COOKBOOK REVIEW – Gravity Cakes

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 Gravity Cakes!: Create 45 Amazing Cakes

Gravity Cakes! Create 45 Amazing Cakes

  • Authors: Jakki Friedman & Francesca Librae
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Rose (November 10, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 0778805492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778805496
  • Purchase on Amazon

For the ultimate in show-stopping desserts, look no further than these cakes that seem to defy gravity.

While elements of the cake may seem like they’re floating in thin air, it’s really just simple scaffolding (plastic balloon sticks), concealed within the cake and disguised with fondant and candy, that creates the spellbinding illusion.

These cakes are incredibly fun and beautiful,and are sure to be the star attraction at your next celebration. While they may seem complicated, they really aren’t. Each of the 45 projects features step-by step instructions with a photo for each step, making the decorating process foolproof and surprisingly easy.

Full color throughout, these projects will spark your imagination and provide loads of decorating inspiration. There’s a cake for virtually every event and occasion — from Valentine’s Day to Thanksgiving and from baby reveals to poker parties, and everything in between. Once you’ve mastered the techniques, it will be no time before you’re using your imagination to create your own unique designs.

The inspiration for this book is Francesca and Jakki’s friendship: they’ve embraced the book as an opportunity to keep the ties of their friendship strong despite living so far apart.

Jakki Friedman is a passionate and creative pastry chef who runs a successful baking business in Manchester, England. Over the last 2 years, Jakki has been specializing in gravity cakes for a huge number of clients and performing regular demonstrations for a growing number of people eager to learn her secrets.

Francesca Librae is currently working as an international reporter for Express Newspaper Group in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she covers a variety of international showbiz and hard news stories in the media group and beyond.

What is a gravity cake? It’s a cake that creates the illusion of pouring something from mid-air onto or into a cake. These cakes are very popular in Europe and are just starting to become popular here in America.

Chapters in this book include:

  • Equipment, Ingredients and Techniques
  • Cake and Icing Recipes
  • Easy Cakes
  • Medium Cakes
  • Advanced Cakes

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These cakes look amazing! While the cakes certainly do look impressive, don’t be daunted by their detail. Every cake in this cookbook comes with detailed instructions and step-by-step photo tutorials. The ingredients are simple ingredients that are easily accessible. Some of the cakes can even easily be made gluten-free!

What’s the secret to these cakes? Here’s something you’ll really appreciate. These cakes don’t require expensive tools or equipment to make. In most cases, inexpensive plastic balloon sticks are about as high-tech as the equipment gets for these cakes.

Worried baking from scratch isn’t your strong point? For some of the designs you can make a box cake or purchase a cake and decorate it according to the instructions.

Just take a look at this Easter cake! Why not have delicious mini-eggs pouring into a chocolate Easter basket! Your family and guests would love to see this cake on the table for sure!

Gravity Cakes cookbook

With 45 designs covering all major holidays and events,  there’s something to suit everyone from kids to pros! Whether you’re looking to take your baking and decorating skills to the next level or just want to have fun, Gravity Cakes is a cookbook you’ll appreciate.

About the Author

I'm a Jersey girl, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost my entire life. I'm a mom of 2 boys – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, a 17 year old with Down Syndrome. I am the oldest of four children. I am also a social media enthusiast, cat person, and Down syndrome advocate. I love coffee and milkshakes. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love rock music, tech, travel and food. And cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive. Did I mention that I love cheesecake?

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5 Comments

  1. The Easter cake looks pretty awesome! I like that this book gives detailed instructions on how to make a cake like that. I am so not great when it comes to baking or decorating a cake. I may have to check out the book. It looks like I could have fun with it!

  2. Oh my gosh… those are amazing and look delicious! I am planning a babyshower soon and this would be great for that.

  3. Now this is one cookbook I would love to add to my collection! A fun cake is the exact type of special touch I am looking for with my oldest turning 13 this summer.

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