Create your own Sweet Bake Shop at home with easy, magical sweets for all occasions. Featuring whimsical, delicious and enchanting desserts, Sweet Bake Shop has the perfect recipes for every moment whether it be a weekday craving or a special occasion. Discover how to bake irresistible and easy-to-make layer cakes and cupcakes including a pink sprinkle-covered Vanilla Birthday Cake and Raspberry Ripple Cupcakes topped with buttery vanilla frosting. Impress your friends with a fresh batch of cookies, perhaps Tessa’s favourite Vanilla Bean Shortbread or Giant Gingerbread Cuties and expand your sugar cookie skills to make magical sweets like Pretty Pastel Pony Cookies and Polka Dot Bunny Cookies. There are so many delightful treats to whip up, from adorable Cotton Candy Cloud Macarons and Fuzzy Peach Macarons to decadent Cookie Dough Scoops and Overnight Oreo Party Popcorn. Sweet Bake Shop also offers easy-to-follow tutorials, expert tips, baking techniques, and a list of the essential tools and ingredients for your baking success. Tessa’s helpful guidance and delectable desserts will inspire the baker in all of us.
Discover how the Midwest refined the nations sweet tooth through a delicious mix of immigrant traditions and American ingenuity. Chef Jenny Lewis dips a spoon into generations of homemade desserts and examines the cogs and wheels of some of the biggest brands of the baking industry. Pull your chair up to a history in which Midwest beet sugar, vanilla cream and evaporated milk are mixed into a narrative of wars, social shifts and politics. Learn how to make Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, witness the rise of Red Star Yeast, plumb the secrets of the Kraft Oil Method and encounter a rich medley of other true stories and irresistible recipes from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
40 recipes for decadent frostings, ganaches, and glazes Whipped into a fluffy texture, drizzled for glazing, or creamed into a thick and sinful delight, frostings are an ideal finishing touch for cakes, s'mores, doughnuts and more! Author Courtney Dial Whitmore shares 40 recipes for traditional frosting favorites as well as exciting flavor combinations such as Salted Caramel, Chai Vanilla Bean, and Champagne Buttercream. Get out your mixer, piping bags and frosting tips and whip up your own flavored frostings to add that perfect topping or filling to your favorite desserts. Courtney Dial Whitmore is the editor and founder of the popular party-planning website pizzazzerie.com. She works with brands including Michaels Stores, Tostitos, Pepperidge Farm, and ConAgra to develop recipes and style products in an entertaining setting. She is also the author of Push-Up Pops and Candy Making for Kids. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Publisher: Secret Staircase Books, an imprint of Columbine Publishing Group
"Connie Shelton has another winner," --The Book Report Samantha Sweet is about to realize her dream of opening her pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets, in picturesque Taos, New Mexico. Juggling the crazy amount of work to get her new business off the ground, with her old job of breaking into houses, she's got her hands full. When a blood-soaked garment is found among the discards at one of her properties, and a friend makes a shocking confession, Sam finds herself pulled into a pair of mysteries. The wooden box that came into her possession (in Sweet Masterpiece) is still working its magic, giving Sam the power to see inside people's secrets and figure out who the killer is. There's a little romance, a little magic and a whole lot of chocolate in this delightful cozy mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton. Praise for Connie Shelton's previous mysteries: "Shelton continues to combine suspenseful storytelling with sensitive portrayals of complex family relationships." --Booklist “Fans of Southwestern mysteries will find that Shelton's engaging story, likable heroine, and comfortable prose make this a good choice.” – Library Journal Search words: mystery books, bestselling mystery series, cozy mystery, culinary mystery, paranormal mystery, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, series books, mystery books in series, female sleuth cozy mystery, books set in New Mexico, romance and mystery
Welcome to Torte-a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that, sometimes, it's criminal... After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte's customers turns up dead, there's much ado about murder... "Sure to satisfy both dedicated foodies and ardent mystery lovers alike." --Jessie Crockett, author of Drizzled with Death The victim is Nancy Hudson, the festival's newest board member. A modern-day Lady Macbeth, Nancy has given more than a few actors and artists enough reasons to kill her...but still. The silver lining? Jules's high school sweetheart, Thomas, is the investigator on the case. His flirtations are as delicious as ever, and Jules can't help but want to have her cake and eat it too. But will she have her just desserts? Murder might be bad for business, but love is the sweetest treat of all... "Alexander weaves a tasty tale of deceit, family ties, delicious pastries, and murder." Edith Maxwell, author of A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die
Grab your favorite precut fabrics and whip up 15 easy projects from the Moda Bake Shop designers. Helpful photos, clear instructions, detailed step-by-step illustrations, and clever tips sprinkled throughout team up in a winning assortment of table toppers, wall hangings, and lap-sized quilts. And just like your favorite baking recipes, you're sure to revisit and make these projects for years to come. Each of the 15 projects in Best of Moda Bake Shop uses precut fabrics to save time and effort. Concise instructions, clear illustrations, and helpful tips ensure success for every skill level. Includes table toppers, wall hangings, and lap-sized quilts to suit many styles and seasons.