Little Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse - Liv & Kaye Hansen New hardcover cake decorating book
LITTLE CAKES FROM THE WHIMSICAL BAKEHOUSE
by LIV HANSEN and KAYE HANSEN
New hardcover book with superb full-colour photos, over 50 recipes and step-by-step instructions. 176 pages, published 2008
The mother-daughter team at the Riviera Bakehouse in Westchester, New York, and authors of The Whimsical Bakehouse and Christmas Cookies from the Whimsical Bakehouse now present an abundance of fabulous new recipes for little decorated cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, and more - all in fresh flavor combinations, like caramel cake with dulce de leche buttercream or spicy chocolate cake with cinnamon-chocolate whipped cream. This comprehensive introduction to baking in miniature also provides tips on glazing, icing, and making chocolate decorations and offers details on the equipment you need to get started (including a cake pan chart, so that you can use those mini rose pans, heart pans, and other fun shapes to bake unique creations).
The authors are famous for their over-the-top decorations, and they’ll take you step-by-step through the process of creating cakes piped and appliquéd with bumblebees (white chocolate wings and nonpareil stripes make them irresistible!), blooming roses (or, if you prefer, delicate hydrangeas with lifelike shaded petals), wild meringues (dressed with tiger stripes, zebra stripes, or leopard spots), and spiky dragons (right down to the serpentine tail). The recipes in Little Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse are categorized into three levels: one star for easy, two for intermediate, and three for challenging. So whether you want to start with a charming, super-easy star-shaped mini strawberry shortcake or strive for A Day at the Beach pail-shaped cake, complete with cookie-crumb sand, chocolate shovel, and edible seashells, you’ll find a cool confection that fits your skills. If you’re not ready for complicated decorating, this book also provides easy presentation ideas to make simple cakes look grander, ensuring the perfect finish to any occasion.
Little Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse is a US publication. All measurements are in imperial.
About the Authors
Kaye Hansen is a self-taught baker. She owns the Riviera Bakehouse in Westchester County, New York. The bakery has been featured in the New York Times and Kaye and Liv have appeared on TV shows including Today and Food Network. They have written several Whimsical Bakehouse baking books together.
Liv Hansen's eye for edible decorating comes from her training as a painter.
Liv and Kaye live in Rockland County, New York.
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Little Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse - Liv Hansen and Kaye Hansen
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