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THE VICTORIAN BOOK OF CAKES Recipes Techniques and Decorations from the Golden Age of Cake-Making

T. Percy Lewis and A.G. Bromley

Editorial: Portland House, New York, 1991
ISBN 10: 0517056941 / ISBN 13: 9780517056943
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Editorial: Portland House, New York

Año de publicación: 1991

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro: Very Good

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Dust jacket has small edgewear repair, top corner on three pages were turned down, otherwise very clean and well bound. With a Foreword by Nicholas Lodge of the House of Sugarcraft. This is a reproduction of an authentic Victorian recipe book, written for the professional baker. Originally published at the turn of the century, in what was probably the heyday of cake-making, it was intended to become the standard work on cakes and confectionery. It will enchant anyone who loves making cakes, and provide a fascinating source of ideas for bakers and cake decorators, as well as an insight into the techniques of the best in their field generations ago. The illustrations in the book are remarkable examples of the full-colour photographic techniques of the time and include pictures of the finished cakes as well as close-ups of piping details. Every detail of the original volume has been preserved, including advertisements. Notes for the modern baker have been included to assist today's baker in adjusting and adapting equipment and recipes. With 45 color plates. N° de ref. de la librería 61659

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A treasure from the past, this book was originally published at the turn of the last century, during the heyday of cake-making, designed to be the standard work on cakes and confectionery. There are recipes for all kinds of of traditional Victorian cakes, biscuits and cookies, petits fours, shortbreads, pound and slab cakes, gingerbreads, marzipan and nougat, as well as a multitude of fillings, icings and frostings.With notes on adapting the recipes for the modern kitchen, this nostalgic book will enchant all cake-makers.

Biografía del autor: Nicholas Lodge, the internationally celebrated sugarcraft artist, is well qualified to introduce this classic Victorian book. Gaining top prizes at the National Bakery School in London, he worked at two top sugarcraft schools before setting up his own company. He has written many books on the subject of sugarcraft.

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