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Friday, June 12, 2009

He Said/She Said: Sky High

Sky High: Irresistible Triple-Layer Cakes
Written by Alisa Huntsman and Peter Wynne
Photography by Tina Rupp

ISBN 13: 9780811854481
ISBN 10: 0811854485
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Hardcover: 224 Pages

S: Oh, where to begin? This cookbook is absolutely a must have! The recipes are fantastic and the photographs are gorgeous!
H: We've tried their banana chocolate chip (sans chocolate chip) recipe for Mother's Day and their chocolate cake recipe when we tested the BeaterBlade+. Both cakes and frostings yielded great results.
S: I've already bookmarked pages from the book for future recipe testing. It looks like I've tagged almost every page. My all-time favourite is the sour cream-chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. When I crave for cake. That's the one I want to magically appear in front of me. The cake is not dry, is very rich, and one slice/cupcake is not enough for me.
H: Piggy.
S: What?
H: Nothing. I like this book!
S: Sky High's front matter contains an introduction, baking basics broken down into cake varieties, baking techniques, ingredients, and equipments.
H: Then, the recipes are divided into chocolate cakes, vanilla cakes, fruit-flavored cakes, nut and spice cakes, cakes with a world of flavor, and finally holiday and special-occasion cakes.
S: The back matter contains an appendix for equipment and material sources. There is also the always useful table of equivalents.
H: The recipes usually range from 6-9 inches sky high cake - meaning 2 or more layers! There are even a couple wedding cake recipes and instructions.
S: Tina Rupp is an excellent photographer. I liked seeing how she framed each photo when the cake was so high and a few are on cake stands, making them even higher! Highly recommended. I wish there were more!

Tagged recipes on Sky High


  1. FYI, the devil's food is absolutely delicious. Try it with the smooth and creamy brown sugar buttercream- delish!

  2. Monica H - Ooo good to know and will do! Thanks! =)