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CakeLove, How to Bake Cakes from Scratch by Warren Brown, shows you how make the best cakes with excerpts like The Secret to the Best Chocolate Cake and recipes like Chocolate Pound Cake and Chocolate Apricot Pound Cake.

I Love Desserts

How to Bake Cakes from Scratch

by Warren Brown

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For Washington D.C. native Warren Brown, love and baking are inseparable.

As profiled on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today show, Brown gave up his law career studying torts to pursue his true happiness—baking tortes! His dream of opening a bakery became a sweet success in 2002 with his debut venture, CakeLove, which immediately became the most popular dessert shop in D.C. With additional stores opening in neighboring areas, people are yearning for the secret to Brown's magnificent cakes and sumptuous frostings. Now, the wait is over as Brown shares his treasure trove of delicious treats in his new book CakeLove: How to Bake Cakes from Scratch.

CakeLove captures Brown's passion for baking cakes that please family, friends, and customers. His creations range from the familiar to the adventurous to the downright spectacular: Chocolate Butter Cake, Clove-Anise Spice Cake, Chiapas Pound Cake, Tres Leches Cake, Black Forest Cake, Cherry-Chocolate Chip Cupcakes, and dozens more. Brown's can-do approach to the art of baking is infectious, and he wants you to know that getting it right isn't nearly as hard as you think. Brown provides all the basics on ingredients, equipment, and techniques (some of which do not even require a blender!), as well as recipes for more than fifty cakes and twenty fillings and frostings.

Informative step-by-step photos help even the first-time baker to achieve extraordinary results. With a superb selection of cakes, whether "classy" or "sassy," there is something here to satisfy every taste and craving. After all, Brown wants you to bake your cake and eat it too.

About the Author

Warren Brown has been featured on major media outlets such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today show, and Fox News and has been profiled in People, Forbes, Reader's Digest, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and more. Brown hosted twenty-six episodes of Sugar Rush on the Food Network in 2006. He currently resides in Washington D.C.


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