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American cake : from colonial gingerbread to classic layer, the stories and recipes behind more than 125 of our best-loved cakes from past to present

Author: Anne Byrn
Publisher: New York, NY : Rodale Inc., [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tracing cakes chronologically from the dark, moist gingerbread of New England to the elegant pound cake, the hardscrabble Appalachian stack cake, war cakes, deep-South caramel, Hawaiian Chantilly, and the modern California cakes of orange and olive oil, Byrn shares recipes, stories, and a behind-the-scenes look into what cakes we were baking back in time."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Cookbooks
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Byrn, Anne.
American cake.
Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2016]
(DLC) 2016031037
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Byrn
ISBN: 9781623365431 1623365430
OCLC Number: 934884678
Description: 344 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1650 to 1799: baking cakes in early America --
1800 to 1869: new cakes & new directions --
1870-1899: a scientific approach: baking powder & Fanny Farmer --
1900 to 1916: birth of the American layer cake --
1917 to 1945: baking in the good times & the bad times --
1946 to 1962: Tupperware, Bake-Offs, ® & a new domesticity --
1963 to 1979: American cake times are a-changin' --
1980 to 1999: cakes born in the USA --
2000 to the present: the cakes of the new millennium --
Frostings & icings.
Responsibility: Anne Byrn.

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