Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman

I spent the evening reviewing Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman, and I have a desire to go into my kitchen and start baking even though it’s nearly midnight here in the midwest.  I kind-of glossed over the “cake keeper” part of the title until I read the introduction where the author describes receiving a beautiful antique cake keeper from her family that she now keeps filled at all times with cake.  The book goes on to describe the basics of cake making from the equipment to the terminology.  The recipes are divided by the type of cake you want to make with chapters on snack cakes, bundt cakes and others.   There are traditional cakes and cakes with a modern twist, but you won’t need to be a professional baker to achieve results similar to those pictured in the gorgeous illustrations.  Most of the recipes are family-friendly and the results will be too.  While not all of the recipes are illustrated, the photos of the cakes that are make it very understandable why the author has many friends dropping by to see what the daily offering is under her cake keeper.

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