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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.
        http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Art-Perf...

        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.