“Sugarlicious” Demystifies Techniques Used by Professional Pastry Chefsby Larry Cox on Feb. 23, 2012, under Uncategorized
Sugarlicious: 50 Cute and Clever Treats for Every Occasion by Meaghan Mountford (Harlequin, $17.95)
Just looking at the cover of this new cookbook raised my blood glucose levels!
Meaghan Mountford, a cookie decorator for more than a decade, is based in Washington, D.C., and her creations have been featured in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Chocolatier magazine. Her new cookbook serves up 50 recipes plus all of tips and techniques needed to produce a really extraordinary dessert in the family kitchen.
“Sugarlicious” simplifies the craft of decorating sweets so that almost anyone can make cookies and other treats that have a professional touch. There are ideas for almost every event, occasion and holiday.
The recipes are divided into five main categories: Flowers & Bugs; Animals & Outdoors; Silly & Fun; Parties & Occasions; and Holidays & Seasons. In addition to the recipes, there are chapters devoted to supplies needed, techniques, wrapping, and resources and templates. From lollipops to cakes and almost every dessert in between, this is a fun collection.
Some of the standout recipes include bunny cupcakes for Easter, a birthday candle cake, Popsicle cookie pops, and a “lawn ornament” cake featuring pink flamingos.
This collection is full of photos in full color plus step-by-step instructions which will demystify many of the techniques used by professional pastry chefs.