I love to bake and have a ready group of taste testers. Layered by Tessa Huff follows up on its subtitle: Baking, Building, and Styling Spectacular Cakes. The cakes in this book are works of art. The book begins with sections on the basics - ingredients and techniques. Layered includes chapters on everything from classic cakes to adventurous cakes.
Various elements are put together to create a variety of cakes. One of the recipes that caught my eye are banana custard, coconut cream cheese frosting, and maple candied pecans. These are all elements from different cakes that I could use in other recipes. Layered offers so many recipes that can be used in many other ways.
One downside for me is that the cakes are complicated. These are not desserts that can be put together when you come in from work. These spectacular cakes are definitely for special occasions. If you are looking for simple, this is not the cookbook for you. If your aim is to impress, add this to your cookbook collection!
disclosure: I received this e-book from NetGalley but was not otherwise compensated for this review. All opinions are my own!