Anyone Can Cake: Your Complete Guide to Making & Decorating Perfect Layer Cakes

Page Street. Feb. 2023. 224p. ISBN 9781645676829. pap. $24.99. COOKING
In her debut cookbook, DePaoli shares her knack for teaching the art of creating cakes that she has mastered in her kitchen and online on her platform Sugar & Sparrow. She immediately makes readers feel comfortable as she shares her struggles with buttercream and layering, encouraging new and veteran bakers to not give up. Methodically, she goes through the necessary steps for building perfect layers, including how to level, fill, and stack a cake. Once the cake has been built, it’s time to decorate with a variety of styles, using frosting applications, piping, and glazes. Recipes for a variety of classic and unique cakes are offered here, including beautiful pictures for inspiration. Fantastic visual instructions and aids are sprinkled throughout, and time-planners for making cakes ahead leave no crumb unturned. This meticulous manual will be a great addition to the collection, bringing confidence and expertise to home bakers.
VERDICT Packed with tips and troubleshooting guides, DePaoli’s book is an all-in-one manual for both the new and veteran baker that will take their cakes from flop to fabulous in no time.
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