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Icing on the Cake is the perfect mix of charming design (love the curved corners!), the sweetest looking desserts, and delicious recipes. From Garden Cupcakes to Peanut Butter Eclairs to Caramel Apple Pear Pie, the baked goods are approachable enough to give them a try, but interesting enough to make them special. Huff’s first book, Layered, showcased her teaching skills, beautiful decorations, and creative flavor combinations, and her latest picks up right where she left off.
As a follow-up to Layered, Tessa Huff returns with Icing on the Cake to dive deeper into dessert decoration and the presentation of layer cakes and other showstopping treats. Providing the confidence home bakers need to get creative, Icing on the Cake guides readers from cake pan to presentation to dessert plate. Organized by style, each dessert showcases a different decorative element, artistic pastry technique, or presentation idea. With hundreds of beautiful photos, including lots of step-by-steps, Icing on the Cake is a richly illustrated guide for creating delicious, beautiful desserts that will be the grand finale of any gathering.
About the Author
Tessa Huff is a trained baker, recipe developer, food photographer, and creator of the cake and pastry blog Style Sweet. She is a regular contributor for The Kitchn, Food Network CA, and The Cake Blog. Huff was named one of Better Homes and Gardens’ Best Baking Bloggers, and her work has been featured online and in print for America’s Test Kitchen, Teen Vogue, West Elm, Country Living, Southern Living, BuzzFeed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more.
“Tessa’s cakes strike a beautiful balance between timeless and fresh, creating new, stunning classics for cake decorators of all levels. This book bursts with gorgeous color, delicious recipes, and tons of inspiration.”
— Molly Yeh
“Good news for all new and experienced bakers, this book is everything you need to create the most beautiful cakes and pastries!”
— Linda Lomelino
“There's no arguing that Tessa is the cake decorating queen! Through beautiful styling, easy-to-understand direction, helpful kitchen tips, and deliciously creative recipes, Tessa takes the intimidation out of fancy decorative desserts.”
— Sally McKenney
“Icing on the Cake is a book to pore over with a mug of cocoa and dream big kitchen dreams. Her guidance also makes them totally achievable.”
— Erin Jeanne McDowell
“Icing On the Cake delivers on every level—delicious recipes, gorgeously styled treats, and easy-to-follow instructions. Tessa is a true teacher, carefully walking readers through her process while inviting them to explore their own creativity. One flip through this book and you’ll be firing up the oven and breaking out the piping tips!”