Vintage Cakes

Vintage Cakes

Timeless Recipes for Cupcakes, Flips, Rolls, Layer, Angel, Bundt, Chiffon, and Icebox Cakes for Today's Sweet Tooth

Book - 2012
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Presents recipes for hasty cakes, everyday cakes, little cakes and light cakes, flips and rolls, layer cakes, and party cakes, and including recipes for fillings, frostings, and icings.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, c2012
Description: 166 p. : col. photos. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781607741022
Branch Call Number: 641.8653 Ric
Additional Contributors: Kunkel, Erin.


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Dec 22, 2019

I’ve baked my way through about half the recipes in this book, and yes - they are as good as they look! Are they time consuming? Yes. Are they more advanced? Indubitably. Are they worth it? Absolutely.

Jul 08, 2019

'Vintage Cakes' is a charming book that brings back long forgotten memories and cakes. I so enjoyed the bit of history that prefaces every recipe.

There are loads of finished product pictures to make your mouth water and while I prefer recipes all on one page that does not detract from this lovely book of cake history.

cneidert Mar 28, 2013

The pictures and stories were lovely, but these cakes are too time consuming and ask for unusual ingredients that someone doesn't normally have on hand. The only recipe that looked good was the Kentucky Bourbon Cake. Other than that, this cookbook isn't for mainstream bakers.

ksoles Jan 08, 2013

To produce "Vintage Cakes," professional baker and author Julie Richardson spent months baking vintage recipes, updating ingredients and methodology to revive formulae from a time when a cupcake was literally a cake from a cup. On one hand, this book extends far beyond the classic Victoria Sponge; it revitalizes forgotten delicacies such as Texas Sheet cake and Ozark Pudding Cake and makes them accessible to the modern baker.

On the other, Richardson can't technically call these cakes "vintage" because she has manipulated the recipes so much ("retro" seems a more accurate adjective). Those looking for recipes straight from "the good old days" will find themselves disappointed by these newer versions. Also, the book feels rather thin for such a wide topic and not every recipe includes a photo.

Overall, "Vintage Cakes" contain several delicious-sounding and unusual cakes and provide a venue in which to discover lost classics. Just don't expect those classics in their original forms.

Sep 21, 2012

Classic, yummy recipes that have been updated for modern bakers. I now want to buy this book to keep for myself.

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