Publication Date: 13/10/2022 ISBN: 9781914239236 Category:

Showstopping Cakes

Rahul Mandal

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Publication Date: 13/10/2022 ISBN: 9781914239236 Category:


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The Times Best Food Books of 2022

“Rahul Mandal is a brilliant baker with the eye of an artist.” – Nigella Lawson

“Rahul is a scientist of extraordinary talent, both in baking and explaining how it’s done.” – Dame Prue Leith

“Rahul’s book is an absolutely spectacular one with so much detail and knowledge behind every recipe. So many delicious frostings, fillings, sponges and everything you need to make a showstopping cake! I can’t wait to try something out!” – Jane Dunn, author of Jane’s Patisserie

“Impressive, phenomenal, and magical! Rahul takes cakes to another level in this book. I’m always blown away by his work!” – Eloise Head, author of Fitwaffle’s Baking It Easy

“The hardest part of opening up this stunning book is remembering that I’m already married so Rahul can’t make my wedding cake. It’s a truly inspiring collection of recipes that will become staples in any baker’s kitchen, whether novice or seasoned.” – Jake Cohen, author of Jew-Ish

Create sensational showstopping cakes with this collection of dazzlingly delicious bakes from GBBO winner Rahul Mandal.

From advice on stacking a tier cake to piping flowers, creating the perfect flavour pairing and avoiding a curdled cake batter or buttercream, Rahul shares his scientific knowhow on achieving sublime bakes – as well as advice on how to fix things when they go wrong. Featuring everything from mirror glaze, meringue, genoise and caramel to drip, fault-line and geode cakes, these are jaw-droppingly beautiful bakes that will wow family and friends every time.

Winner of The Great British Bake Off 2018, Rahul won hearts as he quietly baked his way to glory with some of the most spectacular creations the show has ever seen. A research scientist at the University of Sheffield, he continues to spend his spare time baking and writes a regular column for The Times magazine.

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