Hi. I just wanted to let you know that I ordered (and received) the Home Mat. I have been decorating cakes for just under a year, as a hobby, for family and friends. I have used The Mat 3 times and have to say this is the best decorating tool that I have purchased. I really enjoy working with fondant and The Mat has taken all the guess work out of how much fondant to use and eliminated having to constantly measure the size that I've rolled out. I love The Mat and am so happy I ordered it. Greatest invention ever! Thank you so much.
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.
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.
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.
New York's famed cake designer is sharing her secerts for creating distinctive confections for every occasion. Projects for every skill level! Includes recipes and instructions for cookies, cupcakes, mini cakes, and larger cakes-each a work of art. 224 pages, full color. Another one of Kathy Wise Gentry's (Sweet Wise Founder) favorites!
By Kaye Hansen & Liv Hansen. Fun to make cakes that taste as good as they look. Includes step-bystep photos of techniques used to make the unique cakes as well as expert tips on all facets of cake decorating. 160 pages, full color.
By Andrew Garrison Shotts. Insider tips for making designer-quality chocolates at home. More than 40 recipes for chocolates, truffles and confections are created using exotic and unique ingredients such as spices, herbs and more. Includes techniques and tips from a professional chocolatier. 176 pages, full color.
GINGERBREAD ACADEMY is a new book from the author of Gingerbread Christmas Wonderland and Animal Cookies. Delve into the beautiful and historic gingerbread art of Hungary, and learn how to create beautiful cookie gifts for yourself and others.
Witty, one-of-a-kind imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store. America's favorite food photography team, responsible for the covers of America's top magazines, shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces, using a zipper lock bag and common candies and snack items. With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kid's birthday plant candy vegetables on Oreo earth cupcakes for a garden party trot out a line of confectionery "pupcakes" for a dog fancier serve sausage and pepperoni pizza cupcakes...
The endlessly imaginative duo who turned cupcaking into a national pastime is back, with utterly new, eye-popping creations anyone can make. Create a racecar cupcake, a robot cupcake, or ravishing jewelry cupcakes for a birthday party. Surprise the family with Chinese takeout dinner cupcakes on April Fool's, or serve up a goofy chocolate moose. Captivate mom with a bouquet of long-stemmed-rose cupcakes, and build sand castle cupcakes with the kids. All you need are candies from the corner store and cake mix and canned frosting.