Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | October 21, 2014

    Anne Rice: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Anne Rice



    These are the songs that wake me up, take me out of my worries and anxieties, wash my brain cells, and send me to the keyboard to write with new... Continue »

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Confections of a Closet Master Baker: One Woman's Sweet Journey from Unhappy Hollywood Executive to Contented Country Baker

by

Confections of a Closet Master Baker: One Woman's Sweet Journey from Unhappy Hollywood Executive to Contented Country Baker Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A former Hollywood insider trades the Hollywood Hills for Green Acresand lives to tell about it in this hilarious, poignant treat of a memoir.

As head of her celebrity sister’s production company, Gesine Bullock-Prado had a closet full of designer clothes and the ear of all the influential studio heads, but she was miserable. The only solace she found was in her secret hobby: baking. With every sugary, buttery confection to emerge from her oven, Gesine took one step away from her glittery, empty existence—and one step closer to her true destiny. Before long, she and her husband left the trappings of their Hollywood lifestyle behind, ending up in Vermont, where they started the gem known as Gesine Confectionary. And they never looked back. Confections of a Closet Master Baker follows Gesine's journey from sugar-obsessed child to miserable, awkward Hollywood insider to reluctant master baker. Chock-full of eccentric characters, beautifully detailed descriptions of her baking process, ceaselessly funny renditions of Hollywood nonsense, and recipes, the ingredients of her story will appeal to anyone who has ever considered leaving the life they know and completely starting over.

Synopsis:

Leaving the Hollywood Hills for "Green Acres," the author chronicles her journey from sugar-obsessed child to miserable, awkward Hollywood insider to reluctant master baker. Chock-full of eccentric characters, ceaselessly funny renditions of Hollywood nonsense, and recipes, her story makes a hilarious, poignant treat of a memoir.

About the Author

GESINE BULLOCK-PRADO’s delicious confections have been featured on the Food Network's hottest new show, Road Tasted with the Neelys and in such publications as In Style, People, Vermont Life, and Boston Common. Gesine still lives in Vermont and is preparing to open another bakery in Austin, Texas.

Table of Contents

The devil in St. Nick — The witching hour : golden eggs — To thine own baking self be true : expresso cheesecake — My kingdom for a scone : scones — Be nice to your mother (sponge) : focaccia — Montpeculiar : starry starry nights — Eat, drink, and be Larry : maple pecan sticky buns — Ode to the Oreo : devil's cream pie — Crunchy clouds : Raspberry meringues — The monster on the wall : Zwetschgendatschi — End it with a sigh : cherry filling — Doing lunch, the Vermont way : opera cake — Tiers of frustration : carrot cake — A grand opening : apple pie — Lamb of God and star giant : New England — The sacred time : Mandelhoernchen — Chocolate-covered chakras : apfelkuchen — And did I mention we were on the Food Network? : passionfruit healer — Running regrets : Helga's cake — Career day.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767932721
Subtitle:
One Woman's Sweet Journey from Unhappy Hollywood Executive to Contented Country Baker
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Bullock-Prado, Gesine
Author:
Bullock-Prado, Gesine
Author:
Gesine Bullock-Prado
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Baking
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Food Writing
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Gastronomic Literature
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090908
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
226

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Women
Cooking and Food » Baking » General

Confections of a Closet Master Baker: One Woman's Sweet Journey from Unhappy Hollywood Executive to Contented Country Baker
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 226 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780767932721 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Leaving the Hollywood Hills for "Green Acres," the author chronicles her journey from sugar-obsessed child to miserable, awkward Hollywood insider to reluctant master baker. Chock-full of eccentric characters, ceaselessly funny renditions of Hollywood nonsense, and recipes, her story makes a hilarious, poignant treat of a memoir.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.