Martha Stewart - magazine editor, star of her own television show and author of the popular Weddings book - joins Julia in two episodes to bake one grand and glorious three-tiered wedding cake.Martha prepares the batter and bakes each layer in graduated diamond-shaped cake forms. While the cake bakes, and then chills, she creates a variety of marzipan fruits. She also makes and chills enough vanilla rum buttercream to ice the entire cake.
BAKING WITH JULIA presents the delicious details for making foods that Americans crave and that home bakers want to create: loaves of hearty whole-wheat bread, focaccia rich with olive oil and herbs, high-domed breakfast muffins, daintily decorated petits fours, feather-light meringues, and a variety of cookies and cakes. Together with the country's most outstanding pastry chefs and bakers, teachers, and cookbook authors, Julia Child shares indispensable techniques, time-honored tips, and meticulously tested recipes that make home baking successful and satisfying.