Martha Stewart, a magazine editor, star of her own television show and author of the popluar "Weddings" book joins Julia 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, Martha creates a variety of delicately realistic and delicious marzipan fruits, right down to the little stems and leaves. She also makes and chills enough vanilla rum buttercream to ice the entire... [see more] cake.
Hosted by the late culinary grande dame Julia Child, this series showcases the country's outstanding pastry chefs, bakers, teachers and cookbook authors offering indispensable techniques, time-honored tips and meticulously tested recipes that make home baking successful and satisfying. The featured bakers demonstrate recipes for the extraordinary variety of breads now popular across the country and for some of the greatest examples of America's favorite menu course -- dessert.