Synopses & Reviews
"Bloggers and bakers have taken spiked cakes to trend-worthy status in recent years, and authors Castella and Stone promote 'fun baking' using alcohol--including beer, wine, and spirits--in traditional and creative ways. More than 100 recipes are categorized in four sections: Classic Booze Cakes (including a tiramisu and a rum cake), Cocktail Cakes (such as the Harvey Wallbanger); Cake Shots (with selections like jelly cake shots and Long Island iced tea cakes); and Cakes with a Twist (taking classics up a notch, such as a carrot cake made with 151-proof rum). The introduction includes a clever 'Booze Cake Rating System' broken down by 'Lightweight,' 'Feeling It,' and 'Totally Tipsy.' Recipes include easy-to-follow numbered steps, and sidebars are informative--and entertaining--including information on cakes in literature and creative ingredient substitutions. Recipes for homemade liqueurs and additional treats such as cream puffs and gingersnaps round out this well-designed--and beautifully photographed--title that makes a perfect summer gift. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
This gorgeous full-color cookbook features easy step-by-step recipes for a variety of decadent delicacies, including traditional Booze Cakes (Black Forest Cakes and English Trifle) as well as more contemporary cocktail cakes (Pi a Colada Cake, White Russian Cupcakes, and Sex-on-a-Beach Cake). There's even a chapter devoted to cake shots delicious cupcake morsels infused with the flavors of mojitos, kamikazes, and more. These tasty treats are ideal for parties, potlucks, and pitch-ins and this cookbook's affordable price and adorable format make it the perfect gift for your favorite hostess
About the Author
Krystina Castella enjoys creating books and products that inspire play. She lives and works near Los Angeles as a writer, industrial designer, and professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The author of the popular books Crazy About Cupcakes and Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone, Krystina has also designed dozens of unique products ranging from housewares and clothing to furniture and toys. Terry Lee Stone is a graphic designer, educator, knitter, and design-trends writer who has authored several books on design; Booze Cakes is her first cookbook. Terry lives in the Studio City section of Los Angeles, in The Brady Bunch’s old neighborhood, with her husband and two pugs.