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Desserts from the Famous Loveless Cafe: Simple Southern Pies, Puddings, Cakes, and Cobblers from Nashville's Landmark Restaurant
Desserts from the Famous Loveless Cafe
Simple Southern Pies, Puddings, Cakes, and Cobblers from Nashville's Landmark Restaurant
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579654347

Delicious Southern sweets and treats from a Nashville favorite.

Renowned for its Southern charm and superb comfort food, the Loveless Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee, serves some of the best desserts below the Mason-Dixon line. Aficionados of country cooking travel from near and far to sample the restaurant's extraordinary sweets.

In Desserts from the Famous Loveless Cafe, pastry chef Alisa Huntsman takes the most beloved Southern ingredients and flavors--from sorghum to buttermilk, persimmons to pecans--and masterfully combines them to create desserts with a modern appeal. Big Momma's Blackberry Jam Cake, Honey Chess Pie, Bourbon Peach Shortcake, Blueberry Skillet Cobbler, Coconut Chews, and Lady Lemon Bars are just a handful of the more than 100 irresistible recipes included in this ultimate guide to Southern desserts. Easy to make and even easier to eat, all of the favorite Loveless dessert recipes are included. With a foreword by bestselling author Lee Smith, essays extolling the virtues of the Southern palate, and full-color photos showing the delicious confections, this book will help anyone who can't travel to Nashville or wait two hours for a table at this popular restaurant enjoy a taste of the Loveless at home.
Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
Cake Wrecks
When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
Hardcover      ISBN: 0740785370

Have your cake and laugh at it, too, with the sweet treat known as Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong. From the creator of the ultrapopular blog CakeWrecks.com, here are the worst cakes ever, including the ugly, the silly, the downright creepy, the unintentionally sad or suggestive, and the just plain funny. With witty commentary and behind-the-scenes tidbits, Cake Wrecks will ensure that you never look at a cake the same way again.

Since May 2008, Jen Yates has been blogging about such confectionery calamities at her popular Web site CakeWrecks.com, winner of the 2008 Blogger's Choice Award for Best Humor Blog, and three 2009 Weblog awards (Bloggies) for Best Writing on a Blog, Best New Blog, and Best Food Blog. Yates now offers up this inspired photo collection with over 150 Cake Wrecks, including 75 percent never-before-seen content.

"I haven't laughed so hard in ages." --Mary Alice, from the Food Network's Ace of Cakes
Sweet & Easy Vegan: Treats Made with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners
Sweet & Easy Vegan
Treats Made with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452103011

Here is the delicious answer to every vegan's most important question: What's for dessert? From cookies and brownies to cakes and pies (and even vegan "ice cream"), author Robin Asbell proves that nothing is lost when choosing to forgo dairy. Sweet & Easy Vegan collects more than 60 indulgent recipes and includes expert information on natural sweeteners, whole grains, and the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, plus a handy guide to unusual ingredients and a source list to help readers find them. Vegan never tasted so sweet.

Perfect Cakes
Perfect Cakes
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0060198796

When it's time to celebrate, it's time to bake a cake When it's time to be creative, it's time to bake a cake When it's time to find comfort in the kitchen, it's time to bake a cake. From weddings to birthdays to something nice for yourself and your family and guests, nothing marks a special occasion better than a freshly baked cake.

Now renowned baking teacher Nick Malgieri, author of Cookies Unlimited, Chocolate, and How to Bake, shares his flawless recipes and professional techniques for creating a perfect cake every time. From simple to extravagant, the recipes are presented with the same clear, uncomplicated instructions that have made Nick a favorite among firsttime bakers and experts alike. You'll find more than two hundred recipes for all types of cakes, from homey favorites such as Sour Cream Coffee Cake and Classic Angel Food Cake to luscious classics such as Dark and White Chocolate Cheesecake to international showstoppers such as Zuppa Inglese and Chocolate Raspberry B che de No l. Nick shows how to get the best results every time you bake, ensuring that your cheesecake will never crack, your pound cake batter will never separate, and your g noise will always be tender and light.

