Elise Strachan, a pastry chef, has become a household name in the world of sweets, attracting millions of fans with her hugely popular YouTube channel, My Cupcake Addiction. She lives in Australia with her husband and two sons.
On her entertaining YouTube Channel, How to Cake It, Yolanda Gampp creates mind-blowing cakes in every shape imaginable. From a watermelon to a human heart, to food shaped cakes such as burgers and pizzas, Yolanda’s creations are fun and realistic. Now, Yolanda brings her friendly, offbeat charm and caking expertise to this colorful cakebook, filled with imaginative cakes to make at home.
How to Cake It: A Cakebook includes directions for making eighteen jaw-dropping cakes that are gorgeous and delicious, including a few fan favorites with a fresh twist, and mind-blowing new creations. Yolanda shares her coveted recipes and pro-tips, taking you step-by-step from easy/kid-friendly cakes (no carving necessary and simple fondant work) to more difficult designs (minimal carving and fondant detail) to aspirational cakes (carving, painting, and gum paste work).
Whatever the celebration, Yolanda has the perfect creation, including her never before seen Candy Apple Cake, Party Hat, Rainbow Grilled Cheese Cake, Toy Bulldozer Cake, and even a Golden Pyramid Cake which features a secret treasure chamber!
Written in her inspiring, encouraging voice, filled with clear, easy-to-follow instructions and vibrant photos, How to Cake It: A Cakebook will turn beginners into confident cake creators, and confident bakers into caking superstars!
The Butch Bakery does cupcakes like nobody else. You can forget the pretty sparkles and the flowers on top, forget the pastel cupcakes for Easter or Halloween. These aren't cupcakes for little kids, but grown-up cupcakes full of contemporary, inventive flavors—like bacon, whiskey, coffee, and cayenne pepper.
The Butch Bakery Cookbook offers cupcakes for the twenty-first century—like a cupcake imbued with two different liqueurs or a devil's food cake made truly diabolical with a dose of chili powder. These are serious sweets. They're delightfully different and dangerously delicious.Author David Arrick has received tremendous media coverage since opening Butch BakeryPerfect for dessert or cupcake lovers who are tired of the same old vanilla or chocolate cake with icing on top
For anyone who wants a dessert that breaks the mold and challenges the taste buds with modern flavors and inspired ingredients, The Butch Bakery Cookbook delivers the goods—seriously.
Duff Goldman may dazzle fans with his breathtaking cake decorating, but behind the rigged-up gravity-defying cakes and fancy fondant is a true pastry chef who understands the fundamentals of making incredibly delicious baked goods at home.
In Duff Bakes, he truly gives home bakers the down-to-earth essentials they need for creating mouthwatering favorites. Inside you’ll find the perfect muffin recipe to eat straight while waiting for your morning bus, an easy pizza dough recipe for a quick weeknight dinner, and cookie recipes for every occasion. Filled with Duff’s engaging earthiness and hilarious personality, Duff Bakes includes chapters on different types of pastry dough, a variety of cookies, brownies, muffins, bread, biscuits, pies, cakes and cake decorating, gluten-free and vegan desserts, and much more.
Duff provides 130 recipes for a diverse range of goodies, including nutter butter cookies, white chocolate blondies, apple streusel muffins, cereal bars, bacon jalapeno biscuits, banana bourbon cream pie, zucchini lemon cake, and savory bread pudding. Here are a few classics as well, like a re-make of the childhood favorite, Twinkies. Duff Bakes will help both novices and seasoned bakers master the best, most delicious home baked goods, build on their baking successes, hone their skills, and understand the science behind the fundamentals of baking.
In this encompassing guide, a pair of bakers show you how to master this traditional style of bread which has never been more relevant or popular and is a favorite of artisan bakers. Sourdough features fifteen no-fail recipes with clear, step-by-step instructions and photographs to help you make your own artisanal loaves at home.
The methods and recipes in Sourdough continue a tradition that is more than 5,000 years old: mix flour and water, then allow the dough to ferment and rise by itself. This extended fermentation process allows for maximum flavor—and easier digestion. With an emphasis on local, heirloom, and ancient grains, Sourdough introduces the natural ingredients used in artisan baking, teaches how to make a stable starter, and explains how to “set the leaven” to create perfect baked loaves. The book comes complete with cook’s notes and a trouble-shooting section to help you to avoid soggy bottoms, over baking, and other common problems.
Sourdough is an indispensable resource for bakers, and the perfect starter guide for the beginner bread baker.
Whether it’s a striking, all-white cake with a secret red velvet heart baked inside; a birthday cake, complete with a surprise balloon cake in the middle; or the gorgeous hydrangea cake that took the blogosphere by storm; Amanda’s cakes are downright revolutionary—and really fun to prepare.
This beautifully designed cookbook contains eye-popping color photos and step-by-step instructions to create incredible surprise-inside cakes in your own kitchen.
For Amanda Rettke, every cake is a gift to be shared with family and friends, a special treat that should be lovingly prepared and meticulously designed—from the inside out.