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.