When the time comes to decorate or fill your cake, there's a wealth of creative ideas, from working with marzipan to piping icing to flavoring ganache and buttercream. Also included are tips on selecting the most flavorful chocolates, fruits, liqueurs, and other ingredients. Tempting color photographs throughout the book will inspire anyone to head into the kitchen. Novice bakers will be reassured and experts challenged with Perfect Cakes, a comprehensive collection of perfect recipes and expert guidance.

Kids' Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse: And Other Treats for Colorful Celebrations
Kids' Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse
And Other Treats for Colorful Celebrations
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0307463842

From the mother-daughter baking and decorating team behind the beloved WHIMSICAL BAKEHOUSE books, this trove of recipes and ideas will help you conjure up a colorful world of pixie dust or pirate's treasure for your kids.
Chocolate fairies dance atop a woodland cake surrounded by magic wands and tea party cupcakes; extraterrestrial cupcakes orbit a 3-D rocket cake; a spooky mummy mask cake watches over pudding-filled chocolate cauldrons. Ranging from simple to advanced, the recipes and designs in "Kids' Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse" build your skill set so that even novices can ultimately create every vibrantly decorated, delicious treat in this inspiring book. "Kids' Cakes" also offers "Plain and Simple" variations for busy days, and suggestions for involving little helping hands (and boosting their confidence, too) with "Kids Can" tasks.
Chapters include:
The Best Sleepover Ever
Bed Cake, "Half Moon" Black and White Cookies, Banana Bear Pancakes, and Oven French Toast
Step Right Up
Circus Cake with colorful chocolate bareback riders and clowns, lemon butter Balloon Cookies, and Funnel Cakes
Start Your Engines
Fire Truck and Rocket Cakes, Out-of-This-World planet and alien cupcakes
With detailed baking instructions, a color chart, more than 50 recipes, and a ton of decorating tips and designs for creating colored chocolate embellishments, Kids' Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse will show you how to turn any birthday, holiday, or even humdrum day into a sweet occasion and will leave you with unforgettable memories of baking together.

The Gluten-Free Baking Book
The Gluten-Free Baking Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0778802744

Where variety and manageable batches mix deliciously.

These outstanding recipes run the gamut of exactly the type of baked goods those managing gluten intolerance crave -- with a small twist. Based on extensive feedback, we've learned that gluten-free home bakers prefer small batches and yields from their efforts.

The reasons vary from space constraints (since people managing gluten intolerance typically require more products, which take up valuable cupboard, refrigerator and freezer space) to the sheer cost of the ingredients. The high cost of these ingredients often means that the baked goods tend to be enjoyed only by those actually suffering from the intolerance as opposed to other family members, friends and the like. And we've heard time and time again how much people crave variety and the ability to bake something that is quick, is easy to clean up and doesn't require hours of baking in the kitchen.

You'd never know that dazzling baked goods like these were gluten-free:

  • Muffins, loaves and mixes, including banana oatmeal muffins, date cashew loaf
  • Cookies and bars, such as crunch mocha cookies, almond macaroons, citrus squares
  • Cupcakes, including sour cream fudge cupcakes, mini carrot cakes, amaretto cheesecake
  • Crisps, crumbles, puddings and cobblers, such as baked pear pudding for two, strawberry rhubarb crisp, cr me caramel, peach cobbler
  • No-knead yeast breads, including lemon millet bread, pumpernickel
  • Tarts and pastry, including basic pastry, lemon meringue tarts, pumpkin tarts
  • Holiday baking, including sticky date pudding, Scottish shortbread, classic crepes

The authors also include handy and specially created glossaries for those managing gluten intolerance, including information on equipment, ingredients and techniques.

