Phenomenal baker, blogger (zoebakes.com) and best-selling cookbook author Zoë François has just released her first solo cookbook, and we think it’s a certified winner. In Zoë Bakes Cakes: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Favorite Layers, Bundts, Loaves, and More (Ten Speed Press, 2021) Zoë presents a collection of over 100 inspiring cake recipes, from simple loaf cakes (Lemon-Curd Pound Cake; Marble Pound Cake) to fruit-studded cakes (Pear Cardamom Cake; Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake) to layer and sheet cakes (Hot Chocolate Cake; Coconut-Candy Bar Cake; Hummingbird Cake), all characterized by her own inimitable and accessible style. Included are lots of beautiful photos, step shots, as well as techniques and tips covering the hows and whys of baking. So whether you’re a baking professional, an enthusiastic beginner, or just someone who loves cake, there is something in this book for you. Available here.
Tish Boyle is the Managing Editor of Pastry Arts Magazine, a food writer and cookbook author with expertise in baking, desserts and chocolate. A graduate of Smith College and La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, Tish has written several dessert and baking books including Chocolate Passion, Diner Desserts, The Good Cookie, The Cake Book and Flavorful. Co-writing credits include Payard Desserts and the Grand Finales series of books.