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ISBN13: 9780345516558
ISBN10: 0345516559
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DESSERT DRESSED TO THE NINES

 

Today’s baker faces a great challenge: With little time and a limited repertoire, she often needs to whip up a delicious dessert that’s dressed to impress. Rachel Schifter Thebault, founder and head confectioner of Tribeca Treats in New York City, knows all about making a sweet statement. Combining a confectioner’s expertise with fashion sense, she shares a scrumptious cache of popular dessert recipes that can be accessorized to fit any occasion.

What’s more, transforming a basic dessert into a masterpiece brimming with personality and flair can be easy, quick, and fun. In the same way you’d plan an outfit, Sweet Chic pieces together a Devil’s Food Cake—the little black dress of delights—with such irresistible accessories as Caramel Buttercream (think knee-high boots) for ultimate decadence, turns Vanilla Cookies (the crisp oxford shirt) into Strawberry “Shortcakes” ideal for casual or dressy occasions, and blends brownies (the cashmere sweater of confectionery) with a swirl of mint for a showstopping number.

Gorgeous and appetizing color photos throughout reveal how a change of icing here and a substitute topping there can take a simple dessert from Sunday brunch to a date-night treat. Mix and match more than seventy recipes for cookies, cakes, and confections, including Peanut Butter and Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies, Brownie Sundae Parfait, Mini S’mores Cupcakes, Wasabi-Black Sesame Truffles, and so much more.

 

Whether you’re a novice baker hoping to master the basics or an experienced one looking to add a little versatility to your existing creations, Sweet Chic is a clever and practical guide for memorable desserts, a one-sweet-fits-all way to make a tantalizing impression.

Foreword by Isaac Mizrahi

About the Author

Rachel Schifter Thebault, founder of Tribeca Treats, spent seven years as an investment banker before transforming her hobby of making truffles for friends into a full-time career in confections. A graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, she opened Tribeca Treats in 2007. The bakery has won honors from American Express OPEN and entrepreneur organizations, and is a pillar of the Tribeca community. A sought-after speaker and panelist, she has also taught cooking and baking to children and adults. She currently lives in Tribeca with her husband and their two daughters.

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chocolateandcroissants, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by chocolateandcroissants)
For author and baker Thebault, baking is complimentary to getting dressed. Scooped cookies are our white t-shirt, chocolate cookies that basic trench coat and of course who can forget the little black dress and all the accessories that go along with it. Her desserts are sweet, chic and elegant. Of course let's not forget versatile. Take the simple vanilla cookie add some strawberry and now we have a strawberry shortcake.

Of course, if one is going to be chic and eat your dessert with white gloves we are just going to have a dainty nibble. No oversized cookies that are wider than the circumference of your mouth. Everything about the book is darling and dainty. Who is not drawn in to the pink cover and the little cupcakes? I refuse to mention the season that follows summer but when it is time to put on a chunky cardigan, Chcolate amaretto and Linzer Thumprints sound like the perfect cookie to enjoy as the leaves fall. Of course, eating a Sweet and Salty Cake while sitting around in the little black dress sounds quite delightful. Before the strawberries reach their peak I am going to have to try the Strawberry Vanilla Cake.

What I think makes Sweet CHIC such a great baking book is the versatility of her recipes. The Vanilla Cake Batter is the same batter used in the Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes and the Blueberry Cheesecake. Once you start baking you could easily come up with your own recipes and just switch out the color of your t-shirt. To quote Rachel "Each base recipe is like a wardrobe staple that can be worn many different ways and never goes out of style". Be creative with your baking.

The introduction has all sorts of helpful hints, from icing a cake (with photos) to double boiling and making your desserts last. The book has three sections, cookies, cakes and confections. Yes I will be making the cranberry almond bark.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345516558
Subtitle:
Stylish Treats to Dress Up for Any Occasion
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Foreword by:
Mizrahi, Isaac
Foreword:
Mizrahi, Isaac
Author:
Thebault, Rachel
Author:
Thebault, Rachel Schifter
Author:
Mizrahi, Isaac
Subject:
Courses & Dishes - Desserts
Subject:
Desserts
Subject:
Entertaining - General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Desserts
Publication Date:
20101026
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4C THROUGHOUT
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.3 x 7.8 x 0.77 in 1.6 lb

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Cooking and Food » Desserts and Candy » General
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