More than the ultimate collection of cake recipes, A Piece of Cake is a book that demystifies the baking process, explaining the techniques, methodologies, and chemical reactions that cause a cake to rise or fall. 200 line drawings.
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Originally published as A Piece of Cake, this baking classic is now back in print, thoroughly revised, and beautifully redesigned.
Author of The Perfect Pie and renowned baking authority Susan Purdy has spent a lifetime mastering the art of baking perfect cakes?those mysterious delicacies that are not too dry, not too dense, and never stuck to the pan. Revealing her secrets for the complete range of easy to elegant recipes, The Perfect Cake gives every home baker an extra helping of confidence.
With Purdy at your side sharing her precise troubleshooting tips and clever shortcuts, layer cakes, sheet cakes, sponge cakes, angel-food and chiffon cakes, tortes, and jelly rolls become wonderfully feasible. Helping readers skillfully create everything from a simple pound cake to Old-Fashioned Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, Black-and-White Cheesecake, or Hazelnut Torte, The Perfect Cake features easy decorating pointers that are sure to impress on special occasions. Providing a selection of more than 150 exceptional recipes, this is the book that will keep even the novice from ever resorting to mediocre mixes again.
"The definitive guide to cake making."
–Jean Anderson, author of The New Doubleday Cookbook
"Large, international, and highly accessible...terrific baking book."
–Paula Wolfert, author of Mediterranean Cooking
"An astonishing cookbook."
– New York Times
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Book Description John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0020360851
Book Description Wiley, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-198-15-6056006
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800203608581.0