Synopses & Reviews
Amazing cakes for every occasionand#8212;from all-time classics to contemporary favorites
Get ready for a stellar lineup of the most delicious cakes ever! From everyday treats to spectacular showstoppers, here are 200 recipes for snack cakes, layer cakes, decorated children's party cakes, rolled cakes, upside-down cakes, coffee cakes, pudding cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, and cake pops, balls, and bites. The options are nearly endless and sure to inspire your next occasion!
Whether your craving is for classic cakes, fun new flavors, or great decorating ideas, you'll fall in love with fabulous and foolproof creations like Sour Cream Spice Cake, Chocolate Stout Cake with Caramel Frosting, Red Velvet Cake, Peaches and Buttercream Cake, Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake, Slumber Party Cake, and Spring Chicks Cake Pops. There's also an introductory section with information and photos showing how to bake, assemble, and frost cakes, as well as sweet tips throughout to ensure success every time.
- 200 recipes include classic and modern cakes and creative variations
- More than 100 full-color photos showcase the cakes at their beautiful best
- Special features cover frosting a layer cake, making and decorating cake pops, and easy ways to decorate a cake to add that perfect final touch
You'll find almost any cake you can imagine in Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cakes. With these recipes, you'll never run out of ideas for satisfying your sweet tooth.
What could be better than a phenomenon? The return of a phenomenon. Ten years ago Anne Byrn's The Cake Mix Doctor
began its extraordinary run as one of the most popular baking books of all time. Now Anne Byrn is back with the all-new Cake Mix Doctor Returns!
From the beloved author who showed home bakers how adding a touch of sweet butter or a dusting of cocoa powder, a dollop of vanilla yogurt or flurry of grated lemon zest could transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Here are 160 brand-new recipes--that's right, 160 amazing cake mix recipes--for luscious layer cakes, sheet cakes, brownies, bars, cookies, and more.
And the book is needed more than ever. Today 90 percent of home cooks use prepackaged mixes, while the economy is creating a perfect excuse to let them eat cake--cake equals happiness. And what cakes! 40 layer cakes, from Tiramisu Cake to The Best Red Velvet Cake, Strawberry Refrigerator Cake to Chocolate Swirled Cannoli Cake. 35 sheet cakes. 38 bundt and pound cakes. 16 cupcakes and muffins, plus the cult classic Whoopie Pie. And brownies, bars, and cookies, including Spice Drop Cookies, Angel Food Macaroons, and Chocolate Espresso Biscotti. There's even a wedding cake, a frequent request from the author's passionate online community.
The Cake Mix Doctor is back--just say ahhhhh!
Byrn is back! From sheet cakes and cupcakes to muffins and even a wedding cake, the beloved Cake Mix Doctor returns with 160 brand-new cake mix recipes for luscious layer cakes, Bundt cakes, brownies, bars, cookies, and more.
It's pure magic--you'll never believe these cakes come out of a box!
Transform ordinary cake mix into extraordinary cakes through just the right additions: Use buttermilk and sour cream for greater moisture and richness. Boost flavor with cocoa powder, peppermint extract, lemon zest--even lemon yogurt. Instead of water, try orange juice, canned pumpkin, a leftover cup of coffee (it makes for a devilishly delicious brownie). Celebrating ten years since she reinvented home baking, Anne Byrn takes bakers boldly forward with 160 all-new, fast, foolproof recipes, plus dozens of fresh ideas on frosting (including how to make only what you need), garnishing, and baking lighter cakes for lighter appetites.
The next title in our "Big Book of"and#160;Series, this is a one-stop cake lover's cookbook, with 200 recipes from simple treats to spectacular showstoppers, with more than 100 photos.
The New York Times best-selling authors of Hello, Cupcake! take geniusity to the next level, with bigger, bolder, better creations for every occasion
The New York Times bestselling authors of Hello, Cupcake! take geniusityand#160;to the next level, with bigger, bolder, betterand#160;creations for every occasion
Those cupcaking geniuses, Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, are back, this time with bigger canvases and bolder creations. Everything that can be done with a cupcake can be done better with a cakeandmdash;with a twelfth of the effort and loads more wow power, using everyday pans, bowls, and even measuring cups.
Turn a round cake into Swiss cheese and Brie, and itandrsquo;s April Foolandrsquo;s!and#160;Simply press candy into frosting for an argyle pattern or use one of the easy new decorating techniques to produce wood grainand#160;forand#160;a guitar cake. Whether youandrsquo;re a kitchen klutz or a master decorator, you can transform a loaf cake into a retro vacuum cleaner for Mom or bake a cake in a bowl for a rag doll. Need a piandntilde;ata for a birthday party? Bake the batter in a measuring cup. Or skip the baking altogether, buy a pound cake,and#160;and fashion itand#160;into a work boot for Dad or a high-top sneaker.
You wonandrsquo;t believe these creations arenandrsquo;t the real thingandmdash;and theyandrsquo;re so stunning youandrsquo;ll have to make them!
About the Author
Called and#8220;the cake whispererand#8221; by Gourmet, KAREN TACK is a cooking teacher and food stylist. Her work can be seen on the covers of Gourmet, Bon Appand#233;tit, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Womanand#8217;s Day, Martha Stewart Living, Parents, Real Simple, Nick Jr., and many others.Fellow creator ALAN RICHARDSON has photographed dozens of best-selling cookbooks, and his work appears in many leading food and women's magazines. He is the coauthor of The Breath of a Wok, which won two coveted awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
Table of Contents
I'm back . . . so let's bake!
How To Use This Book:
The tips you need to get you baking. Choose the right cake mix. Prepping the pans. Testing for doneness. Plus the 10 Secrets for Sensational Cakes.
Love Those Layers:
Majestic and delicious, when a celebration is at hand, these are the cakes to serve. A Triple Decker Chocolate Icebox Cake, Williamsburg Orange Cake, Holiday Eggnog Cake with Apricot filling, plus 36 others.
Make Your Own Wedding Cake:
Bake a once-in-a-lifetime cake to celebrate their lifelong love. This elegant, moist triple layer white cake with a rich cream cheese frosting will have your guests shouting, "I do!" (And because you made it yourself, you'll be able to say, "I did!")
Bundts and Pounds:
Easy to tote to picnics and parties, visually pleasing, and perfectly paired with a cup of coffee or tea or a glass of lemonade. It's hard to resist a slice of Key Lime Pound Cake, Kathy's Cinnamon Breakfast Cake, or Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake.
When you're baking for a crowd, sheet cakes come to the rescue--there's little prep, little assembly, but big flavor results. Just slice and serve. Dazzle friends with a Pink Lemonade Party Cake, Chocolate Bayou City Cake, Brown Sugar and Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake, or the Birthday Cake for a Crowd.
Cupcakes and Muffins:
Longtime favorites of kids (and kids at heart), these miniature cakes pack a lot of flavor into their small size. Bake up Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes, Stawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes, or Apple Spice Muffins. And if you're feeling nostalgic, there's even a recipe for Whoopie Pies.
Brownies, Bars, and Cookies:
Whether they're for a school, church, or Girl Scout troop fundraiser, expect these bake sale favorites to fly off the table. Gooey Pecan Pie Brownies, Angel Food Macaroons, Pineapple Coconut Bars, and German Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are just a few favorites.
Homemade frostings, icings, and glazes are the heart and soul of this book. Classic Buttercream Frosting, rich Orange Cream Cheese Frosting, delicious Chocolate Pan Frosting, Caramel Glaze--these are easy, no-fail recipes that will turn a good cake into a great cake.