Vintage Cakes: 65 Recipes for Bundt, Spiral, Roll, Layer, Upside-Down, and Ice-Box Cakes

Vintage Cakes: 65 Recipes for Bundt, Spiral, Roll, Layer, Upside-Down, and Ice-Box Cakes

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By (author) Julie Richardson

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  • Publisher: TEN SPEED PRESS
  • Format: Hardback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 234mm x 24mm | 820g
  • Publication date: 20 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley CA
  • ISBN 10: 1607741024
  • ISBN 13: 9781607741022
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 30,096

Product description

A charming collection of updated recipes for both classic and forgotten cakes, from a timeless yellow birthday cake with chocolate buttercream frosting, to the new holiday standard, Gingerbread Icebox Cake with Mascarpone Mousse, written by a master baker and coauthor of "Rustic Fruit Desserts." Make every occasion--the annual bake sale, a birthday party, or even a simple Sunday supper--a celebration with this charming collection of more than 50 remastered classics. Each recipe in "Vintage Cakes" is a confectionary stroll down memory lane. After sifting through her treasure trove of cookbooks and recipe cards, master baker and author Julie Richardson selected the most inventive, surprising, and just plain delicious cakes she could find. The result is a delightful and delectable time capsule of American baking, with recipes spanning a century. Each cake has been expertly tested and retooled using the best ingredients and most up-to-date techniques. With precise and careful guidance, Richardson guides home bakers--whether total beginners or seasoned cooks--toward picture-perfect meringues, extra-creamy frostings, and lighter-than-air chiffons. A few of the dreamy cakes that await: a chocolatey Texas Sheet Cake as large and abundant as its namesake state, the boozy Not for Children Gingerbread Bundt cake, and the sublime Lovelight Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream. With recipes to make Betty Crocker proud, these nostalgic and foolproof sweets rekindle our love affair with cakes.

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Author information

JULIE RICHARDSON is the owner and head baker of Baker & Spice, a small-batch bakery and cafe in Portland, Oregon. She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and the coauthor of Rustic Fruit Desserts. Her sweet tooth led her to open her first bakery, Good Earth, in Ketchum, Idaho. Upon moving to Portland, she fell in love with the farms and fruits of the Pacific Northwest and launched Baker & Spice from a stall at the farmers' market in 1999. Julie spends most days baking cakes, croissants, and pies or teaching classes at SweetWares, her retail bakeware shop. When Julie is not baking, she can be found digging in her garden. She lives in Portland with her husband, Matt, and their many four-legged friends.

Review quote

"Bakers will invent reasons to whip up the treats in "Vintage Cakes," coached by Julie Richardson's precise and enthusiastic directions." --Shelf Awareness for Readers, 8/3/12 "The cakes in this book somehow manage to seem fresh and new while simultaneously feeling familiar and immediately lovable....Whether you are considered to be The Cake Baker among your friends or just love a good dessert at the end of the day, there's a recipe or three in this book that will make you smile." --The Kitchn, 7/31/12 "In Julie Richardson's capable hands we are led back in time, down the cake walk. It takes a precise and meticulous baker to show us the way and here we are lucky to be guided by Julie's confident voice. These recipes are tested and true for today's bakers." --Kim Boyce, author of "Good to the Grai"n and owner of Bakeshop

Table of contents

Introduction The Cake Baker’s Battery The Cake Baker’s Cupboard Tips and Techniques   Hasty Cakes Berry Long Cake with Ginger Crumb Rhubarb Pudding Cake Shoo-Fly Cake Grammy Cake Wacky Cake Texas Sheet Cake Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake Blueberry Cornmeal Skillet Cake Ozark Pudding Cake   Everyday Cakes Honey Bee Cake Pearl’s Chocolate Macaroon Cake Lemon and Almond Streamliner Cake Blackberry Chocolate Cream Icebox Cake Not-for-Children Gingerbread Bundt Cake Kentucky Bourbon Cake The Harvey Wallbanger   Little Cakes and Light Cakes Lemon Queen Cakes with Meringue Frosting Boston Cream Pie-lets Mississippi Mud Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting Malted Milk Chocolate Cupcakes Tropicups Daffodil Cake Maple Pecan Chiffon Cake with Brown Butter Icing Angel Cake with Chocolate and Orange Freckles   Flips & Rolls Nectarine Oat Upside-Down Cake Butterscotch Cream Roll-Up German Chocolate Roll Coffee Crunch Spiral Chocolate Apricot Upside-Down Cake White Chocolate Rhubarb Downside-Up Cake   Layer Cakes Lovelight Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream Shinny Cake Stack Cake Banana Cake with Coffee Walnut Buttercream Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Red Velvet Cake with Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting Watergate Cake with Impeachment Frosting Jam Cake with Caramel Chocolate Ganache Italian Cream Cake Cassata Cake Goober Cake Blitz Torte   Party Cakes The Classic The Pink Cake Black & White Cake Champagne Cake Old Vermont Burnt Sugar Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting Double Dip Caramel Cake Cherry Chip Cake with Cherry Buttercream Blackout Cake Gingerbread Icebox Cake with Mascarpone Mousse Peppermint Patty Flourless Chocolate Cake   Fillings, Frostings, and Icings Chocolate Ganache Caramel Chocolate Ganache Basic Butter-cream and Variations Cherry Buttercream Chocolate Butter-cream Coffee Buttercream Coffee Walnut Buttercream Lemon Butterceam Raspberry Buttercream Vanilla Bean Buttercream Malted Milk Chocolate Frosting Fudge Frosting Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting Cream Cheese Frosting Maple Cream Cheese Frosting Brown Butter Icing Peanut Butter Frosting Marshmallow Frosting Dreamy Vanilla Frosting Bibliography Index