5 Books for Beginner Bakers

Cakes, cupcakes, and desserts, oh my!

By Staff Writer

If you’re just starting out on your dream to become a world-class cakemaker, then check out these five useful books to get you on your way.

The Cake Bible” by Rose Levy Beranbaum:
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1. “The Cake Bible” by Rose Levy Beranbaum:

   A classic in the world of baking, this comprehensive guide covers everything from basic cake recipes to intricate decorating techniques. It’s known for its detailed instructions and precise measurements, making it a great resource for beginners looking to master the art of cake baking.

2. “The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating” by Autumn Carpenter:

   This book is packed with step-by-step photo tutorials that guide beginners through various cake decorating techniques. From basic buttercream frosting to more advanced fondant work, this book provides visual guidance for creating beautifully decorated cakes.

3. “The Joy of Vegan Baking” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau:

   For beginners interested in vegan baking, this book offers a variety of cake recipes that are dairy-free and egg-free. It covers the basics of vegan baking and includes tips for substitutions, making it a valuable resource for those with dietary restrictions.

“Cake Confidence” by Mandy Merriman
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4. “Cake Confidence” by Mandy Merriman:

   Geared towards beginners, this book focuses on approachable cake designs and techniques that can be easily recreated at home. It covers a range of styles, from classic to trendy, and provides clear instructions and tips for achieving professional-looking results.

5. “Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook” by Martha Stewart:

While not exclusively about cakes, this comprehensive baking handbook includes a wide variety of dessert recipes, including cakes, cupcakes, and more. It’s a great resource for beginners looking to explore a range of baking techniques and expand their baking repertoire.

These books offer a mix of foundational knowledge, practical tips, and creative inspiration for beginner cake makers. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to improve your skills, these resources can help you create delicious and visually appealing cakes. All of these books are available to purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Book Depository.

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