I would really like to thank you, John (and members of your staff whom I have not yet learned the names of) for all you did in helping us make this cake for our friend's wedding. They raved about it and even we were impressed as to how it turned out. We were confident in our ability to make a delicious cake but we had no idea how to make it look pretty. We owe a great deal of that success to all of you!
Let me tell you some of the highlights of our experience with you. From our first visit to your store when John went far out of his way, minutes before close, to help give us confidence we could make our own roses. Even going so far as to open up product and demonstrate what could be done. We were impressed by the extremely helpful YouTube videos, the email advice you gave and even the kind encouragement of your staff during our multiple visits and multiple phone calls! How helpful it was when we built our vision out of dummy cakes in the back of your store to see if we even had a good idea. All of it helped us put out something we were so proud of. We could NOT have done it without your help. It truly was the epitome of customer service.
In my day job I consult with car dealerships on how to be better at doing what you all excelled at and you can bet my experience with your business will come up over and over in my conversations.
In my gratitude I will not only be as frequent a customer as I can but would truly enjoy telling the story to all those who will listen. You've proven to me what kind of people you are and what kind of business you're running. What impresses me the most is you could have taken the approach of up selling your classes and not give me any help outside of them. A business in a similar situation would have taken that approach. However, you have shown you truly value a customer and you have earned my loyalty. I feel incredible value from every dollar I spend at your store.
We wish you much success and thank you for taking care of us so well!
In his twenty-five years as Executive White House Pastry Chef, Roland Mesnier prided himself on creating a unique dessert for every special occasion, from elaborate State Dinners and formal receptions to smaller family gatherings and birthday celebrations.
This extraordinary success-story-told by the hero himself-of a young French pastry chef who climbed his way to the top, embodies the great American dream. After working at the Savoy in London, the George V in Paris, the Princess in Bermuda, and the Homestead in Virginia, Roland Mesnier took on the job of a lifetime as pastry chef to the White House. He provides behind-the-scenes insight into the characters, tastes, and obsessions of the five presidents and first ladies he served during his 25 years in Washington. Having witnessed major world events from the hub of the world's superpower, Mesnier has unique perspective on both crises and celebrations. He recounts stories such as Carter's incessant battle for the return of American hostages in Tehran, the aftermath of the attempt to assassinate Reagan, Bush senior's doubts after the war in Kuwait, and the shock of September 11. He uncovers intimate details such as Mrs. Reagan's bad moods and Prince Charles's embarrassment at not knowing how to use a tea bag. Fiercely loyal to each of the first families, Mesnier's bipartisan message is positive and inspirational. Twelve easy-to-follow recipes include the favorite desserts of presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.
Beginning with more than 20 basic recipes and the basics about equipment, create 24 amazing cakes, cookies, and cupcakes that are perfect for kids. Covering a large range of themes and ages. Great for any level of decorator. 224 pages, full color.
Create vibrant and colorful cakes with this instructional book. Starting with three basic cake recipes along with buttercream, royal icing, and fondant, a variety of unique cake designs can be made. 112 pages, full color.
By Roland Winbeckler. Features exercises to master the airbrush plus how to make stencils, create designs from borders to portraits including ribbons and water effects. 34 pages. Color photos of finished products, with instructions.
120 recipes for all types of cakes, perfect for any occasion. Includes classic and unique cake flavors as well as a variety of low-fat and gluten-free options. The introduction covers troubleshooting tips and notes on equipment and ingredients. 172 pages, full color.
Over 80 recipes for those on a gluten-free or wheat-free diet. Treats for every occasion, including muffins, desserts, breads and more. Also includes a section just for kids in the kitchen! 144 pages, full color.
Learn how to create flowers and butterflies using gelatin. This is a full color 30 page book. Step by step instructions and color photo's are included in this book to guide you in creating ythese works of art.
Get ready for the most stick-tacular treats that ever popped up at a party! It's Pops!, the eye-popping new publication that will help you transform your celebration with sweets on a stick! With Pops!, traditional favorites like cake, cookies, brownies and cereal treats break away from the plate and stand up to join the celebration.
You'll discover over 250 amazing decorated pop ideas. Kids can hold a gumball machine, a sailboat, a dinosaur or even a decorated birthday cake in the palm of their hand.
We've also included a Pops Parade section--a gallery of over 100 treats arranged in 6 exciting decorating styles including fun flowers, tasty toppings, people shaped designs and elegant treats perfect for sweet tables at any big event. Plus, you'll find basic pop-making tips, step-by-step instructions and great ways to present pops at a party or as gifts.
Soft cover; 112 pages.
Author Toba Garrett. This book is an invaluable and beautifully illustrated hands-on guide for mastering every step of the planning and execution of picture-perfect wedding cakes-from the initial consulation to the gorgeous finished product. 280 pages, full color.
Begin with the basic recipes, including three batter recipes for 6" x 3" firm and moist round cakes, buttercream, rolled fondant, and royal icing, which is used for piping letters, dots, and other decorations. There are also descriptions for essential techniques, such as covering your cake with fondant and supporting modeling paste figures and objects. This information is followed by the amazing, fanciful designs.
This book is the perfect guide for creating your own elegant, designer-quality confections that will impress friends and family. With vivid color photographs, helpful advice from an expert baker, and an extensive how-to section, this book has all the information you need to make professional-quality cakes and cookies in your own home. 144 pages, full color.
Authors Geraldine Kidwell and Barbara Green. The wonderful world of sugar art and cake decorating come together in this new how-to book featuring decorative panorama eggs and sugar moldings. Whether you're a homemaker who enjoys adding that extra touch or a professional decorator, you'll marvel at the ways to add a seasonal touch to your creations. 128 pages, full color.