“You have not eaten cake until you have eaten one of Erin’s. For the extra greedy among us who just cannot get enough of her densely moist confections, fluffy butter creams, and elegantly whimsical decorations, Erin Bakes Cake is a must on your shelf. Erin has sprinkled a bit of her magic across these pages and given all of us the fail-prood techniques she uses to wow every time. Sink your teeth into her sweet life, you will not be disappointed!
―Daphne Oz, Emmy Award-winning TV host and New York Times bestselling author
“If you are only gonna buy one baking book in your lifetime you better buy Erin Bakes Cake. It’s not only an encyclopedia of baking, but a true feast for your eyes. Let the cake revolt start!”
Erin Bakes Cake: Make + Bake + Decorate = Your Own Cake Adventure
Erin Gardner’s cake recipes share a delicious, time-saving secret: they’re all the same. Why play the guessing game of sifting through dozens of recipes when all you need are just a few that contain hundreds of variations—572, to be exact! The cakequations in Erin Bakes Cake teach you how to combine her cake, buttercream, cookie, and candy recipes in endless mouth-watering ways. Erin’s cake recipes aren’t sorcery—they’re science. They all share similar ratios of ingredients that add tenderness, strength, or flavor. You don’t have to be an expert. Everyone can learn to make a great cake!
Erin Bakes Cake provides the building blocks for constructing a great cake, and then offers endless ways those blocks can be reassembled. Erin shares the baking tips she learned as a professional pastry chef and wedding cake baker, what tools to use, how to perfect the cake’s finish, and other tricks of the baking trade. She then shows you how to make gorgeous and intricately decorated cakes by elevating simple, but delicious, ingredients like candy, cookies, and chocolate. Erin’s created cake designs that are festive, chic, and easy to recreate at home without the use of hard-to-deal-with fondant.
And best of all, you can make every recipe your own! The Any Veggie Cake cake can be transformed into a classic carrot cake, zucchini cake, or sweet potato cake. A creamy cake filling isn’t limited to buttercream with the inclusion of recipes for caramel, ganache, marshmallow, and more. A chocolate birthday cake recipe can be reimagined as red velvet or chocolate toffee. Elements of crunch, like peanut brittle, honeycomb candy, or even cookie crumbles, can be sprinkled onto your cake layers for tasty added texture.