Layered: Baking, Building, and Styling Spectacular Cakes

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Abrams, Apr 19, 2016 - Cooking - 508 pages
“Tessa elevates the art of layer cakes to new heights . . . [She] will have you whipping up drool-worthy, gourmet cakes at home.” —Carrie Selman of The Cake Blog

It’s time to venture beyond vanilla and chocolate and take your baking skills up a notch. We’re talking layers—two, three, four, or more!

Create sky-high, bakery-quality treats at home with 150 innovative recipes from Tessa Huff, the founder of Style Sweet. They combine new and exciting flavors of cake, fillings, and frostings—everything from pink peppercorn cherry to bourbon butterscotch, and pumpkin vanilla chai to riesling rhubarb and raspberry chocolate stout. Including contemporary baking methods and industry tips and tricks, Layered covers every decorating technique you’ll ever need with simple instructions and gorgeous step-by-step photos that speak to bakers of every skill level—and to anyone who wants to transform dessert into layer upon layer of edible art.

“Tessa Huff is a cake whisperer. Every cake you will immediately want to bake . . . everyone will be gobsmacked by a multi-tiered, multi-component offering.” —The Cookbook Junkies

“Ms. Huff has created a beautiful book, loaded with equal measure classic technique and modern flavor sensibility. Anyone who considers themselves a baker will feel their pulse subtly accelerate simply by thumbing through these pages.” —Leslie Bilderback, author of Mug Meals

Layered is a book that will have a permanent spot in my kitchen. From the stunning imagery to the decadent recipes, Tessa has created a must-have book for all bakers and cake lovers. She’s an amazing stylist and her recipes are flawless!” —Courtney Whitmore, author of The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook

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When this book came out in print, I had to go and buy it. Aptly titled "Layered", this is the end all to end all cake cookbooks! I prefer to cook more than bake but this collection is not just for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Welsh_eileen2 - LibraryThing

A wonderful book on how to take your cake making to the next level, by showing different and innovative decorating techniques. A must for anyone wishing to build their repertoire and confidence in the ... Read full review


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Tessa Huff is a trained baker, recipe developer, food photographer, and creator of the cake and pastry blog, Style Sweet CA. She is a regular contributor for The Kitchn, Food Network CA, Brit + Co, and The Cake Blog. Huff was named one of Better Homes and Gardens’ 2014 Best Baking Bloggers and her work has appeared online and in print for West Elm, Cake Central Magazine, BuzzFeed, Better Homes and Gardens, Yahoo Food, Brides, and more.

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