All Cakes Considered

All Cakes Considered

By Melissa Gray; Annabelle Breakey (Photographer); Stephen Voss (Photographer)

Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9780811867818, 223pp.

Publication Date: October 2009


Melissa Gray is National Public Radio's Cake Lady. Every Monday she brings a cake to the office for her colleagues at NPR to enjoy. Hundreds of Mondays (and cakes) later, Melissa has lots of cake-making tips to share. With more than 50 recipes for the cakes that have been dreamed of and drooled over for a lifetimeincluding Brown Sugar Pound Cake, Peppermint and Chocolate Rum Marble Cake, Lord and Lady Baltimore Cakes, Dark-Chocolate Red Velvet Cake, and Honey Buttercream and Apricot Jam CakeAll Cakes Considered is an essential addition to every baker's library.

About the Author
After graduating from Duke University with a B.S. Degree in Economics, he spent the past few years working as a freelance photographer and filmmaker. Currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

Melissa Gray is a producer for National Public Radio's All Things Considered.

Monday, Oct 26, 2009

All Things Considered producer Melissa Gray describes her adventures in baking — and the staff's adventures in eating — in All Cakes Considered. Gray brings a new cake into the office every Monday. She says she loves to see the staff's childish joy at seeing her latest confection. More at

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