Mix + Match Cakes: A Batter, a Syrup, a Frosting; a New Way to Bake

Caroline Wright. Workman, $17.95 (192p) ISBN 978-0-7611-8203-0
With the promise of 100 different cake recipes (each based on a batter, a syrup, and a frosting), Wright’s mix-and-match concept has a fun, versatile, anyone-can-do premise. Organized in chapters by flavor (vanilla, chocolate, citrus, etc.), each visual recipe comprises a full-color photo of a cake with a recipe equation below, such as Darkest Chocolate Cake + Spiced Red Wine Syrup + Bittersweet Chocolate Frosting = Chocolate Red Wine. Eight basic cake batters are used as the base, and a range of syrups—including bacon, tea, and vanilla—create variations, along with frostings such as Nutella, malted milk, and salted caramel. Basic baking tips (such as how to cream butter and sugar) and decorating and frosting hints are provided, along with a gluten-free mix and match cake recipe. Baking purists may turn up their spatulas, but this is a kid-friendly title that’s downright fun for adults, too. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 12/21/2015
Release date: 04/01/2016
Genre: Nonfiction
Open Ebook - 288 pages - 978-0-7611-8901-5
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