Author: François Zoë
Brand: Ten Speed Press
Number Of Pages: 272
Release Date: 16-03-2021
Details: Product Description
The expert baker and bestselling author behind Zoë Bakes explores her favorite dessert--cakes!--with more than 100 recipes to create flavorful and beautiful layers, loafs, bundts, and more.
Cake is the ultimate symbol of celebration, used to mark birthdays, weddings, or even just a Tuesday night. Yet too many people use chemical-laden mixes even though a cake is so easy to make from scratch and infinitely more fun to share. In
Zoë Bakes Cakes, bestselling author Zoë François demystifies the craft of cakes with more than 100 easy-to-use recipes, showing how to get gorgeous confections on the table to mark any occasion, big or small.
In the opening chapter, Zoë explores the techniques and tricks of cake baking, using step-by-step photos to break down baking fundamentals like creaming butter and sugar and whipping egg whites, making it easy to follow along. In the following chapters she gives simple, straightforward recipes for loaf cakes, layers, fillings, frostings, and more--including treats like Apple Cake with Honey-Bourbon Glaze, Lemon Curd Pound Cake, Coconut Candy Bar Cake, and Chocolate Devil's Food Cake. There's even a tutorial on how to make a wedding cake from scratch, complete with constructing the layers.
With Zoë's encouragement, as well as her lighthearted approach, delicious homemade cake is within reach for any celebration imaginable.
"One of the most prolific and awarded bakers in America has hit it out of the park with
Zoë Bakes Cakes. Zoë François walked into my life almost twenty-five years ago and I told someone at the time, that lady is a star. Now I think I might have undersold her. This is the only cake book you will ever need. Superb recipes, clear and concise teaching, and a treasure trove of inspiration for beginners and experts."
--Andrew Zimmern, chef, teacher, and author
"Zoë François's love language is cakes. Studded, soaked, or stacked, she elevates the cake-baking game. From breakfast to birthday--and every occasion in between--Zoë's artful, yet accessible cakes are a revelation. If you're a master baker, an experimental baker looking to learn a few new tricks, orjust someone who loves eating cake, this glorious gem is for you."
--Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes and judge on Netflix's Sugar Rush
Zoë Bakes Cakes is a spectacular collection of cakes that are within anyone's reach, from beginning bakers to those who are looking to take their cakes to the next level. With the hows and whys, and lots of step-by-step photos from Zoë's kitchen, it's like having her right there with you, whipping, creaming, and swirling. This is the perfect baking book!"
--David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen and Drinking French
"Not only is this book expertly presented with amazing cake recipes for any mood or occasion (I see Hummingbird Cake!) and technique tutorials to ensure the home baker's success, but it's a true love letter to cake. Zoë's personality and passion for baking and life will have you cranking up the music and smiling while you dance and bake, as if she were in the kitchen with you!"
--Brian Hart Hoffman, editor in chief of Bake from Scratch
"There are few I trust as much as Zoë François to deliver recipes for astonishingly beautiful cakes. She has the knack of demystifying complicated methods as well as imparting her amazing knowledge in ways that will have you rushing for your whisk. From the simple to the sensational,
Zoë Bakes Cakes will inspire novices and experts alike. Generous, warm, and instructive, Zoë's family favorites will undoubtedly become yours too. A joyous and delicious celebration of cake!"
--Helen Goh, recipe columnist and co-author of Sweet
"Zoë François's book on cake is a must-have for every kitchen. Through her recipes and instruction, she is able to take intricate, complex cake creations and present them in ways that are straightforward and accessible to everyone--new bakers with much to learn, as well as experienced bake