Martha Stewart's cake perfection 100+ recipes for the sweet classic, from simple to stunning

Book - 2020

Martha Stewart perfects the art of cakes with 125 recipes for all occasions, featuring exciting flavors, must-try designs, and dependable techniques. Martha Stewart's authoritative baking guide presents a beautiful collection of sheet cakes and chiffons, batters and buttercreams, and tiers and tortes to tackle every cake creation. Teaching and inspiring like only she can, Martha Stewart demystifies even the most extraordinary creations with her guidance and tricks for delicious cake perfection. From everyday favorites to stunning showstoppers, Martha creates bold, modern flavors and striking decorations perfect for birthdays, celebrations, and big bakes for a crowd. Think comforting classics like Snickerdoodle Crumb Cake and Chocolate ...Angel Food Cake and treats that take it up a notch like Ombr? Strawberry Cake and Marble Souffl?, plus a whole chapter on cupcakes alone. With Martha's expert tips, even the most impressive, towering cakes will be in your reach.

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New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers [2020]
Corporate Author
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Corporate Author
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (-)
Other Authors
Lennart (Photographer) Weibull (photographer), Martha Stewart (-)
First edition
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

The editors of Martha Stewart Living inspire in this sophisticated guide to cake making. Recipes run the gamut from simple pound cakes to more involved multilayer cakes, and each are accompanied by detailed instructions. Unfortunately there are no step-by-step images to help in assembling some of the more complex recipes, such as the eggnog semifreddo genoise, which boasts a vertically layered cake interior. The editors include "weeknight" cakes and one-layer cakes that can be made in a pinch, among them tropical pound cake, bourbon and berry brown-sugar cake, and no-bake blueberry ricotta cheesecake. A chapter devoted to cupcakes contains surprising recipes, like soft-serve peanut butter cupcakes with a hard chocolate shell, as well as matcha cupcakes with piped succulents. The book concludes with a collection of subrecipes for the frostings, fillings, and garnishes--passion fruit curd, candied citrus slices--used throughout. Serious home bakers will find much to expand their dessert repertoire. (Oct.)

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Introduction I recently visited my ex-son-in-law and his young family and was proudly presented with a slice of Chocolate-and-Vanilla Zebra Cake, baked by his two children. It was perfect in every way: stripes clearly delineated, frosting smooth and creamy, cake tender. I thought to myself, If two kids under the age of twelve can execute such a seemingly complex cake, this new book, with its Show Cakes, its Layer Cakes, its Celebration Cakes, and its Cupcakes, will be a huge success. I, my daughter Alexis, and many of my friends and colleagues bake our own cakes--for celebrations, of course, but also for all sorts of non-events, just because we love to bake, to experiment, to be challenged. We have worked a long time perfecting the new and old favorites in this book, honing techniques so each cake will look and taste like the prototype pictured. Your cakes will be Instagram-perfect and will not last very long once that first slice is cut. Like pie-making, where golden rules apply, cake-making needs attention to details. Have all ingredients set out, mise en place-style, so there are no surprises. You don't want to discover, as you cream the butter and sugar, that you forgot to buy the cake flour. Prepare your pans according to instructions and please pay attention to the size of the pans--inches matter! Weather also affects how the cake will turn out: Cool is better than warm, and air-conditioning, when you're frosting and decorating, can result in a finer-looking masterpiece. I have always been a baker, creating cakes for my siblings and parents. My father loved his yellow cake with orange filling and dark chocolate buttercream, and my mother adored cakes with fruit in or on them. I have always loved anything lemon--try the Lemon Mousse Cake on page 46; it's one of my favorites. Alexis bakes big cakes: My fiftieth birthday cake was a mammoth coconut dessert that took one's breath away in its deliciousness and flavorfulness and size. Her children, Jude and Truman, are treated to ice cream cakes, solar system extravaganzas, and shapes emulating storybook characters and objects--all entirely natural, baked with impeccable butters and flours and creams, with the promise that each bite tastes as good as it looks. I think you will enjoy all the cakes and the clear instructions in this book, and that you will wish there were something special to bake them for every week. Don't wait, bake anyway! Martha Stewart Excerpted from Martha Stewart's Cake Perfection: 100+ Recipes for the Sweet Classic, from Simple to Stunning: a Baking Book by Editors of Martha Stewart Living All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.