Vintage Cakes

Vintage Cakes

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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. 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 208 x 234 x 24mm | 819.99g
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 1607741024
  • 9781607741022
  • 58,497

About Julie Richardson

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.
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Review quote

"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 Grain and owner of Bakeshop
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Table of contents

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
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


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4 28% (339)
3 18% (213)
2 4% (50)
1 2% (23)
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