A World of Cake by Krystina Castella
150 Recipes for Sweet Traditions from Cultures Near and Far; Honey cakes to flat cakes, fritters to chiffons, tartes to tortes, meringues to mooncakes, fruit cakes to spice cakes

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Tour the world of cake! Cakes are at the center of life's celebrations in every corner of the globe. A bite-size lamington is a treat with tea in Australia. In Africa, golden fritters bursting with sweet fruit are popular street snacks. Honey cakes celebrate new beginnings in Jewish tradition, and peach buns are a symbol of longevity in Taiwan. Fruitcakes, from Germany's stollen to Italy's panettone, are popular Christmas fare. This delectable cookbook offers more than 150 irresistible recipes accompanied by mouthwatering photographs, ideas for delicious variations, and fascinating historical and cultural facts. This is a must-have for anyone who loves making (or eating!) cake.


About Krystina Castella

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Krystina Castella is the author of Crazy About Cupcakes, Crazy About Cookies, and Crazy About Cakes (all Sterling), as well as Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone (Quirk Books), Booze Cakes (Quirk Books), and A World of Cakes (Storey Publishing). She is an industrial designer and professor who designs environments, furniture, clothing, toys, stationery, and baked goods. Krystina lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Published January 3, 2012 by Storey Publishing, LLC. 352 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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From the United States, this includes cheesecake, funnel cake, doughnuts, angel food cake, back-in-fashion red velvet cake, devil’s food cupcakes, and apple stack cake (which calls for 7-inch pans—it would have been nice to rewrite the recipe for more-standard 8-inch pans).

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And that's before you get to the two-page sections on the "World Tour of Christmas Cakes" (Armenian nutmeg cakes, Chilean pan de pascua, aebleskivers from Denmark) and "Cakes of the Dead" (pink ghost cakes from China, soul cakes from Belgium, Haitian coconut cakes).

Sep 24 2010 | Read Full Review of A World of Cake: 150 Recipes ...

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