Colette's Wedding Cakes - Colette Peters Used hardcover recipe book
COLETTE'S WEDDING CAKES
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Used hardcover book with dustjacket in very good condition with gorgeous full-colour photos, templates and detailed instructions. 184 pages, published 1995.
Colette Peters's one-of-a-kind wedding cakes - for which she charges hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars - have made her America's most sought-after culinary artist. Now, with this dazzling cookbook, brides-and-grooms-to-be can bake their own Colette's wedding cake, or commission a professional baker to follow one of Colette's designs. Illustrated throughout with eye-popping color photographs, step-by-step drawings, and templates, Colette's Wedding Cakes showcases more than thirty of the author's most amazing wedding creations, organized by season: a love-in-bloom cake, an Edwardian cake, a chocolate fantasia cake, an art deco cake, a coral reef cake, and many others.
- The Art of the Wedding Cake
- Spring - designs include Tiers of Joy and Chocolate Groom's Cake
- Summer - designs include Enchanted Garden and Majolica Cake
- Autumn - designs include Autumn Bouquet and Blue Delftware
- Winter - designs include Faberge Topiary and Satin Elegance
- Basic recipes - Colette's Chocolate Cake, Snow White Cake plus recipes for buttercreams, chocolate ganache, modelling chocolate, rolled fondant and royal icing
- Basic Instructions - detailed instructions for building tiered cakes, piping, quilting, painting, a glossary of tools and heaps more.
Colette's Wedding Cakes is a US publication. Measurements are in imperial.
About the Author
Colette Peters has been the owner of Colette’s Cakes, a specialty cake company in New York City, since 1989. Since she was 8 years old, living in Chicago, she made cakes and experimented in the kitchen. Her first love, though, was painting, and after earning a bachelor’s degree in painting, moved to New York to earn her Master’s degree in painting from Pratt Institute. She then worked as a designer for Tiffany & Company for 8 years. While at Tiffany & Co. she made cakes for her co-workers, and was then asked to design cakes for the books Tiffany Taste and The Tiffany Wedding. This exposure led to a contract to write a book of her own.
Colette has delivered cakes throughout America, Europe, and the Caribbean and has created cakes for many celebrities, including Sting, Natasha Richardson, Bette Midler, Whoopi Goldberg, Al Pacino, Ertha Kitte, Robert Altman, and the Rolling Stones, just to name a few. She created cakes for the weddings of Marie-Chantal Miller and Prince Pavlos of Greece and Alexandra Miller and Alexander Von Furstenburg. In 1996 Colette was chosen to create a cake honoring the Renwick Museum as part of the 150th Anniversary Celebration for the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. She designed the Christmas windows for Tiffany and Company’s New York store in 1997 and 1999. In 2005, she created a five foot replica of the White House for one of the Inaugural parties for president Bush.
Her unique cakes have been featured in a variety of media. Colette has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Food Network, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Discovery Channel, CNN, and Lifetime Television. In 1990, Colette began teaching cake decorating and has traveled throughout the United States, Brazil, and Europe sharing her expertise. She has instructed students at the Culinary Institute of America in California, the French Culinary Institute, The French Pastry School, The Wilton School, L’Academie de Cuisine, and the Notter School of Pastry Arts. In 2004 she started her own school in New York City where she teaches cake decorating.
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Colette's Wedding Cakes - Colette Peters
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