Baked Occasions: Desserts for Leisure Activities, Holidays, and Informal Celebrations
Praising a year in treats, BAKED's darling team Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito offer treats, puddings, whoopie pies, cakes, brownies, and more to celebrate occasions both expected and unforeseen. Rum-mixed Hair of the Dog Cake for New Year's Day and Peanut Butter Sheet Cake for Texas Independence Day join Praline Ice Cream Cake for Mardi Gras, Chocolate Pop Tarts for Halloween, and 12 Days of Cookies for Christmastime. With 65 beautiful photos and 75 one of a kind plans, you'll have all that you have to make a wide scope of sweet rewards for particular celebrations and customary occasions throughout the entire year.
About the Author
Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito left their day jobs in advertising to open their bakery, BAKED, in Brooklyn, earning immediate praise from fans across the country. They have been featured on Oprah, the TODAY show, the Food Network, and the Martha Stewart Show. Their previous books include Baked, Baked Explorations, and Baked Elements. Lewis and Poliafito live in Brooklyn.
I love all of the Baked cookbooks as there's always a bit of flair and twists to even the most mundane of baking projects, e.g. oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with a splash of bourbon. I made both the cover cake and the sour cream birthday cake for my daughter's birthday and they were such a huge hit it was almost embarrassing. I have people asking if I take orders in a most serious way. Always fun, always tasty. I keep their cookbooks and will never part with them even after I've tired of other cookbooks and donated them to book sales or given them to friends. Like all of the Baked cookbooks, this one's a keeper.-E. Ashton
I bought this cookbook specifically for the birthday celebration cake which I found on the Serious Eats blog. It was a hit! The book is filled to the brim with inventive and delectable recipes. I love that it is broken up seasonally. They offer very clever recipes for all of the holidays. The photos are gorgeous. I am excited to try the other books by Matt and Renato.-Carry Cusack
Love, love, love the Baked boys! The recipes are imaginative, delicious and they work. Not at all 'the same-old' stuff. I own hundreds of baking books and these are my go-to books for party recipes. So many new, creative recipes in this book. I can't wait to try them all. Anybody got a party they need baking for?-Virginia Cummings