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The Perfect Cake

Your Ultimate Guide to Classic, Modern, and Whimsical Cakes

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Hardcover
$35.00 US
8.92"W x 10.25"H x 1.1"D   | 54 oz | 10 per carton
On sale Mar 27, 2018 | 432 Pages | 9781945256264
Featured by QVC, Hallmark Home & Family, Tasting Table, and the Washington Post.

Cakes are the all-occasion dessert--the center of attention at birthdays, holiday celebrations, and dinner parties, and the most welcome brunch, after-school, or teatime snack. America's Test Kitchen's first all-cake book is the definitive guide to any cake you crave from Classic Pound Cake to enjoy anytime to a stunning and impressive Blueberry Jam Cake with brilliant jam stripes and ombré frosting.

In addition to foolproof recipes are features that make towering 24-layer Hazelnut- Chocolate Crêpe Cake as approachable as Applesauce Snack Cake. Sidebars include step-by-step photography for cakes with more advanced techniques like piping the ribbons of frosting that help give beautiful Rhubarb Ribbon Cake its name. Our years of test kitchen knowledge on the art and science of baking cakes provide all the tips and tricks you need for executing perfect cakes every time.
"The book offers an impressive education for curious cake makers, new and experienced alike. A summation of 25 years of cake making at ATK, there are cakes for every taste." -- Wall Street Journal

"This cookbook has been around for a few years now, but it’s still my go-to when I want to bake a cake or cupcakes. The carrot cake cupcakes are ridiculously good, I’ve made them for my colleagues in the office multiple times, and it’s always a good day when I bring them in. There are cakes for every skill level and occasion (even if that’s just a day when you want cake!) and my copy is dog-eared and splattered—the true sign of a much-used, well-loved cookbook." —Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

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Featured by QVC, Hallmark Home & Family, Tasting Table, and the Washington Post.

Cakes are the all-occasion dessert--the center of attention at birthdays, holiday celebrations, and dinner parties, and the most welcome brunch, after-school, or teatime snack. America's Test Kitchen's first all-cake book is the definitive guide to any cake you crave from Classic Pound Cake to enjoy anytime to a stunning and impressive Blueberry Jam Cake with brilliant jam stripes and ombré frosting.

In addition to foolproof recipes are features that make towering 24-layer Hazelnut- Chocolate Crêpe Cake as approachable as Applesauce Snack Cake. Sidebars include step-by-step photography for cakes with more advanced techniques like piping the ribbons of frosting that help give beautiful Rhubarb Ribbon Cake its name. Our years of test kitchen knowledge on the art and science of baking cakes provide all the tips and tricks you need for executing perfect cakes every time.

Praise

"The book offers an impressive education for curious cake makers, new and experienced alike. A summation of 25 years of cake making at ATK, there are cakes for every taste." -- Wall Street Journal

"This cookbook has been around for a few years now, but it’s still my go-to when I want to bake a cake or cupcakes. The carrot cake cupcakes are ridiculously good, I’ve made them for my colleagues in the office multiple times, and it’s always a good day when I bring them in. There are cakes for every skill level and occasion (even if that’s just a day when you want cake!) and my copy is dog-eared and splattered—the true sign of a much-used, well-loved cookbook." —Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor