Cake Magic!: Mix & Match Your Way to 100 Amazing Combinations
Find the easy method to envision an apparently perpetual assortment of cakes—and on the off chance that you can make one, you can make them all with this imaginative formula recipe!
Need something wanton and fudgy? Darkest Chocolate Cake + Caramel Syrup + Malted Milk Chocolate Frosting + squashed pieces of candy = Candy Bar Cake. Or on the other hand what about a nutty cake like the Elvis: Peanut Butter Cake + Bacon Syrup + Nutella Frosting, finished off with sugar coated bacon. Fit for the lord, for sure. Simply pick a player, flavor with syrup, include an icing—it's enchantment!
This amazingly simple approach to heat delicious, delightful cakes is an equation for cake joy. Cake Magic! is a full-shading visual cookbook—photographs in the front, plans in the back—and the initial phase in each pastry specialist's cake experience. It incorporates important preparing tips, vegetarian and sans gluten varieties, in addition to tips on the most proficient method to change the plans to make sheet cakes, Bundt cakes, and cupcakes, as well.
About the Author
CAROLINE WRIGHT, author of Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute Meals, is a food writer and recipe developer whose work has appeared in Cooking Light, Real Simple, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Women’s Day, and more. Ms. Wright lives with her family in Seattle, Washington.
Ordinarily, this would not be a book for me, because the recipes are far too sweet for my taste. However, the author has come up with amazing “paleo” variations, meaning grain-free and far lower in sugar. You can google “Cake Magic! Paleo”or the author’s website to get them. When I stumbled upon them, I was inspired to buy the book and give them a try. I am gluten-intolerant, so, to see whether the gf or paleo mix was preferred, I invited 3 friends to test two versions of the same cake, the Orange-Cardamom Cake with Honey Frosting. I made the gf version with the syrup, exactly as described. But, to reduce sugar, the syrups are not used in the paleo version, so I added ground cardamom to the cake when I mixed it. (Cakes are fine without the syrup; I just like to mimic the flavorings in the book.) Two of us liked them both the same, two strongly preferred the paleo cake. Since there is no dietary requirement for cake, it is important to me that it be fun to eat, and I feared the twigs and grass version. But, lo and behold, it was moist and scrumptious! The Paleo Buttercream is delicious and worth the effort. -Skyhawk
I'm not a baker, and I have used this book twice already. Once for lemon berry cupcakes for a grown-up Summer dinner party, and once to make a peanut butter cup cake with my nieces on a family trip. Both of these initial forays into baking totally delicious and really fun. Caroline has made creating a beautiful, celebratory dessert absolutely doable and exciting. I feel inspired! I'm making another cake tonight! I can't stop. The recipes range from classic crowd-pleasing cakes to more sophisticated cakes for fancier gatherings. This is the best investment you can make to up your game as a host and entertainer! -Ahotknife
Very nice book with beautiful photos of all cakes. I love the arrangement & the mix & match options. Very helpful directions for cupcakes, sheet cakes, & layered cakes for each recipe. No guessing - its all spelled out for you. I would highly recommend this book, especially if you are, like me, not an expert in the kitchen. You can make great cakes easily - really!! -DMH