Synopses & Reviews
Sylvia Weinstock makes cakes that astonish the palate, dazzle the eye, and reward the spirit. Her spellbinding cakes have graced the tablesand grabbed the attentionat society weddings, celebrity birthday parties, and inaugural balls. Whether its a tower of white roses whose thousands of blossoms have all been painstakingly hand-crafted or an entirely faithfuland entirely ediblefacsimile of a treasured heirloom tea set, every Weinstock cake is a work of art.
Never say never” is Weinstocks response when clients dare her to achieve the impossible: an array of miniature cakes shaped and decorated like Fabergé eggs; cakes that look like cars, cravats, and circus clowns; or a menagerie of fantastic creatures (bunnies, bugs, tigers, terriers, and even an armadillo), all concocted from butter, flour, and sugar.
In Sylvia Weinstocks Sensational Cakes, Americas most famous cake designer gives you an insiders tour of her world: the fabulous fêtes where her cakes set the scene and the artisanal workshop where she and her assistants bake and embellish the confectionary masterpieces that have made her signatureincluding her trademark eyeglass logoso sought after. Best of all, she reveals some of her secrets: recipes for cakes, frostings, and fillings that will make your own guests stand up and applaud.
About the Author
Sylvia Weinstock is the grande dame of cake design, one of the first to use imaginative forms for wedding cakesintroducing butterflies and bees, for example, to brides who had previously known only flowers. Her 25-year-old company, located in New York City, has created cakes for the Clinton White House as well as numerous celebrity weddings. Weinstocks cakes have been featured in publications ranging from Modern Bride to the New York Times. She lives in Manhattan.