"Margaret Braun's fantastic confections are intricately and beautifully constructed. She creates edible edifices that delight the eye and palate. And "Cakewalk," beautifully illustrated, lets us in on the creative and culinary process of making these delicious and gorgeous cakes."--Maya Lin
"Margaret Braun is the cake master, a fact which would be impossible not to acknowledge after seeing the works featured in "Cakewalk." By showing us photographs of her creations, paired with explanations of the intellectual process that fuels her inspiration, Margaret has managed to create an absolutely fascinating book."--Daniel Boulud, Chef and owner, Daniel, Cafe Boulud, and db Bistro Moderne
"Margaret Braun takes the cake! And "Cakewalk" is inspirational. Her writing is poetic, instructive, and certain to influence present and future generations of chefs, food artists, and scientists. The photography takes food presentation to new frontiers, while her wonderful cakes combine design, literature, and architecture in a way that makes baking and design flow together in a mellifluous and delicious continuum of art, energy, and passion. Margaret is a true visionary."--Mario Batali, chef and owner, Babbo/Lupa, Esca, and Italian Wine Merchants
"This book is an insight into Margaret's creative mind through her stories, drawings, and techniques. Quentin's photography is stunning as usual."--Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Presents step-by-step instructions for creating fifteen cakes and includes recipes for basic cakes, icings and ganaches, marzipan, and rolled fondant.