Author(s): Rose Levy Beranbaum
At last, an all-new, full-color cake lover's companion from Rose Levy Beranbaum, The Diva of Desserts. Rose Levy Beranbaum is a much beloved and widely respected baking legend - 'a worshipped woman...revered by serious cooks and part-timers' alike, in the words of "USA Today". Eagerly awaited by her legions of devoted fans, "Rose's Heavenly Cakes" is a must-have guide to inpsired cake baking from this award-winning master baker. This comprehensive guide will help home bakers to create delicious, decadent, and spectacularly beautiful cakes of all kinds with confidence and ease. With her precise, foolproof recipes, Rose shows you how to create everything from Heavenly Coconut Seduction Cake, Golden Lemon Almond Cake, and Devil's Food Cake with Midnight Ganache to Orange-Glow Chiffon Layer Cake, Mud Turtle Cupcakes, and Deep Chocolate Passion Wedding Cake. "Rose's Heavenly Cakes" features Rose's trademark easy-to-follow, expertly tested (and retested) recipes for perfectly delicious results every time. It offers over 100 simply wonderful recipes for cakes for every occasion - from exceptionally delicious butter and oil cakes, sponge cakes, and mostly flourless cakes and cheesecakes, to charming baby cakes and elegant wedding cakes. It also features special tips and tricks from a beloved baking expert for creating amazing special effects and beautiful cake decor. It contains 100 tempting full-color photos. Visit Rose Levy Beranbaum's associated website and learn basic baking techniques with her, including measuring, preparing, and mixing ingredients to make cakes and creating decorations to dress them up. Everything you need to create heavenly cakes-every time-can be found in this new collection of tried-and true recipes by one of the most celebrated bakers of our time.
Beranbaum, specialist of baked goods that make people's eyes light up, tops her renowned The Cake Bible with an updated, modern collection of delicious confections. Bakers who have already dog-eared every page of that earlier book need not worry: this is far from a duplicate, with only the occasional repeat or adaptation. The recipes range from towering creations for weddings and other special events to baby cakes for bite-size indulgence, and from the simplest apple upside-down cake and yellow butter cupcakes to the elegant rose-shaped genoise and the stunning holiday pinecone cake. Beranbaum goes into great detail in her recipe instructions, yet still manages to keep the lengthy guidelines friendly, accessible and unintimidating, whether she is describing how to make a whipped ganache topping or beurre noisette, an integral part of her delicate array of financiers. Chocolate, fruit, cream, spun sugar: Beranbaum enlists the best ingredients (which she reviews in a helpful glossary) to create knockout cakes, and with her patient, meticulous description of the measurements and process, anyone with a good mixer and spatula, some time and determination will be able to turn out impressive sweet sensations. (Sept.) (Publishers Weekly, July 6, 2009)
Rose Levy Beranbaum is the award-winning author of nine cookbooks, including The Cake Bible, the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook of the Year for 1988. She also won a James Beard Foundation Award in 1998 for Rose's Christmas Cookies, and her most recent book, The Bread Bible, was an IACP and James Beard Foundation nominee and was listed as one of the Top Ten Books of 2003 by Publishers Weekly and Food & Wine. She is a contributing editor to Food Arts magazine and writes regularly for the Washington Post, Fine Cooking, Reader's Digest, and Bride's. Her popular blog, realbakingwithrose.com, has created an international community of bakers where you can visit Rose Levy Beranbaum and join in the discussion on all things baking. While you are there, you can bring the author right into your kitchen as she demonstrates key techniques and shares trade secrets so that you can create perfectly divine cakes.
Acknowledgments. Foreword. Introduction. Ten Golden Rules of Cake Baking. Butter and Oil Cakes. Sponge Cake. Mostly Flourless Cakes and Cheesecakes. Baby Cakes. Wedding Cakes. Ingredients. Equipment List. Basic Recipes. Special Tec