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Cool Layer Cakes : 50 Delicious and Amazing Layer Cakes to Bake and Decorate - Ceri Olofson

Cool Layer Cakes

50 Delicious and Amazing Layer Cakes to Bake and Decorate

Paperback Published: 11th September 2014
ISBN: 9781845435233
Number Of Pages: 144

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Cool Layer Cakes is the perfect book to inspire and encourage keen amateur and professional bakers alike to take layer cakes to new heights and to inject a little bit of personality into their creations. Layer cakes are, at their simplest, multiple layers of delicious cake held together by creamy buttercream. But these seemingly simple confections are wonderful carriers of a myriad of flavor combinations sure to delight. Once assembled they provide a canvas to decorate and have fun with, hinting at what lies beneath the exterior or bluffing completely to the surprise inside. In this book you will be guided through the basics required for a successful layer cake, including essential equipment, core recipes, decoration techniques, and insider tricks of the trade to create a professional finish. Full of inspirational projects, whether it is dressing up a tea time cake for guests or transforming multi layers into a show stopper celebration cake, Cool Layer Cakes provides a fresh spin on our favorite of cake treats.

Taking ideas from diverse areas such as fashion and art, you will be encouraged to think about color palettes, textures, and patterns in order to create designs which are stylish and contemporary. You will develop your own style and, armed with essential tips, be enabled to design layer cakes that taste and look absolutely stunning.

Cool Layer Cakes includes:

  • 50 amazing, gorgeous, and fun layer cake projects
  • Fully illustrated step-by-steps
  • Core recipes for creating perfect layer cakes, including the ultimate sponge cake, Italian meringue buttercream and chocolate ganache


  • About the Author

    CERI OLOFSON is a cake designer and owner of acclaimed London-based wedding cake specialists Olofson Design. A leader in her field, Ceri has developed a reputation for design-led wedding cakes which are regularly featured in the UK and international press, including Brides magazine and Wedding Cakes: A Design Source. Ceri began baking at an early age, influenced by the patisseries from her childhood spent in France. By the age of 15 she already had a recipe binder of her own tried and tested baked treats, many of which she still uses to this day. After training in the fine arts and gaining a degree from the University of the Arts London, her passion for baking and creative eye inevitably collided. Learning sugarcraft from the ground up, she has developed a practical approach to cake decoration and enjoys creating designs using accessible tools and ingredients. Ceri teaches classes in iced cookies and cake decoration and has been invited to tutor internationally, whilst also continuing to run Olofson Design and personally designing every wedding cake. Ceri is also an artist, painting large abstract canvases and taking photographs in her spare time.

    Industry Reviews

    "No baking enthusiast should be without this book!" Making "Multiple layers of deliciously different cakes sanwiched with buttercream to create a delightful taste infusion." - Cake Craft & Decoration

    "Wow! Cool doesn't even begin to describe this enchanting book of sheer decadence. In this tome, one will find an unexpected treasure trove of information and joy. Author Ceri Olofson has imparted a wealth of knowledge into this book, so that nearly anyone, from the most inexperienced novice (such as myself) to a highly skilled expert can learn to build a masterpiece." - Night Owl Review

    INTRODUCTION - 4
    LAYER CAKE ESSENTIALS - 6
    BASIC CAKES RECIPES - 10
    FROSTING AND SYRUP - 14
    PREPARATION AND FLAVOUR GUIDELINES - 18
    DECORATION KNOW-HOW - 20
    THE RECIPES - 26
    Feel-Good Treats - 28
    Buried Treasure - 54
    Time to Celebrate - 82
    Showstoppers - 120
    TEMPLATES - 156
    INDEX - 158

    ISBN: 9781845435233
    ISBN-10: 1845435230
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 144
    Published: 11th September 2014
    Publisher: Apple Press
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 20.0  x 1.2
    Weight (kg): 0.25

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