Host of the popular YouTube baking channel and blog Sugar & Sparrow, Whitney DePaoli teaches approachable cake recipes and tutorials for bakers of all skill levels. Now she’s released her first book, Anyone Can Cake: Your Complete Guide to Making & Decorating Perfect Layer Cakes (Page Steet Publishing, 2023), and it’s a winner for anyone who wants to up their layer cake game. From leveling and stacking to filling and frosting, this all-in-one guide teaches novice decorators to create impeccable layer cakes with confidence. Through her decorating tutorials, Whitney shows you how to create ombres, stripes, ganache drips and sprinkle placement. Her creative recipes include basics such Favorite Vanilla Cake, One-Bowl Chocolate Cake and Vanilla Buttercream, along with showstoppers such as Rainbow Striped Milk & Cereal Cake, Chocolate- Covered Strawberry Cake and Snickerdoodle Cake (see the recipe here). Whitney also offers troubleshooting tips and step-by-step instructions for preventing common mishaps every step of the way. The book also includes full-spread photography throughout, along with visual reference charts.

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