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Sweet Maria's Cake Kitchen

Classic and Casual Recipes for Cookies, Cakes, Pastry, and Other Favorites

Maria Bruscino Sanchez

St. Martin's Griffin

The author of Sweet Maria's Italian Cookie Tray shares her simple secrets for making bakery cakes at home.

Sweet Maria's is an amazingly popular bakery that brings together family recipes, and contemporary favorites. Now, those of us who aren't lucky enough to drop by Sweet Maria's can make wholesome, delicious bakery-style cakes at home to celebrate a birthday, get-together, fresh pot of afternoon tea, or any other cakeworthy occasion.

Basic enough for beginners but creative enough to satisfy experts as well, Sweet Maria's Cake Kitchen collects 65 of the bakery's most popular cakes, including: Almond Pound Cake, Orange Plum Loaf Cake, Amaretto Apple Cake, Tiramisu Cake, White Chocolate Ganache Wedding Cake (it's easier than it sounds!), Mini Chocolate Mocha Loaves, Cappuccino Chiffon Cake, and many more, plus bakery secrets for prepping the ingredients and decorating with simple panache.

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Sweet Maria's Cake Kitchen
BEFORE YOU BEGININGREDIENTSIt is important that your cake ingredients are at room temperature. This is the only way for all the elements to blend together successfully. This makes cake baking a planned event: You must get organized and let the refrigerated ingredients come to room temperature before mixing. This usually takes two to three hours.FLOUR: Cake flour is the best flour to use for most cake baking. It produces a light texture. Other flours have more gluten, which will toughen the cake. All-- purpose flour and unbleached flour contain more gluten than cake
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Sweet Maria's Cake Kitchen

Classic and Casual Recipes for Cookies, Cakes, Pastry, and Other Favorites

Maria Bruscino Sanchez

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