A World of Cake: 150 Recipes for Sweet Traditions from Cultures Near and Far - Honey Cakes to Flat Cakes, Fritters to Chiffons, Meringues to Mooncakes, Tartes to Tortes, Fruit Cakes to Spice Cakes

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Storey Publishing, 2010 - Cooking - 343 pages
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Tour the world of cake! Cakes are at the center ofÊlife's celebrations in every corner of the globe. A bite-size lamington is a treat with tea in Australia. In Africa, golden fritters bursting with sweet fruit are popular street snacks. Honey cakes celebrate new beginnings in Jewish tradition, and peach buns are a symbol of longevity in Taiwan. Fruitcakes, from Germany's stollen to Italy's panettone, are popular Christmas fare. This delectable cookbook offers more than 150 irresistible recipes accompanied by mouthwatering photographs, ideas for delicious variations, and fascinating historical and cultural facts. This is a must-have for anyone who loves making (or eating!) cake.

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Contents

A Sweet Tour of Cake History Culture and Language
1
Sugar and Spice and Doughnuts Are Nice
32
Street Sweets and Festive Quinceañera Cakes
72
Pastry Artistry and Café Culture Get Married
96
Comfort Cakes and HighSociety Delights
130
The Romance of Berries and Liqueur Topped with Cream
152
Marzipan Gingerbread and Other FairyTale Cakes
170
Epic Confections from Balmy Climates and Ancient Cultures
184
Ancient Treats and Sacred Sweets
222
Milk Sweets Dumplings and Candy Confections
244
GoodforYourSoul Sweets
256
Welcome to the Spice Islands
284
Cakes with Character
300
Toppings and Fillings from Around the World
314
INDEX
327
Copyright

DeepFried Nibbles and Crunchy Bananas
206

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About the author (2010)

Krystina Castella is a professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She is the author of A World of Cake, Pops!, Crazy About Cupcakes, and Discovering Nature's Alphabet, and she has been published in Craft magazine.

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