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May 17, 2010 07:35 AM

favourite cake books?

I'm kind of obsessed with cake.

I want to know, what are your favourite books about cake?

Recipe books, cake design books, books that just have great pictures or unique ideas.... what is YOUR favourite cake book?

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  1. The Cake Bible and Rose's Heavenly Cakes by Rose Levy Beranbaum are both excellent.

    1. I'll second Indirect Heat's picks - RLB's "Cake Bible" and "Heavenly Cakes".

      BTW, if you get your hands on a copy of "Heavenly Cakes", be sure to try Rose's "Whipping Cream Cake" with some really good whipping cream - it's out of this world!

      Many libraries have these books if you want to check them out before buying.

      1. i third the RLB books.

        I've made several cakes from Flo Braker and they are very good also.

        1. Aye to the RLB books.

          Alice Medrich's books as well....Cocolat, Bittersweet, etc

          "Finest Desserts" by Michel Roux.

          "Chocolate Desserts" by Pierre Herme

          1. If you love the geeky details, I agree w/ RLB's Cake Bible. If you want nice recipes w/ great pictures, Heavenly Cakes. Although not a cake book, I also like Shirley Corriher's Bakewise.

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            1. re: chowser

              I guess I'm a true geek - my copy of The Cake Bible has been used so much (more than any other book I have) that it is falling apart. Anyone know where I can get the binding redone ?

              1. re: souschef

                Every time I read it, I learn something new. Maybe that speaks more to my memory these days... Good luck getting it rebound. My copy is headed that way.

                1. re: souschef

                  Heh, I have cake batter splattered on the pages. It's been heavily used.

                2. re: chowser

                  I like RLB's cake bible and Shirley's tome, but I also like Bo Fribergs and Wayne Gisslen's baking texts.