Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Allure of Sweet Temptations -– New Cook Book

Who doesn't relish that first sweet bite of a Twinkie, a Ho-Ho, or even homemade coffee cake? There's something so deliciously decadent about snack cakes that as we are enjoying them with tea, coffee or lemonade, we wonder what the secret is to this notoriously fattening but wonderfully satisfying category of baked treats. Master Baker Leslie Bilderback shows readers how to make their favorite treats in their own kitchens and introduces dozens of other snack cake recipes from around the world. While it may be hazardous to the waistline, this guide includes:

- Over 100 delicious recipes that are easy to follow for novice and experienced bakers alike
•- Decorating tips that range from fun to sublime—illustrated in a gorgeous four-color insert
- Perfect treats for summer get-togethers and holiday parties

Leslie Bilderback has been a certified master chef and baker for nearly 20 years. She has worked at such prestigious restaurants as Georgia, Angeli, Postrio, Zola's, and Sedona. As a master instructor and member of Le Club des Amis du Cordon Bleu (Paris), she has trained hundreds of new chefs in the rigorous Le Cordon Bleu Academy Program in the California School of Culinary Arts. She is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide[rm] to Success as a Chef, The Complete Idiot's Guide[rm] to Comfort Food, and The Complete Idiot's Guide[rm] to Spices and Herbs.

James O. Fraioli is an award-winning author and photographer. He has contributed to over 18 magazines. Fraioli's work has appeared in The New York Times, numerous radio shows across the country, and on The Food Network's The Essence of Emeril. He is the author of The Best Recipes from America's Food Festivals.

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Snack Cakes
ISBN: 9781592577378, $16.95, June 2008
Authors: Leslie Bilderback, South Pasadena, CA, and James Fraioli

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