I thought this topic would already be posted for sure, but I cannot find it anywhere on the forums. If I've missed it, can someone pls point me in the right direction? If not, the question is:
In your experience, what is the best cake recipe book? And what is the best cake decorating book?
You may include magazines in your answer.
Roses Heavenly Cakes , The Cake Bible , and anything by Mich Turner . Would love to hear anyone else's favourites . I am collecting !
I love Martha Stewart's cupcake book for recipes. I've used a ton of them as cakes and they always work out fine
I agree with PP. For something different in cake and filling flavors, like Whimsical Bakehouse. The orange butter cake with orange mouse, freckled mocha cake with chocolate-hazelnut mouse, lemon-ginger cream cheese pound cake, walnut caramel cake...mmmmmm. The book is small and somewhat disorganized, but jam-packed with recipes, decorating instructions, and beautiful pictures. I can't believe how often I pull it from the shelf!
Thankyou Sangria Cupcake , now I have the next book on my list !
well, everything depend of what you are looking for. let me explain me, i got a collection of maybe 100 cake(cupcake) books, yes crazy i know, when i first started with my cake addiction i got so many books and DVD. but you do not have to be so crazy, many of the cake book have the same. My advice :
1- Buy them used form eBay or amazon.
2- Think about what do you want to learn, what are you looking for in a book before you buy them. ( i got so many books, that have exactly the same thing, so waste of money)
3-if you are a scratch baker, buy the one that has it all( 2 or 3 are really good number) everything else you can look it up on line. (easy and free)
4- if you are looking for Gum-paste figure, buy clay books, ( cheaper and super good)
5- Flower buy DVDs, way better to learn from.
6-you tube, cake central, and all of the tutorial out there are super good.
i hope this help to save you some money.
Baking books I have and like.. Rose's Heavenly cakes.. Tish Boyle's Cake book...Susan Purdy's The Perfect Cake.
A few of the cake deco books I have and like..
Lindy Smith ... Debbie Brown ... Maisie Parrish ... Toba Garrat ... Peggy Porschen ... Alan Dunn ... Eddie Spence (master of piping with royal ) ... The International School of Sugarcraft series ... Whimsical Bake House, assorted ... Confetti Cakes .... Kerry Vincent ... Colette Peters...
Also old cake deco books I have that are outdated in design, but still a wealth of information on piping techniques.
Cile Burbidge ... Wilton Encyclopedia set ... Lambeth Method of cake decorating
Most cupcake books published I swear, as I became obsessed with them for a while.
Cakes and -----craft Magazine ... Wedding cake magazine ... (from Squires Kitchen UK)
Modern Wedding Cakes & Chocolates magazine, a nice mag for inspriration if you can find them used at a decent price. Cost for new has gone up to $50 per magazine.