The Cake Bible

The Cake BibleInductee Into The IACP Culinary Classics Hall Of Fame If You Ever Bake A Cake, This Book Will Become Your Partner In The Kitchen From The Foreword By Maida HeatterThis Is The Classic Cake Cookbook That Enables Anyone To Make Delicious, Exquisite Cakes As A Writer For Food Magazines, Women S Magazines, And Newspapers, Including The New York Times, Rose Levy Beranbaum S Trademark Is Her Ability To Reduce The Most Complex Techniques To Easy To Follow Recipes Rose Makes Baking A Joy This Is The Definitive Work On Cakes By The Country S Top Cake BakerThe Cake Bible Shows How To Mix A Buttery, Tender Layer Cake In Under Five Minutes With Perfect Results Every TimeMake The Most Fabulous Chocolate Cake You Ever Imagined With Just Three IngredientsFind Recipes For Every Major Type Of Cake, From Pancakes To Four Tiered Wedding CakesMake Cakes With Less Sugar But Maximum Flavor And TextureMake Many Low To No Cholesterol, Low Saturated Fat Recipes

Rose Levy Beranbaum is an award winning American baker and cookbook author.

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  • Hardcover
  • 592 pages
  • The Cake Bible
  • Rose Levy Beranbaum
  • 22 October 2018
  • 9780688044022

10 thoughts on “The Cake Bible

  1. says:

    I think this woman might be mad My man, my ma and I spent an entire day constructing her white lilac nostalgia cake, which I sucker chose for its name It involves a mouselline What is a mouselline Mainly delicious varieties of fat As we are baking all of the nuptial cakes our own mad selves we needed, of course, the cake bible The recipes involve asteriks and multiple sidebars and accompanying essays and pronunciation keys and ingredients for which one must hunt, gather, peck, beg, invent, time travel, steal Anyway It s great terrible buttery fun labor.

  2. says:

    Everything in this recipe works the first time you try it Well, except if you try to make spun sugar or hard caramel on a rainy day, but she does say not to do that Each recipe ends with a section explaining why the recipe is put together the way it is, and the explanations are thorough enough that you could modify recipes successfully if you were feeling brave I don t know why you d need to, though, as there are SO MANY cake decorating options detailed here, from the very basic poundcake variations to instructions for serious, professional level wedding cake techniques.You will impress your friends, but you may also never enjoy grocery store cake again once you ve made good cake.

  3. says:

    While The X Bible is an all too common cutesey title, in this case it is actually justified This is a fantastic book on cake baking, covering almost every subject you can think of in the realm Ok, except high altitude baking A personal gripe, b c we live at high altitude and almost nobody covers it well For a notable exception, check out Purdy s Pie in the Sky Successful Baking at High Altitudes Anyway, the point is that this is a lovely book for those passionate about cakes and their construction In the tradition of really great books on cooking, Rose doesn t just give recipes, but describes reasons Every recipe comes with an understanding section, and she has extensive discussions on the structure of cakes and the effects of various ingredients and substitutions This is a book on cake engineering as much as anything She describes everything from the structure of cakes and what makes a pound cake different from a sponge cake, to proper frosting technique, to picking good chocolate, to assembly engineering for wedding cakes.Yes, she covers wedding and event cakes too Susan and I made our wedding cake essentially from this book.Some readers have complained that her recipes are complicated, difficult, or don t work I have never had one of Rose s recipes not work modulo altitude issues I will admit that they can be fiddly, but I would say that, in my experience, if you follow her recipes exactly as written, they ll work Every time.

  4. says:

    This book is the reason I am a better baker I think that this book was enough frankly, RLB could ve stopped here The other Bible books she s written are not, in my opinion, remotely equal to this one for depth, breadth, or detail Years later, I still find new things to love.Is it complicated Yes I have, however, read it cover to cover than once, and appreciate the complexity and detail, because they are in service of the greater goal of truly understanding cake baking and execution Vital for anyone interested in making sweets.

  5. says:

    Back in the early 90s, I was watching the Today Show and saw a segment on The Cake Bible On it, the host was happily devouring a slice of one of the cakes Rose Levy Berenbaum had baked and raving how this was the best cake book ever At that time, I enjoyed baking but without a box mix the cakes were dry, kind of gritty and required a lot of time with separating the eggs, folding in etc From scratch was a requirement for me but moist and delicious was the goal I immediately checked out a copy at the local library and picked a yellow cake to bake The results were excellent and I learned about the one bowl method and cake flour, which up to that point I didn t realize was essential In the book, she explains some of the chemistry to understand the why of it but better than that was the product created Of course, I quickly purchased the hardcover which I still have and often use I definitely recommend this book for new bakers and have yet to find a better baking book.

  6. says:

    I m a chemist Baking is organic chemistry The Cake Bible teaches organic chemistry unintentionally and then you get to eat the results Can t do that in a chemistry lab I love Rose The Cake Bible is not a book for folks who want only simple, easy to follow recipes It s a book for learning about the processes and chemistry involved with baking After studying The Cake Bible, you will have a solid understanding of how ingredients combine to make different textures and flavors The Cake Bible teaches you to do not to follow It teaches you to create your own cakes How cool is that I love Rose Did I say that already Because I do I really really love Rose.

  7. says:

    It s the most wonderful time of the year For me, Christmas is all about getting blacked out on champagne and brandy cocktails And this year, I will use a buche de noel to soak up some of that booze Meringue mushrooms make the Baby Jesus laugh and smile This book contains a special section of photos of delightfully hideous extra fancy cakes from the eighties Still, it stands alone in precision Enjoy

  8. says:

    As a frequent baker, I had high hopes for this book But I used Beranbaum s go to buttercream on a wedding cake and the cake had to be cut early because it could not withstand being in a well lit but not super hot room for even a couple hours So disappointed.

  9. says:

    The best cake book I ve ever read It explains the whys.

  10. says:

    This book is not for everyone, although it is a keeper for me and that s high praise because I regularly clean out my shelves and donate away the cookbooks I don t frequently use.If the precision of science is a turn off, and if you can t imagine being perfectionistic persnickety about measuring, weighing, and following a set of sometimes complicated instructions, you ll hate this book Believe it or not, there are people, like my friend Heather, who think that dedicating 4 hours to making the perfect cupcake is time well spent Nerdy analysts like this book I have found the cake recipes to be reliable and tasty I dislike many of the frosting recipes, but that s a matter of personal preference and it s mostly irrelevant, because I usually serve cake simply frosted with a glaze or ganache or topped with whipped cream I keep this book for the times when I want to bake a delicious made from scratch cake The resulting cakes always please me and the people I serve them to and definitely, these cakes taste way superior to boxed mixes.

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