I am a baker, a writer, a cookbook author and an inveterate sugar addict.
If I can't teach you something new and exciting about sugar at least once a week, my job here isn't done.
Gesine Bullock-Prado says it’s what’s inside that really counts, and in this visually sumptuous book, the author of Sugar Baby and Pie it Forward showcases cakes that are beautiful from the inside out. Each chapter is devoted to a technique of making different types of cake, beginning with the easiest recipe and moving to the more technically difficult as the chapter progresses. When the cakes are cut, they will reveal intricate layers of patterns and designs, such as hearts, checkerboards, helixes, and colorful stripes, that will bring a smile to everyone who enjoys them. This compendium of gorgeous cake recipes and techniques will yield glorious meringues, sponge cakes, pound cakes, cheesecakes, and tarts for all levels of bakers. With her trademark wit and enthusiasm for the world of confections and baking, Gesine’s latest book will delight her fans.
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Cookbooks with recipes for baking with sugar (in the oven), continue to top the bestseller lists. And yet, no one has set out to do a cookbook with recipes on cooking with sugar (on the stovetop)--until now. In Sugar Baby, Gesine Bullock-Prado offers totally unintimidating step-by-step advice; the simplest instructions; recipes for candy, confections, and treats that integrate stovetop work into finished desserts; and a hilarious voice. Organized by temperature and chemical stages, here are more than 100 recipes for lollipops, caramel, rock candy, chocolate mousse, macarons, marshmallows, pudding pops, cakes, and much more. Sugar Baby will satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth.
Praise for Sugar Baby:
"Got a sweet tooth? Bakery owner Gesine Bullock-Prado's new cookbook, Sugar Baby, will school you in everything from rock candy to puff pastries. And Bullock-Prado --who has spent a lot of time in the kitchen with her actress sister, Sandra-- makes it look easy."
-Ladies Home Journal
“Truly, at her core, she like Dorie Greenspan or Rose Levy Beranbaum, is a dessert evangelist.” —Examiner.com