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MARTHA BAKES: Cakes

Airs Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Martha Stewart makes three celebration cakes, including this four-layer génoise cake with passion fruit buttercream.

Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Martha Stewart (pictured) shares the best baking tips and techniques, giving home cooks the confidence to create delectable baked goods — from scratch.

Learn to create the finest desserts and goodies in your own home. In the series MARTHA BAKES, Martha Stewart shares the best baking tips and techniques, giving you the confidence to create delectable baked goods — from scratch — in your own kitchen.

Martha’s updated versions of the classics set the standard, while her uses of flavors and ingredients add new angles to some familiar favorites.

"Cakes" - In this episode, follow along as Martha shares her expertise on how to make three lovely celebration cakes, including a four-layer génoise cake with passion fruit buttercream, an orange-almond cake with Italian meringue buttercream piping, and an unforgettable chocolate-rum roulade.

All of the recipes from the series MARTHA BAKES are available online including more great cakes. Birthdays, dinner parties, potlucks, office get-togethers . . . there are so many good reasons to bake a cake. Choose from hundreds of test kitchen-approved recipes for every occasion.

"Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook" is available for purchase. Martha Stewart Living is on Facebook, you can follow @MarthaStewart on Twitter and Pinterest.

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Martha Bakes: Cakes Preview

Above: Follow along as Martha shares her expertise on how to make three lovely celebration cakes, including a four-layer génoise cake with passionfruit buttercream, an orange-almond cake with Italian meringue buttercream piping, and an unforgettable chocolate-rum roulade.

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Martha Bakes: How to Make Light Fluffy Batter

Above: Whisk sugar and eggs in a glass bowl and place over simmering water and continue to whisk to allow the sugar to dissolve. Then beat in mixer at medium speed for about four minutes until it is thick and pale yellow.

Martha Bakes Sizzle Reel

Martha Stewart has developed MARTHA BAKES, a 13-episode teaching series that will enable the home baker to create the finest desserts and goodies in his or her own kitchen. Throughout the series Martha shares the best tips and techniques, giving viewers the confidence to create delectable baked goods—from scratch—in their own kitchens.

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