All Cakes Considered

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Chronicle Books, Jul 1, 2010 - Cooking - 224 pages
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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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Melissa Gray has proven she is the Queen of cake making. In her book All Cakes Considered she has collected fifty recipes that have been taste tested by her coworkers and are easy to understand; each ... Read full review

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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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