Do you have a hidden talent for baking, or maybe just a sweet tooth? “Sky High” takes the cake when it comes to triple-layer desserts. With their combined skills, pastry chef Alisa Huntsman and author Peter Wynne have put together a cookbook that will teach you everything you need to know about creating these sophisticated, stacked cakes.
Before you break out the mixing bowls and cake pans, brush up on baking basics, which are found at the beginning of the book. From cake varieties to necessary equipment, this section is the secret ingredient to baking cakes that are appealing to both the eyes and taste buds. Still a bit rusty? Not to worry. Troubleshooters are provided along the way to offer quick fixes to common quandaries.
Perhaps constructing a three-tiered confection is as far as your baking aspirations are willing to wander. Start with the delectable Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake or Vanilla Bean Cake and work your way towards more exotic flavors. Transform your favorite drink into a towering treat with the Piña Colada Cake or Cappuccino Chiffon Cake.
Once you’ve got your feet wet, you will be able to create masterpieces that will surely leave your guests in awe. The holiday section has a dessert for every occasion and season. Surprise your significant other with the rose-topped Chocolate Valentine Sweetheart Cake, or put a twist on trick-or-treating with the Halloween Sweet Potato Cake. After you’ve mastered the art of decorating, congratulate the newlyweds with one of the unforgettable wedding cakes found at the end of the book.
With every cake you bake you’ll see your average kitchen turn into an upscale bakery. So, open up this cookbook and aim “Sky High!”