Jennifer Rao is the owner of Around the World in 80 Cakes where she specializes in custom wedding cakes, cake decorations and unique baked goods. She also runs www.80cakes.com, a cake decorating and baking blog. Jennifer has been baking for over 20 years, holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and has recently discovered her passion for teaching. She spent a year as a Wilton Method Instructor and when she is not baking she is working as a science and math tutor at a local college as well as pursuing a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering.
Have you ever wondered why you need to have your butter “softened” or your ingredients at “room temperature” when mixing up a cake recipe? In How to Bake: The Basics of Butter Cakes you will learn the answers to these and many other baking questions.