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Amen to that! I wouldn't trade my mom's and grandmother's recipes, nor their books, for anything! Not even a tank of gas for my truck... LOL icon_eek.gif



Oh, how I wish my mother and grandmother made cakes and had these glorious recipes to hand down to me, but they were both big pie bakers! Given that, I've found the Cake Bible what I always turn to. Everything I've made from this book turns out as she describes. I also like that she gives weights for the ingredients, instead of just a cup of this and that... (I find it so much easier to weigh than measure!).
post #17 of 55
K8memphis,

Which Betty Crocker one is that Burnt Sugar cake in? I have the 40th Anniversary edition and it's not listed in there. I'd LOVE to try that recipe -- I have a brown sugar cream cheese icing I'd like to try pairing it with.

Kim
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post #18 of 55
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Wow, I was thinking the cake bible was the way to go, but maybe not. I like k8memphis comment about if there not out on a dime there dry. I loovvee to have a moister cake. This nick maglieri's perfect cake book where can I find it. I also like the post about recipes on the web. The only thing is I don't know who came up with them & who rated them. I hate to trust a stranger. I tried a chocolate cake recipe online once rated the best on any site, & I hated it my family did too.
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post #19 of 55
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Is the cake bible full of filling recipes as well? Maybe I could doctor up some of the cake batters if the book has other good qualities.
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post #20 of 55
The Cake Bible was the first cake book I bought about 4 years ago when I really wanted to get into cake baking. Maybe I was just doing something wrong, but all of the cakes I tried from this book have been dry and fall apart. I have since bought many new cake books and will try one of the recipes here and there from the Cake Bible and still get bad results. She has great sounding recipes in there, I just haven't been able to have any success at it. But it sounds like many others have lots of success with hers, so like I said, maybe I'm doing something wrong.

I have Martha Stewart's Wedding Cakes book and have tried about 6 or 7 of her cake recipes from this book. All of them have been fantastic, and have given me the best results. In fact, I did her coconut cake recipe for my nephew's birthday party a couple weeks ago and everyone just loved it.

I have CakeLove. I'm kinda torn on this one. I love his writing style and his approach to explaining recipes. They are very descriptive and easy to follow. He even provides pictures for every stage of many of his recipes. However, he loves to use potato starch in most of his recpipes and I always can taste that faint taste of potatoes in each recipe I've made from his book. I made his pecan crunch buttercream a few weeks ago. I was so excited that it would turn out heavenly and sounded so good, but I had to throw it out as I felt like I was eating sweet, nutty flavored mashed potatoes. I haven't tried omitting or substituting the potato starch wtih corn starch yet, but I might give one of his recipes a try again without that dreaded potato starch!
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post #21 of 55
Hands down, it's the Cake Bible
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post #22 of 55
No book needed. The recipe gallery on CC has the best of the best in my opinion! :O)
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post #23 of 55
there are two The Cake Mix Bible by Anne Byrn than there is The Cake Bible by Rose Levy Barenbaum...Cake mix Bible is doctored up cake mixes or extender recipes...Cake bible is scratch cakes...Just depends on which way you want to go scratch or not...hth
post #24 of 55
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So there are two cake bibles icon_confused.gif This is all making so much more sense to me know. Some people hate it & some people love it. I take it that the cake mix bible must be the better of the two icon_lol.gif
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post #25 of 55
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there are two The Cake Mix Bible by Anne Byrn than there is The Cake Bible by Rose Levy Barenbaum...Cake mix Bible is doctored up cake mixes or extender recipes...Cake bible is scratch cakes...Just depends on which way you want to go scratch or not...hth



I think you are referring to the Cake Mix Doctor, by Anne Byrn.... icon_smile.gif
Not to be confused with The Cake Bible, by Rose Levy Barenbaum... for which I have previously voiced my support.. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #26 of 55
Just last year I purchased these two books and I have been so happy with each and every cake I've made from them. They are all moist and tastes soooooo good.
-Sky High (irresistible triple layer cakes) by Alisa Huntsman and Peter Wynne
-The cake book by Tish Boyle
Check em out, you won't be dissapointed!!
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post #27 of 55
Being based in the UK, I swear by Delia Smith's recipes. All her recipes are triple tested and idiot proofed for people like me and translate well into doubling up for larger cakes. I also LOVE a few recipes by Martha Stewart and Sylvia Weinstock.
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post #28 of 55
I like both the cake bible and cake mix Doctor the cake bible really explains every thing and basically when i see that a cake needs a syrup i know its calling for the extra moisture for a reason cake mix doctor thumbs_up.gif her cakes turn out fine every time
post #29 of 55
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K8memphis,

Which Betty Crocker one is that Burnt Sugar cake in? I have the 40th Anniversary edition and it's not listed in there. I'd LOVE to try that recipe -- I have a brown sugar cream cheese icing I'd like to try pairing it with.

Kim



It's the original edition, Mom's.

I hope it will enlarge if you click on it. If it doesn't enlarge I could email it, email address is in a following post, top of the next page.

I hope this works.
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post #30 of 55
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SSSOOOOOO many books icon_eek.gif They all sound so good. How large is the sky high book? I definatley want to invest in a book with many recipes. The whimsical bakehouse as well, is there many selections?
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