JOIN ME FOR A BOOK EVENT!
Want to get a signed copy of the book, try some cake and meet the author? Here is the most current information for my book events! I will update this page as more information is available!
SPOKANE, WA - April 28th from 11AM to 2:30PM at 'Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop' located at 15 S Washington St, Spokane, WA 99201 (Downtown) Check out there page here!
SEATTLE, WA - April 30th from 6:30 to 8PM at 'The Book Larder' located at 4252 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Ballard District) Get more information here!
SACRAMENTO, CA - Date not set (I may be doing multiple events)
ABOUT THE BOOK
I still can't believe I did it! I wrote my very first cookbook!! Saying and writing that still sounds surreal to me! My passion for baking and cakes has taken me further than I ever could have imagined and this cake cookbook, The European Cake Cookbook, is the culmination of all my work and aspirations! Writing a book has always been a dream of mine, but actually have one is still setting in! I'm so excited to share a few of the photos and recipes from this book here, and I'm excited for you guys to get the book! You can get your copy using the links above, or head over to your local bookstore!
The European Cake Cookbook is a collection of European cakes like none other! Discover a new world of decadence from the celebrated traditions of European baking! This incredible book contains 65 all-new, never before published recipes from all over Europe. You'll love the combination of extravagant cake creations alongside simple, everyday recipes to enjoy any day. This book has a cake fit for every occasion, for every day and for everyone!
The book is broken down into chapters by regions of Europe, beginning with a chapter for Eastern Europe, my home region. It's such an honor to be able to celebrate my heritage in my very first cookbook. I selected all my favorite Eastern European recipes such as Bird's Bild Torte, Smetanik, Zefir Torte and Ukrainian cheesecake! For each region, I wanted to emphasize the traditional cakes and desserts, sharing with you classic cakes and new, inspired cake creations.
So what makes this cake cookbook different from every other book on the shelf? European cakes are different from American cakes on many levels, starting with the flavors and textures. Most of these cakes aren't as sweet as those found at most American bakeries. They're also all about the flavor - fruit, chocolate and cream. The cheesecakes are made with ricotta cheese and mascarpone instead of regular cream cheese, resulting in a fluffier and lighter cake. The frostings are also lighter and more flavorful, with recipes such as French buttercream and fluffy whipped cream frosting.
Whatever cake you're craving for, you're bound to find it in this epic cake cookbook!
A publication day update!
And here are a few of my favorites from the book, starting with this incredible 'Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Tea Cake'!
This 'Lemon Blackberry Lavender Cake' is packed full of incredible flavor! And, that's a French buttercream frosting the cake!
And how stunning is this giant macaron cake?! It's filled with lemon curd, raspberries and fluffy whipped cream frosting!
One of my favorite Russian cakes, the 'Bird's Milk Torte' is made with vanilla mousse, sponge cake and a chocolate glaze.
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