November 26 – National Cake Day

Hurrah for my favorite food of all time! My first cake of course was a birthday cake, similar to this chocolate confection. I LOVE good cake. The word ‘cake’ comes from the Norse word kaka. I know – that means a whole different thing in Spanish. But it is related to the Germanic word for cook. Of course…

Book Review: “Layered” by Tessa Huff

Even though my husband and I have reached the empty nest stage I still love to bake. And Tessa Huff’s book “Layered” is the perfect cookbook for baking for two. My daughter was sweet enough to buy it for me. A number of recipes are for 6” pans which will produce cakes that we can…

Finely Crafted Cake Book

I’ve had the pleasure to review a couple of books from Taunton Press and they all have exceptionally beautiful photographs. Fine Cooking’s Cakes & Cupcakes: 100 Best-Ever Recipes is no exception. The pictures are so gorgeous they can make a cake junkie like me weep. This book features the best made-from-scratch recipes that will make you ditch those boxed cake mixes in your cupboard. It’s also full of tips and step-by-step instructions.