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!
Truly a masterpiece dessert reference guide! Roland Mesnier was the White House Pastry Chef for more than 25 years. Now, using this book, anyone can create and enjoy the deserts of kings and queens. Another one of Kathy Wise Gentry's (Sweet Wise Founder) favorites!
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.