Taking the Cake: Your Ultimate Cake Guide

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AuthorHouse, Nov 1, 2011 - Cooking - 88 pages
Written primarily for the ethnic bride, whether of African-American, Hispanic, Caribbean, Asian or Native American descent, but also perfect for any other bride desiring a culturally inspired creation, the humorous, informative style will help guide her thru the arduous task of bringing the wedding cake of her dreams from concept to reality. She will get time proven tips on how to choose a baker, get a contract, prepare a cake budget, and ultimately design that dream. Not a bride, just love to bake? Chocked full anecdotes, and the recipes that led to my success, from being NY Magazines Editors Pick 5 years running, NY Daily News Critics Choice for desserts in New York, Nickelodeon's Parent's Pick, and a Food Network Challenger on Sweet Genius and Rewrapped, just to name a few, this book is also a must have for each of you, from the casual to the serious baker. From Northern standards to Southern delights, I've even included delectable diabetic and vegetarian cake recipes. The first book of its kind, ranked No. 1 on Amazon.com, and other major internet book sellers, there's something here for everyone.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1BUYING THE CAKE
1
CHAPTER 2CHOOSING THE CAKE CREATOR
6
CHAPTER 3CREATING THE CAKE
13
CHAPTER 4DESIGNING THE CAKE
42
Chapter 5Photo Gallery
56
Chapter 6WORKSHEETS
71
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Regina McRae, founder and owner of Grandma’s Secrets, New York's only dessert delivery company, began baking when at the age of 8. She started this company in 1994, at the urging of friends, with just $10 and 9 pies. She parlayed those humble beginnnings into a national and international clientele, making creations for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Heavy D, Joan Rivers, Steve Harvey, Luther VanDross, BB King, Geraldo Rivera, Mary Louise Parker, Louie Vega and Freddy Hubbard, to name a few. She was named New York Daily News Critics Choice, and honored as Editors Pick by New York Magazine 5 years running. She has been in the New York Post, New York Times, Time Out New York, Modern Baking, and Black Enterprise and O Magazine, and featured on The Today Show, Good Day New York, New York 1 News, MTV, Moscow Culture TV, New Jersey Access TV, and Fox 5 News. She was honored in 2009 as a Nickelodeon Parent's Pick. Having been chosen by Google as an example of small business success for their marketing campaigns in 2007 and 2008. She has been a Food Network Challenger twice, Sweet Genius in 2012 and most recently on their hit show Rewrapped. After years of teaching baking classes, she chose to "share the secrets" with everyone, hence this witty and informative guide to baking and designing your cake. Please visit her website www.grandmasecrets.com for more information about the company.

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