Vintage Cakes

Tremendously Good Cakes for Sharing and Giving

Vintage Cakes Tremendously Good Cakes for Sharing and Giving
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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781906417734
Publisher: Jacqui Small
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This is the first domestic cake and baking book to combine cake history, fabulous recipes and vintage styling, in settings that include colourful china, vintage tablecloths and tableware, cake tins and paper cases, and inspiring cake stands. There are six tempting chapters: Everyday Cakes, Cake-tin Cakes, Little Cakes, Elegant Cakes, Fancies & Frivolities and Celebrations, with cakes ranging from traditional afternoon tea fare such as Scones and Fruit Loaf to the decadent American Red Velvet Cake, and the Fruit-filled Plum Streusal Cake to delightfully colourful slices of Battenberg. There truly is a cake to suit every occasion and baking need.

The book begins with a brief introduction to the history of the cake, the joys of sharing cakes and an in-depth look at the essential baking methods needed for perfect cake-making. The cake recipes are each introduced with delightful vignettes of history and provenance. Practice makes perfect and Vintage Cakes provides everything you need to whet your appetite.

Whether you are preparing a sublime afternoon tea, an outdoor garden party or a picnic by the sea, Vintage Cakes provides the know-how and the inspiration for reassuringly old-fashioned treats that fill your kitchen with warmth and good smells.

The author

Jane Brocket is the successful author of The Gentle Art of Domesticity and Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer. Both books include recipes for favourite family treats and old-fashioned cakes. She has written about baking with children for The Guardian and her baking skills have been featured on Claudia Winkleman's Radio 2 Friday Culture Show. Jane's blog Yarnstorm was started in 2007 and covers quilting, baking, colour, culture and inspiration. Yarnstorm is regarded as the leading domestic/craft blog in the UK, but also has a very wide international readership in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781906417734
Size: 8.268 in x 9.843 in / 210 mm x 250 mm
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