Create Cakes to Dream On
By Bakers Journal
By Bakers Journal
Dec. 7, 2010 – With her new book, Colette Peters, a celebrated queen of the confectionary arts, offers serious home bakers, professional chefs and aficionados a valuable resource.
Dec. 7, 2010 – With her new book, Colette Peters, a celebrated queen of
the confectionary arts, offers serious home bakers, professional chefs
and aficionados a valuable resource.
In Cakes to Dream On, Peters – whose concoctions have appeared everywhere from White House Christmases to royal weddings – presents a master class in cake design and decoration alongside an all-new selection of her own cake designs. Cakes to Dream On reveals the secrets to fashioning distinctive cakes for all occasions. Peters presents designs for cake architecture ranging from the imperial splendor of Dolce de Medici to the elegant grace of Bride’s Vintage Cameo, to the topsy-turvy daydream of Mad Tea Party.
The book begins with the foundations. Peters offers step-by-step advice on constructing a multi-tiered cake, determining serving sizes, choosing appropriate cake pans to make fillings, and ultimately stacking layers so they don’t tumble off the table. Cakes to Dream On also offers insider tricks of the trade: Peters’ easy-to-follow instructions in techniques such as sugarwork, gumpaste, brush embroidery, and piping will help readers recreate the effects.
Bakers will discover that these masterpieces tantalize the palate as much as they do the eye. Cake recipes include the Coco-Loco Cake, a marriage of coconut and coffee; the Meringue Buttercream and its lemon, raspberry, and mocha variants; and the caramel-tinged Heavenly White Cake.
With more than 150 full-colour photographs illustrating both processes and finished presentations, and more detailed instruction than ever before, Cakes to Dream On will inspire readers to create their own mouthwatering masterpieces.
To purchase Cakes to Dream On, please visit The Annex Bookstore.