Yes, Mona you can definitely cut recipes in half. Most of them work just fine. A typical 8 or 9” layer cake recipe will halve nicely for a 6” layer cake, depending on the batter thickness and rise. I do it all the time - I think a 6” layer cake is the perfect size for a small birthday celebration. Rose adjusts the baking powder in recipes for the pan size (look for the Rose factor chart at the end of the Cake Bible) but many other bakers don’t bother. I have had success both ways.
Wow, I cannot wait to get my book!
I pre-ordered from Amazon and it was in my mailbox today! At first they said the arrival date would be Sept. 10 or so, then they sent an email saying Sept. 4 +, and here it was on the 5th. A very beautiful book. All that hard, careful work really shows.
Like Mona, we’re only two, so I’ll be checking out the baby cakes. Sometimes I do half cake recipes and then make a quarter of the icing recipe and make only one layer in an eight or 9 inch square pan.
Hi everyone! I received mine yesterday and have spent all of today going through it - so gorgeous couldn’t put it down! The photography of these luscious cakes is awesome. I pre-ordered in about April from Amazon. The book is worth waiting for, even more glorious than we could have believed it would be p.s. -Rose gives a loving kudo to Hector in Acknowledgments.
Well a good Sunday morning to you. Bu now you should be back from Sunday services from which I am certain you attended.
Since you returned from your holiday in La Jolla, Calif. I think I saw your 1 or 2 postings in all this time. It is required that we here hear from you at least 2 or 3 times per week my friend. Sooo, I must put your name on report with the “HOME OFFICE”.
Try to enjoy the rest of the day… so there!!!
Aha, my dear learned friend, Cass, so good to hear your voice! Indeed, I am returned from California, and what to my wondrous eyes should appear but this glorious Heavenly Cakes. I can’t put it down. And am having trouble figuring out how I shall keep it out of the chocolate spots, etc. I have determined to xerox the recipe I am using and leave the book safely on dining room table! I am plotting the course for the first recipe to attack, for which I will undoubtedly call upon you and our other friends to make it through. Finally I got the genoise au chocolat, which I thought would wear us us out. Happy day too you. JOan
Not fair, I say, not fair! Amazon UK estimated ship date is Sept 29th. However, I’m so happy that everyone is enjoying the book and commenting so glowingly about it - makes it all the more worth waiting for.
Great news - I just got my copy in the mail. How wonderfully surprised I was to see Rose mention Hector in the acknowledgments section of the book (page “x”). Well deserved I might add!!!! A HUGE Congratulations to you my baking buddy!!!!
Just received my copy today… RACED to the gate as the mailman tooted. My bedtime reading tonight. I did read through the acknowledgments and think it’s fabulous that Hector has been immortalised in Rose’s new book. How appropriate. It was also great to be able to put a face to Woody, Rose’s oft-mentioned assistant.