Bev Shaffer returns to the Learned Owl Book Shop (204 N. Main St, Hudson) on Saturday, December 4th with her newest cookbook, Cakes to Die For (Pelican).
This celebration of all things cake includes clear, step-by-step recipes for hundreds of mouth-watering, eye-popping Layered Cakes, Baby Cakes, Cheesecakes, Coffee Cakes, Snack Cakes, and more. In her signature uncomplicated style, Shaffer serves up slices of advice throughout, from how to avoid a mess when filling a Bundt pan to tips about icing layer cakes and everything in between.Cakes to Die For is a perfect inspiration for holiday baking, as well as a lovely gift for the bakers on your list.
Drawing upon her own warm memories from a fragrant childhood kitchen and her decades of experience teaching cooking classes, working with fellow chefs, and writing about food, Shaffer has assembled her favorite desserts spanning the flavor spectrum from dark chocolate and rich mascarpone to fresh citrus and light, nutty goodness. Whether it’s the decadence of Chocolate Mocha Layer Cake and Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake, or rich Ricotta Vanilla Bean Pound Cake, fruity Key Lime Baby Cakes, and not-so-guilty Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Cake, these recipes showcase the dizzying versatility of the art of the cake.
Author, food writer, and culinary instructor, Bev Shaffer is the director of Mustard Seed Market and Café Cooking Schools in Akron and Solon, Ohio. A regular columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Shaffer is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Chefs Collaborative, and Women Chefs & Restaurateurs. She is also the author of Browies to Die For!, Cookies to Die For!, and The Mustard Seed Market & Café Natural Foods Cookbook.