Hello, Cupcake!
Hello, Cupcake!
Paperback      ISBN: 0618829253

Witty, one-of-a-kind, imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store, no baking skills or fancy pastry equipment required. Spotting the familiar items in the hundreds of brilliant photos is at least half the fun. America's favorite food photography team shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces using a ziplock bag and common candies and snack items. With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can: - raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kid's birthday
- plant candy vegetables on Oreo earth cupcakes for a garden party
- trot out a line of confectionery pup cakes for a dog fancier
- serve spaghetti and meatball cupcakes for April Fool's Day
- bewitch trick-or-treaters with eerie alien cupcakes
- create holidays on icing with a white Christmas cupcake wreath, turkey cupcake place cards, and Easter egg cupcakes

Duncan Hines Complete Cake Mix Magic: 300 Easy Desserts Good as Homemade
Duncan Hines Complete Cake Mix Magic
300 Easy Desserts Good as Homemade
Paperback      ISBN: 0778804224

Enjoy cake baking the easy and delicious way

Anyone who bakes from scratch knows that baking cakes can be time-consuming and it can produce disappointing results. A cake mix is the perfect shortcut solution, because beginning with the best always gets you off to a great start. All you need to add is the rich and flavorful ingredients, such as eggs, sour cream, butter, chocolate or fruit -- the distinctive "homemade" taste no bakery cake can match.

This tempting selection of cake recipes will carry you through every occasion and you'll discover how to easily transform a basic cake mix into a mouthwatering dessert. The more than 300 recipes provide results that really do taste homemade -- in less than half the time it would take to bake from scratch.

Choose from more than 300 delectable recipes, including:

  • Single Layer Cakes
  • Multi-Layer Cakes
  • Tube and Bundt Cakes
  • Angel Food Cakes
  • Cheesecakes
  • Coffee Cakes
  • Loaves and Muffins
  • Cookies
  • Bars and Squares
  • Special-Occasion Desserts.

Along with wonderful recipes, you'll find tips and techniques for perfect cake baking every time -- and a wealth of baking knowledge. Complete Cake Mix Magic includes practical equipment information making it perfect for beginner bakers and a great refresher for the experienced. Simple recipes, basic ingredients and no experience required -- you'll find all the elements necessary for outstanding results.

250 Treasured Country Desserts: Mouthwatering, Time-Honored, Tried & True, Soul-Satisfying, Handed-Down Sweet Comforts
250 Treasured Country Desserts
Mouthwatering, Time-Honored, Tried & True, Soul-Satisfying, Handed-Down Sweet Comforts
Paperback      ISBN: 1603421521

Nothing beats chocolate chip cookies still warm from the oven, freshly baked shortcake, or a perfect apple pie cooling on the windowsill. 250 Treasured Country Desserts is packed with tried-and-true recipes for the homey treats you've loved all your life, with practical tips on how to make gingery ginger snaps, clean-cut brownies, dreamily frosted layer cakes, and much more. You'll turn to this reliable guide again and again for sweet, satisfying dessert classics.

Bundt Cake Bliss: Delicious Desserts from Midwest Kitchens
Bundt Cake Bliss
Delicious Desserts from Midwest Kitchens
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0873515854

How does an ordinary person make a sophisticated, crowd-pleasing cake in a snap? With a bundt pan, of course Foodie Susanna Short brings back the beautiful bundts of yesteryear with mouthwatering, kitchen-tested recipes for busy families, elegant entertainers, and confection connoisseurs everywhere in Bundt Cake Bliss.

From vintage favorites like Quick Orange Kiss and Tunnel of Fudge to fanciful finds like Green Chili Cornbread and Mexican Hot Chocolate Mini Bundts, this delightful book features just about every delectable bundt baked by the Midwest's own since the handy pan burst into the baking scene in the 1960s. And don't forget the dozens of glazes, sauces, and frostings sure to transform any cake into a shining crown of glory.

Here is a cookbook that makes baking accessible to all, where fun is an essential tool in the kitchen. Among the delicious recipes and stories of the cakes and their creators are tips for dressing up bundts for special occasions and for managing those unexpected mishaps. And to top it off, Short offers warm and humorous reflections about the power of bundts in building community.