Layered: Baking, Building and Styling Spectacular Cakes

Abrams Books; 2016
Recipes, styling, and photography by Tessa Huff.

It’s time to venture beyond vanilla and chocolate and take your baking skills up a notch. We’re talking layers—two, three, four, or more!

Create sky-high, bakery-quality treats at home with Tessa Huff’s 150 innovative recipes, which combine new and exciting flavors of cake, fillings, and frostings—everything from Pink Peppercorn Cherry to Bourbon Butterscotch, and Pumpkin Vanilla Chai to Riesling Rhubarb and Raspberry Chocolate Stout. Including contemporary baking methods and industry tips and tricks, Layered covers every decorating technique you’ll ever need with simple instructions and gorgeous step-by-step photos that speak to bakers of every skill level—and to anyone who wants to transform dessert into layer upon layer of edible art.


About the project:
After finding a large gap in the cake book market, Abrams Books signed with Huff to create her debut title, Layered. We filled the void with from-scratch layer cake recipes, icing techniques, and all of the tips and tricks Huff garnered over the years working in professional kitchens - documented and photographed in our Vancouver studio to make up the 288 page cookbook.

Following its Spring 2016 publication date, Layered was also released in German and Italian. It is now in its 5th English printing. You can find Layered wherever books are sold.