Holiday Baking Made Simple, Foolproof, and Cheap

December 7, 2009

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ — With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, bakers don’t have time to make any mistakes. So how do you guarantee your cakes will rise and turn out perfectly? You start with a mix and doctor it up with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

In THE CAKE MIX DOCTOR RETURNS! (Workman; October 2009; $15.95) Anne Byrn takes bakers boldly through the holiday baking and cookie swap season with 160 all-new, fast and foolproof recipes to transform ordinary cake mix into extraordinary cakes. Plus she offers up 23 new frostings.

A flavorful collection, THE CAKE MIX DOCTOR RETURNS! further demonstrates how fresh items from the pantry, when added to a bowlful of cake mix, yield the moistest, gooiest, richest, most delectable cakes, brownies, bars, cookies, muffins and cupcakes:

  • Add eggnog, nutmeg, bourbon, and an apricot spread to a yellow cake mix yielding a celebratory Holiday Eggnog Cake.
  • A cup of canned pumpkin and a White Chocolate Glaze will turn a plain spice mix into a delicious Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake that compliments the flavors of the season.
  • With just a little good, local apple cider and a vanilla cake mix, you can make an Apple Cider Cake with a Cider Glaze – wrap it up on a nice platter and it is the perfect cake to give a friend
  • Ideal for cookie swaps, the German Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies stay moist for days. Anne’s kids love the classic combination of coconut pecans and German chocolate cake mix.
  • Use a brownie mix, walnuts, and instant coffee granules to make Chocolate Espresso Biscotti with Walnuts that you can serve at the end of a meal or wrap up as an edible holiday gift.

Whether baking on a budget or simply short on time, Anne Byrn proves you don’t have to feel guilty about starting with a mix. They lend themselves to razzle-dazzle recipes that will make your guests, friends, and family salivate!

THE CAKE MIX DOCTOR RETURNS! is a magical addition to every baker’s kitchen during the holidays and all year round.

The Cake Mix Doctor Returns!

By Anne Byrn

Workman Publishing – Paperback – 512 pages – 9780761129615 – $15.95

SOURCE Workman Publishing

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