Monday, September 15, 2014
Review: Let Us All Eat Cake by:Ruehle/Scheffel
About the Book:
A delightful collection of gluten-free takes on your favorite cake recipes, from everyday coffee cakes, layered cakes, and cupcakes to show-stopping special occasion masterpieces.
Celebrate your favorite holidays and special occasions from birthdays to bake sales, Halloween to Christmas—and even the everyday—with delectable gluten-free cakes. In this delightful collection, Catherine Ruehle, a pastry chef and cake artist turned wellness foods chef, shares sixty classic cake recipes that are every bit as indulgent as the gluten-heavy ones we adore, but gluten-free, all-natural, and with alternatives given for vegan, dairy-free, and nut-free renditions.
A few of the luscious cakes that await: Pink Velvet Strawberry Cake made electrifyingly pink with strawberries instead of food dye, Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes that children of all ages will be thrilled to find in their lunchboxes, and a dramatic White and Dark Chocolate Checkerboard Cake that’s a cinch to prepare in advance. With positivity and careful guidance, Ruehle provides basic and advanced decorating, piping, and plating techniques to take your cakes from pretty to breathtaking. So go ahead: lick the frosting off the beaters, cut yourself a nice big slice, and let us all eat cake!
About the Author:
CATHERINE RUEHLE is a renowned cake artist, pastry chef, television personality, certified holistic health coach, and wellness foods chef. She was the owner of Sublime Bakery and, after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, started her own health coaching company. Ruehle has been featured on Food Network, Style Network, WE Network, as well as in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, among others.
SARAH SCHEFFEL is a cookbook editor currently enrolled at The Natural Gourmet Institute for Culinary Arts.
If you have been around lately, you will soon see that Gluten-Free is all the rage right now. It is very hard to eat this way because the ingredients are hard to find and sometimes very costly. I will also be the first to admit that sometimes the texture of the finished product isn't all that great either. Let Us All Eat Cake, is a great cookbook to get you started, especially since the "sweets" of this type of lifestyle are the hardest to recreate.
In Let Us All eat Cake the authors have created recipes to many different types of cakes perfect for any and all occasions, from coffee cakes to fancy layer cakes. Not only are recipes for the cakes in the book but also recipes for several different types of frosting's. The authors have also included decorating tips and techniques as well. And there is even a section for stocking your pantry to make it perfectly organized for gluten free baking. To sum it up this book is full of every recipe and tip you could possibly need to start you on your gluten free baking journey! Perfect for the novice as well as the advanced baker!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Blogging for Books.