Blue Lifestyle

Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.

The Queen of Cakes

The queen of cakes strikes again. Rose Levy Beranbaum, the author of the baker’s staple The Cake Bible, recently released Rose’s Heavenly Cakes. A stunning ganache-covered cake entices readers from the cover, glistening a fresh red current garnish. Sure, Beranbaum, can be a little businessy about her cakes—insisting on weight as the best measurement process, leaving those of us with mere measuring cups a bit in the dust—but when you glance at her amazing confections, you’ll add a kitchen scale to your holiday gift list. For those wishing to move beyond cake, she includes how-to’s on spun sugar accents and decorating with fondant. And should you feel up to the task, Beranbaum includes a chapter on wedding cakes. Rose’s Heavenly Cakes is available from Wiley books for $40.

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