All Cakes Considered (Google eBook)

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Chronicle Books, Jul 1, 2010 - Cooking - 224 pages
21 Reviews
Melissa Gray is National Public Radio's Cake Lady. Every Monday she brings a cake to the office for her colleagues at NPR to enjoy. Hundreds of Mondays (and cakes) later, Melissa has lots of cake-making tips to share. With more than 50 recipes for the cakes that have been dreamed of and drooled over for a lifetimeincluding Brown Sugar Pound Cake, Peppermint and Chocolate Rum Marble Cake, Lord and Lady Baltimore Cakes, Dark-Chocolate Red Velvet Cake, and Honey Buttercream and Apricot Jam CakeAll Cakes Considered is an essential addition to every baker's library.
  

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Simple recipes for complete baking novices. - Goodreads
My only criticism would be the dearth of pictures. - Goodreads
Melissa Gray has an easy to read style. - Goodreads
Then there are the recipes and pictures themselves. - Goodreads
Well, I guess I should start with the recipes. - LibraryThing
Sigh.... So many recipes... - Goodreads

Review: All Cakes Considered: A Year's Worth of Weekly Recipes Tested, Tasted, and Approved by the Staff of NPR's All Things Considered

User Review  - Lisa Hall - Goodreads

I am not a baker, but think I can fake being one with this book. Not only are the range of recipes broad and the photographs fabulous, but this is a fun, informative read. Melissa Gray has an easy to ... Read full review

Review: All Cakes Considered: A Year's Worth of Weekly Recipes Tested, Tasted, and Approved by the Staff of NPR's All Things Considered

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

The premise of this book: bring a different cake to work every week. (sounds like a place I'd love to work at!) I didn't try any of these cakes because I don't eat a lot of cake and the recipes were ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
8
So You Want to Bake a Cake Huh?
10
How to Use This Book
14
Youll Need Some Equipment
15
Your Introduction to Cake Baking
17
A Word about Pans
22
How to tell if your cake is done and how to get it out of the pan
28
True Cake Lore
31
BRING ME BUNDTS AND BRING ME MORE SPICE AND VICE How to bake a dropdead gorgeous cake with hardly any effort Plus spice fruit an...
85
BREAK FROM CAKE
133
LAYER CAKES ANGEL FOOD CAKES MODERATELY SINFUL CAKES ALL ON THE ROAD TO HEAVEN AND HELL
149
So Youve Baked Many a Cake Huh?
212
Acknowledgments
214
Sources
216
Index
218
Table of Equivalents
224

Whats in That Cake? A Briefing on Ingredients with Tips
32
EASY CAKES FOR EARLY ENTHUSIASTS
41

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About the author (2010)

Melissa Gray is a producer for National Public Radio's All Things Considered.

Annabelle Breakey is a San Francisco-based photographer.

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