Okay – you wanna bake? Well, welcome to baking heaven. From the pale pink and black Fauchon-esque, superbly-styled cover, dotty endpapers and delectable paper – to the recipes themselves – this is a book so sweet, it’s already dusted with icing sugar and melting in my mouth.
Author Alison Thompson has been a passionate cook since childhood, writing her first cookbook when she was just 11 years old. With 15 years experience as a professional chef and pastry chef, she has worked with the world’s finest pastry chefs in Melbourne and London, and has also spent time at the famed Little Venice Cake Company in the UK.
She is also the founder and head pastry chef of Alison Louise Designer Cakes, a wedding and special occasion cake business located in the Yarra Valley near Melbourne. In 2010 she published her first book Macaron, and here we have a worthy follow-up in Bake.
Baking aficionados – it’s all here. From pizza to strudel, baklava to doughnuts – here is a book anchored firmly in a pink patty pan of puffed delight. What more could you need when it comes to oven-sourced treasure?