb. 23 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am an avid baker, cakes especially, and this book is the perfect guide for anyone who is either a pro or a beginner looking to become serious with a cake pan. For beginners, the beginning of this book is a true kitchen campanion, explaining the obvious and not so obvious points of baking a cake in abundant but very helpful detail. Both the practical and scientific aspects of baking are touched upon in very easy to understand terms. For pros, the recipies are quite satisfying. Every step from pre-heating the oven through measuring ingredients through embellishing and serving is explained for beginners, while many taste and flavor variations are offered for those who are looking for more of a challenge. I highly suggest this book for anyone looking to start or to expand a knowledge of cake baking. My only minor complaint is that it doesn't offer any advice for perfecting cupcakes, especially using some of the great batters on these pages. But regardless, you'll really refer to this book time and time again.
Wonderful Jan. 13 2014
By Patricia Freeman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love cookbooks with pictures the best 'cause then I have not only an idea what the dish should look like, but how it might be presented in the best possible light. I always enjoy James McNair's cookbooks (I think I now have the full set) and his recipes never fail.
Best Fruitcake Dec 12 2011
By Solanum - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have been making James's Winter Fruitcake for a good 15 years now! It is fabulous. Thank you James for writing this book. You have become an annual part of our family gatherings, and a true family tradition.
Best Cakes Around Jan. 20 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Beautifully photographed and so far I have only made 2 of the cakes and my guests raved about them. One was the white cake and the other was the fantastic coffee cake which was a major hit. I am anxious to try the carrot cake next. I found his introduction very helpful and he has some great hints on how to make the very best cake.

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