“This complete cake book is all I need to celebrate every day, holiday or not! The only problem is, where to start. They’re all calling my name.”
—Gale Gand, nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author,
television personality, and executive pastry chef/partner of Tru restaurant
“An imaginative, fun, and appealing selection of cakes of every shape, size, and style . . . This book belongs in the kitchen of every cake enthusiast!”
—Amy Scherber, founder/owner of Amy’s Bread and author of
The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread and Amy’s Bread
“You’re sure to find the perfect cake for any occasion in this collection of mouthwatering recipes.”
—Greg Patent, author of Baking in America and A Baker’s Odyssey
Chef Bev Shaffer dishes up another “to die for!” culinary adventure with this celebration of all things cake. Hundreds of mouth-watering, eye-popping Layered Cakes, Baby Cakes, Cheesecakes, Coffee Cakes, Snack Cakes, and more fill the pages of this ultimate home-baker’s resource. In her signature uncomplicated style, Shaffer serves up slices of advice throughout, from how to avoid a mess when filling a Bundt pan to tips about icing layer cakes and everything in between.
Drawing upon her own warm memories from a fragrant childhood kitchen and her decades of experience teaching cooking classes, working with fellow chefs, and writing about food, Shaffer has assembled her favorite desserts spanning the flavor spectrum from dark chocolate and rich mascarpone to fresh citrus and light, nutty goodness. Whether it’s the decadence of Chocolate Mocha Layer Cake and Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake, or rich Ricotta Vanilla Bean Pound Cake, fruity Key Lime Baby Cakes, and not-so-guilty Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Cake, these recipes showcase the dizzying versatility of the art of the cake.