Birthday Cakes: Recipes and Memories from Celebrated Bakers

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Chronicle Books, 2004 - Cooking - 144 pages
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Exquisitely illustrated with more than 55 color photographs, Birthday Cakes features memorable, celebratory cakes and birthday stories by renowned chefs, cookbook writers, and passionate bakers -- including the likes of Julia Child, Alice Waters, James Beard, Alice Medrich, and Jim Fobel. This elegant yet easy-to-use cake-making book invites us to celebrate everything birthday: the making and presentation of the cake, the warm glow of the candles, the whispering of a wish, and the heartwarming ritual of cutting and sharing the cake. Everyone will enjoy oohs and aahs when a Meyer Lemon Pound Cake is served, a beautiful, sophisticated cake that can be decorated with glazed flowers and long French birthday candles. A fabulous three-day cake-making extravaganza for the truly dedicated is Gayle Ortiz's Princess Cake, a Swedish sweet-sixteen tradition. For happy smiles all around, there's a simple, delicious chocolate cake dressed in luscious frosting, just like grandmother used to make. Sprinkled with fun ideas and tips for decorating, this collection of cake recipes and personal birthday memories will inspire cakes so special friends and family will wish they had more than one birthday.
 

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Food photographer Kleinman loves the rituals associated with birthday cakes, those special once-a-year treats that have such nostalgic resonance. With Miller, a cookbook author and poet, she ... Read full review

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Contents

Gold Cake with Grandmas Fudge Frosting JIM FOBEL
80
Comforts Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese and Coconut Frosting GLENN MIWA
82
Lindseys Chocolate Cake LINDSEY SHERE
87
Pavlova RICHARD
88
9O Cream Puffs with Lemon Filling KATHLEEN STEWART AND DAVID LEBOVITZ 95 The Elvis Cake MARIA BRUSCINO SANCHEZ
95
Magic Spice Cake with Penuche Frosting ELOISE KLEINMAN
96
True Sponge Cake MARION CUNNINGHAM
98
Beths Very Berry Shortcake BETH SETRAKIAN
101
Bittersweet Chocolate Pinwheel Cake CARRIE BROWN
119
Birthday Cupcakes STEPHANIE GREENLEIGH
122
Buttermilk Poppy Seed Bundt Cake CINDY PAWLCYN AND DOROTHY PAWLCYN
124
Resources
127
Source Notes
130
Bibliography
133
Acknowledgments
134
Notable Birthdays
136

Pineapple UpsideDown Cake CINDY PAWLCYN
102
Lincoln Log Cake SHERRY FALKNER AND ELIZABETH FALKNER
105
Pink Elephant CutOut Cake STEPHANIE GREENLEIGH AND KATHRYN KLEINMAN
108
HO Easiest Hot Fudge Pudding Cake EDITORS OF COOKS ILLUSTRATED 113 Baby Cakes FLO BRAKER
113
Green Cake Vertvert CREATED FOR CLAUDE MONET
117
Templates
138
Index
140
Table of Equivalents
144
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About the author (2004)

Kathyrn Kleinman has been a dynamic part of the world of food and floral photography for over two decades. A James Beard award winner, she is the photographer of eighteen books, including the critically acclaimed Chronicle Books titles Sushi , Backyard Bou

Carolyn Miller is a writer, book editor, and award-winning poet living in San Francisco. She has written several cookbooks, including Chocolate , Espresso , and Salt & Peppter , all from Chronicle Books.

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