Frostings

Frostings

eBook - 2013
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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: Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, [2013]
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9781423631965
9781423631958
Branch Call Number: 641.86 Wh
Description: 1 online resource (95 pages) : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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ksoles Oct 30, 2013

A post on the author's website claims that "Frostings" teaches creative ways to style and serve food as well as providing delicious recipes. Indeed, the book contains gorgeous, inspirational photos though it sorely lacks information on how to produce the photographed desserts. ALL it gives readers is frosting recipes, each including a tiny box called "Garnish It!" that contains extremely basic ideas like sprinkling chopped nuts.

The book certainly provides a solid repertoire of frostings, from buttercreams to ganaches to glazes, but it seems awfully unfair to present a photo of a fluffy cupcake piled with hot pink icing and chocolate glaze and then to ONLY give the recipe for the glaze.

Maybe 2.5 stars...

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