Cake Books.

With him all interested in baking bread, I have a sudden urge to pick up baking cakes too! My cake baking experience is an embarrassment of the century. I’m mortified by my edible but slightly lumpy Oreo Cheesecake (I call it Chunky Cheesecake), slippery strawberry cheesecake (that never set and turned into yogurt once I removed the cake tin) and my recent fruit cake episode (which was all burnt on the top).

But I am still determined (at least for a short while) to try my hands on baking again!

After a quick research online through various forums and top cake recipe authors, I’ve a list of authors who are popular among cake bakers. The “+” means the number of people who said it is good in a forum I read. After I read the reviews in eBay, Amazon and a few others, these authors are mostly good. If there is 1 person who said it is bad, I will strike it off my list. So what’s left is here, some of them gave a specific book title that is good some just listed that the author is good.

I have top 4 books which I am really interested (which I have included the pictures) but I should check it out at Kino before buying them, some of the books are really old so I got to see if the language is easy to understand. Haha.


Nick Malgieri – Perfect Cakes (+ 5) Someone called him King of Cakes


Tish Boyle – The Cake Book (+ 4)

Dorie Greenspan (+3)

Carole Walter – Great cakes / Perfect cakes (+ 3)



Marcel Desaulniers – Desserts to Die for / Death by Chocolate (+ 2)

Maida Haetter (+ 2) The someone also called her the queen of cakes

James Mcnair (+ 1)

Rose Levy Beranbaum (+ 1) She wrote The Cake Bible which is well received by experience cake baker.

Anyone tried their recipes? Any other recommendations?

About somethingboutrenes

A lady with many random thoughts and braving this whimsical world with a simple faith. In love with all things vintage and pieces with a story to tell. Loves blogging, enjoys Yoga and has an urgent need to travel to maintain sanity.

7 responses to “Cake Books.”

  1. somethingboutrenes says :

    Oops. I just read that Nick Malgieri – Perfect Cakes may not be suitable for novice!

    Shucks. I’m looking at The Perfect Cake by Susan Gold Purdy. Hmm. Anyone has any recommendation? I want to research more before committing to one because I want to at least bake a few cakes from a book! haha

  2. Lady J says :

    I’m sure your cake skills will improve with time :)

  3. SQ says :

    Since he is so into the baking.. let him work and u enjoy the goodies (or spoils whilst he is trying to get it right). :)

  4. Justina says :

    All the best in your baking adventures! I usually snitch recipes off the Net, easier and faster hahahha. And I prefer baking cakes to cookies any day….my cookies always don turn out like they shud :S

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