Bored with making average, run-of-the-mill layered cake? Layered shows Vancouverite Tessa Huff’s passion for rich cakes with a touch of special, but not in a frou-frou sort of way. Some of these cakes are quite robust, like the six-layer Raspberry Stout Cake with raspberry cheesecake filling between the chocolate layers, but no icing, just a pile of raspberries and candy bark piled opulently on top. These are fancy cakes for grown-ups, although every age would love her Cinnamon Roll Cake – a giant cake-sized cinnamon roll with extra frosting layered down the middle. These are cakes to delight your friends and family with, and also to show off with, just a little bit. Recommended By Tracey T., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
It’s time to venture beyond vanilla and chocolate and take your baking skills up a notch. We’re talking layers—two, three, four, or more!
Create sky-high, bakery-quality treats at home with Tessa Huff’s 150 innovative recipes, which combine new and exciting flavors of cake, fillings, and frostings—everything from pink peppercorn cherry to bourbon butterscotch, and pumpkin vanilla chai to riesling rhubarb and raspberry chocolate stout. Including contemporary baking methods and industry tips and tricks, Layered covers every decorating technique you’ll ever need with simple instructions and gorgeous step-by-step photos that speak to bakers of every skill level—and to anyone who wants to transform dessert into layer upon layer of edible art.
"Ms. Huff has created a beautiful book, loaded with equal measure classic technique and modern flavor sensibility. Anyone who considers themselves a baker will feel their pulse subtly accelerate simply by thumbing through these pages." Leslie Bilderback, author of Mug Cakes, Mug Meals, and No Churn Ice Cream
"Stacked tall and frosted to perfection, Tessa elevates the art of layer cakes to new heights. With ingenious flavor combinations, foolproof recipes, and beautifully illustrated techniques, Tessa will have you whipping up drool-worthy, gourmet cakes at home. Layered is simply a treasure for every cake loving baker." Carrie Selman of The Cake Blog
"Tessa Huff has a way with cake. In her hands, butter, sugar, flour, and eggs become something more than mere ingredients in a recipe, and cake is elevated to art form. I could happily feast for days on just her photographs of these creations, but Tessa's companionable presence and quiet insistence throughout this book that I, too, can make these beauties for myself pulls me straight into the kitchen. Too pretty to eat? Nah. Grab a fork." Emma Christensen, Recipe Editor for The Kitchn
About the Author
Tessa Huff is a trained baker, recipe developer, food photographer, and creator of the cake and pastry blog, Style Sweet CA. She is a regular contributor for The Kitchn, Food Network CA, Brit + Co, and The Cake Blog. Huff was named one of Better Homes and Gardens’ 2014 Best Baking Bloggers and her work has appeared online and in print for West Elm, Cake Central Magazine, BuzzFeed, Better Homes and Gardens, Yahoo Food, Brides, and more.