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Zoë Bakes Cakes: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Favorite Layers, Bundts, Loaves, and More [A Baking Book] by [Zoe Francois]

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"One of the most prolific and awarded bakers in America has hit it out of the park with Zoë Bakes Cakes. Zoë François walked into my life almost twenty-five years ago and I told someone at the time, that lady is a star. Now I think I might have undersold her. This is the only cake book you will ever need. Superb recipes, clear and concise teaching, and a treasure trove of inspiration for beginners and experts."--Andrew Zimmern, chef, teacher, and author

"Zoë François's love language is cakes. Studded, soaked, or stacked, she elevates the cake-baking game. From breakfast to birthday--and every occasion in between--Zoë's artful, yet accessible cakes are a revelation. If you're a master baker, an experimental baker looking to learn a few new tricks, orjust someone who loves eating cake, this glorious gem is for you."--Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes and judge on Netflix's Sugar Rush

"Zoë Bakes Cakes is a spectacular collection of cakes that are within anyone's reach, from beginning bakers to those who are looking to take their cakes to the next level. With the hows and whys, and lots of step-by-step photos from Zoë's kitchen, it's like having her right there with you, whipping, creaming, and swirling. This is the perfect baking book!"--David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen and Drinking French

"Not only is this book expertly presented with amazing cake recipes for any mood or occasion (I see Hummingbird Cake!) and technique tutorials to ensure the home baker's success, but it's a true love letter to cake. Zoë's personality and passion for baking and life will have you cranking up the music and smiling while you dance and bake, as if she were in the kitchen with you!"--Brian Hart Hoffman, editor in chief of Bake from Scratch

"There are few I trust as much as Zoë François to deliver recipes for astonishingly beautiful cakes. She has the knack of demystifying complicated methods as well as imparting her amazing knowledge in ways that will have you rushing for your whisk. From the simple to the sensational, Zoë Bakes Cakes will inspire novices and experts alike. Generous, warm, and instructive, Zoë's family favorites will undoubtedly become yours too. A joyous and delicious celebration of cake!"--Helen Goh, recipe columnist and co-author of Sweet

"Zoë François's book on cake is a must-have for every kitchen. Through her recipes and instruction, she is able to take intricate, complex cake creations and present them in ways that are straightforward and accessible to everyone--new bakers with much to learn, as well as experienced bakers with years of recipes under their belts."--Sarah Kieffer, cookbook author, baker, and writer at The Vanilla Bean Blog --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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The expert baker and bestselling author behind Zoe Bakes explores her favorite dessert--cakes!--with more than 100 recipes to create flavorful and beautiful layers, loafs, bundts, and more. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08BKT1SSY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ten Speed Press (16 March 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 118937 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 270 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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The past several years have been spent chasing my two very active children around and writing Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day . Long before I had children or wrote books, I studied art at the University of Vermont. While doing my art I started a cookie company as a way to earn extra money, and my passion for baking was born. I baked outrageous gourmet cookies in my boyfriend Graham's apartment, sold them from a beautiful vending cart he made me and established a few wholesale accounts.

Eventually I graduated with a degree in art and I married Graham. We traveled through Europe eating pastries for our honeymoon and then finally settled in Minnesota. I worked in a couple of kitchens but decided I needed more formal training and headed off to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in New York. Since then I've been a pastry chef at several Twin Cities' restaurants. I got to work with some of the finest talent this town has seen including Andrew Zimmern. I was doing what I loved and Rick Nelson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune even called my desserts "endlessly delicious... the best in town... appealing, inventive and flat-out gorgeous..."

I began teaching others baking at a local cooking school in 1997 and eventually created the Zoe Bakes website in order to share my passion for pastry. I use photos to show step by step instructions on how to create wonderful desserts at home; everything from cookies to wedding cakes.

I met Jeff Hertzberg while at a children's music class with our youngest kids. We became friends and quickly realized that we shared a common obsession with baking. While I was at culinary school learning the traditional methods of bread baking, he was deconstructing all of those techniques at home. When I tried his method I was blown away and immediately recognized the potential and importance of what he was doing. Together we came up with recipes that anyone, experienced bakers and novices, could create quickly and easily. We wrote our first book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and it became a bestseller, getting rave reviews in the New York Times, Associated Press, other media all over the United States, Canada, and Europe. Jeff and I wrote Healthy Bread In Five Minutes a Day, after readers from our website Artisan Bread in Five requested to see the same super-fast method adapted to healthier ingredients like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and even gluten-free ingredients.

I live in Minneapolis with my husband Graham and two sons, my best creations yet!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing would recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maravilloso libro
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maravilloso libro
Reviewed in Mexico on 6 August 2021
Descubrí a Zoë en Instagram. Tienes recetas fantásticas, como el pastel de la foto, con ciruela y una mezcla de harina todo uso, integral y de almendra. Las instrucciones son claras y los ingredientes usualmente se pueden encontrar en México. Lo recomiendo mucho.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Reviewed in Canada on 28 April 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing recipes!
Reviewed in Brazil on 26 June 2021
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