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75 recipes for candle-worthy creations.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 30th 2008 by Harvard Common Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Velveteenbabbitt
Apr 05, 2012 Velveteenbabbitt rated it really liked it
Shelves: cooking, desserts
No surprises in this book: It's all about making delicious, lovely birthday cakes tough enough to frost in layers and delicate enough to melt in your mouth. And don't worry about how specific the recipes are - while you get best results with room-temperature ingredients, I've started with rock-hard butter and frigid eggs and still had excellent results. If you must experiment, though, adding spices and flavorings to the basic cake recipes works very well.
Use this book if: You want to make a laye
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Morgan
Apr 28, 2009 Morgan rated it it was amazing
The Birthday Cake contains great photographs and some novel ideas. There are some cakes that I would really like to try making, and some recipes really seem to lend themselves to certain family members. One aspect that I felt made this book realy stand out from other cake cook/decorating books is its little use of fondant. Personally, I am not a fan of fondant and believe that beautiful cakes should taste even better than they look.

A doll cake is featured in this book and it is admittedly the p
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Brett
Apr 30, 2012 Brett rated it liked it
Some good ideas, & some great frosting recipes. I also like the fact that she includes two recipes for each standard cake - one that's more traditional, & one that has some shortcuts, for if you're pressed for time.
Vivian
Aug 15, 2011 Vivian rated it really liked it
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While this may be sparse on visual inspiration it is chock full of wonderful recipes, tips, and explanations. I also love the title fonts and format. I'm seriously considering purchasing my own copy.
Emma
Jul 26, 2009 Emma rated it liked it
haven't tried any recipes, but looked good - putting it in here for when I think "what was that book...?"
Bekah
Dec 06, 2012 Bekah rated it really liked it
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Had some good recipes and tips in it - definitely trying some of them! Just wish it had more pics:P
Kendall
Mar 10, 2013 Kendall rated it it was amazing
i wanted to make all of these !! espically the one of the cover and the mocha toffee crunch cake
Abigail
Aug 12, 2012 Abigail rated it it was amazing
Everything I have made from this book has been amazing!
Michele
Aug 06, 2014 Michele rated it it was amazing
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I need to buy this one - too many good recipes!
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