I just had to write to tell you about my experience with The Mat. I used it for the first time yesterday and it was a large 14" round cake. I have to tell you, it was absolutely wonderful. I followed the instructions in your video and it really works exactly as advertised. I make many fondant cakes and I love making the flowers and decorating them, but I always dreaded covering the cake with the fondant. But not anymore. I think your product is fantastic and I wish I knew about it a long time ago. It would have definitely saved me a lot of grief. So congratulations on a wonderful product AND extra kudos for having it made in the USA. I am so pleased.
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.