It’s time to venture beyond vanilla and chocolate and take your baking skills up a notch. We’re talking layers—two, three, four, or more!
Create sky-high, bakery-quality treats at home with Tessa Huff’s 150 innovative recipes, which combine new and exciting flavors of cake, fillings, and frostings—everything from pink peppercorn cherry to bourbon butterscotch, and pumpkin vanilla chai to riesling rhubarb and raspberry chocolate stout. Including contemporary baking methods and industry tips and tricks, Layered covers every decorating technique you’ll ever need with simple instructions and gorgeous step-by-step photos that speak to bakers of every skill level—and to anyone who wants to transform dessert into layer upon layer of edible art.
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 Huff has a way with cake. In her hands, butter, sugar, flour, and eggs become something more than mere ingredients in a recipe, and cake is elevated to art form. I could happily feast for days on just her photographs of these creations, but Tessa's companionable presence and quiet insistence throughout this book that I, too, can make these beauties for myself pulls me straight into the kitchen. Too pretty to eat? Nah. Grab a fork." — Emma Christensen, Recipe Editor for The Kitchn
"Stacked tall and frosted to perfection, Tessa elevates the art of layer cakes to new heights. With ingenious flavor combinations, foolproof recipes, and beautifully illustrated techniques, Tessa will have you whipping up drool-worthy, gourmet cakes at home. Layered is simply a treasure for every cake loving baker." — Carrie Selman of The Cake Blog
"Ms. Huff has created a beautiful book, loaded with equal measure classic technique and modern flavor sensibility. Anyone who considers themselves a baker will feel their pulse subtly accelerate simply by thumbing through these pages." — Leslie Bilderback, author of Mug Cakes, Mug Meals, and No Churn Ice Cream
"Layered is a book that will have a permanent spot in my kitchen. From the stunning imagery to the decadent recipes, Tessa has created a must-have book for all bakers and cake lovers. She's an amazing stylist and her recipes are flawless!" — Courtney Whitmore, author of Frostings and Pizzazzerie.com
"With the delectable cakes in these pages, the hardest thing is to decide which recipe to try first. The gorgeous photography and styling amazingly does justice to the incredibly rich but straightforward recipes.” — Elisa Strauss, author of The Confetti Cakes Cookbook and Confetti Cakes for Kids