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  • Hardcover: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Cookbooks; 1 edition (Aug. 24 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688162975
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688162979
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 25.6 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #766,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Marcel Desaulniers is the most consistently amazing dessert cookbook author I've ever come across. Take, for example, Martha's Chocolate Freckles Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream Cake. It's based in a "Chocolate Freckles Cake," which is a non-chocolate cake with finely-chopped or grated chocolate mixed into the batter. A homemade blueberry ice cream fills the space between the layers - this is honestly one of the best ice creams I've ever had, with a tart flavor created by the sour cream, cream cheese, and lemon juice. The topping is sweetened, vanilla-flavored whipped cream, and further fresh blueberries are ringed around the top.
Next we made Marcel's First Birthday Chocolate High and Fluffy-on-Top Cake. This is a chocolate cake with a vanilla frosting. It sounds so simple, but it's so delightful! This is truly the ultimate icing: sweet, not too buttery, and remarkably fluffy. I have never had such a fantastic icing before, and intend to use it on cake after cake in the future.
You'll find everything in here from Chocolate Rocky Road, to Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake, Chocolate Caraway On-the-Rocks Trifles, Chocolate-Dipped Orange Fry Cakes with Coffee and Cream, Uncle Sam's in the Black Cake (with a toasted oatmeal raising topping), Chocolate Tender Passion, and much more! Each recipe comes with a gorgeous picture. The recipes are inventive and of consistently excellent quality; the directions are thorough without being labyrinthine. They're several pages long for each recipe, but I never feel lost. Marcel repeats the amounts of the ingredients in the instructions so you don't have to flip back and forth to the ingredient amounts.
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You won't find such creative stuff anywhere else, trust me, one who's a cookbook addict collector and searches many sources for great recipes. Marcel is truly creative and stand alone in his relentless search and publication of such collections, all geared not for restaurant or competition but for us home chefs. Ingredients, equipment and techniques are all tried and prepared with us in mind.
This volume on cakes is divided into five groupings: Baby cakes, Mom's cakes, Celebration cakes, out-of-state cakes, and sky-high cakes, with the common theme of chocolate. This guy really knows how to get to my sweet tooth, with nuts and fruit and decadent chocolate.
Try the likes of: "Chocolate Porto Enchantment Cake"; "Milk Chocolate Peach Pecan Upside Down Cake with Peach and Bourbon Ice Cream" or "Chocolate Mai Tai." Truly, there is too many good ones, but feast your tastebuds on: "Martha's Chocolate Frecles Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream Cake" "Chocolate Caraway On-The-Rock Trifles" "Chocolate Tender Passion"
As with each of his cookbook offerings, there is the super photos, Chef's Touch section with its fascinating background and prep and serving tips, and section on sources, ingredients and techniques, one especially awesome here is a Table of differing chocolate melting times using both double broiler and microwave methods.
This one does take the cake
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By A. Goldberg on Oct. 17 2003
Format: Hardcover
I love this book! I've already made several cakes from it and, although they are time consuming, the results are fabulous! The directions are easy to follow and the stories are the icing on the cake. I went out and got the other books as well, and I'd recommend all of them to any chocolate lover out there.
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By cloud on Aug. 23 2003
Format: Hardcover
1. it doesn't show steps clearly
2. there is no picture associated with each steps.
3. like say "Make the Mocha Mud Cake", it is just one long
paragraph, which steps are not separated into easy to read
steps. plus, there is no picture associated with each step.
how did everyone overlook this and give this 5 star?
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Who cares about the thousand's of calories these desserts may have? When you find a beautifully written and photographed book like this one, it is a chocoholic's dream come true.
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Format: Hardcover
I had seen Marcel Desaulniers on his TV show a few years ago and when I saw this book in amazon.com I knew I had to buy it. I've had a die-hard sweet tooth since I was a child, and am always on the lookout for places selling great desserts. However, since Koreans do not like their sweets too sweet, I was always wishing for some decadent, sinfully delicious desserts, especially some containing lots of CHOCOLATE.
This book is just wonderful; as many reviewers have commented, as long as you follow the recipe instructions meticulously, you can't go wrong! I have made at least ten of the recipes here, including the Heart of Darkness Cakes(which everyone here seems to adore), Chocolate Peanut S'more Cakes, Excessively Expressive Espresso Ecstasy, Chocolate Mai-Tai Cake and the Midnight Truffle Cake. I admit, the ingredients do cost a bit and preparation time is considerable, but it is definitely worth it!
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Marcel Desaulniers has a feverish brain, and the fever has been induced by chocolate. In "Death by Chocolate Cakes," he provides recipes for mind-blowing chocolate experiences from Chocolate Peanut Butter Some More (Please) Cakes and Chocolate Chip Goober Gobble Cupcakes to Chocolate Peanut Root Beer Rumble to Cocoa Skillet Cake with Tequila Sunshine Salsa. The range of his imagination is breathtaking, and we should count ourselves lucky that the reach of his culinary prowess is just as broad. These recipes are wonderful!
Those who like to wing it in the kitchen may chafe a little under Desaulniers' firm touch--the recipes are nothing if not detailed, but that's because Desaulniers has the experience and expertise to tell you exactly how to do it. If you follow his directions, you can plan on spending a little longer in the kitchen than usual--but you can also bank on the fact that your family and friends will be first amazed, then delighted that you prepared anything from this book. Don't worry if you're not an incredibly experienced baker. You'll look at the level of detail involved and be intimidated at first, but in fact, Desaulniers' recipes are practically custom-made for the baker who likes a lot of hand-holding. He guides you from one step to the next with assurance and grace.
Desaulniers knows that we eat with our eyes before we eat with our mouths, and he is rightly known for preparing desserts which are as magnificent to gaze upon as they are to eat. He is aided greatly in this by the evocative photography of Duane Winfield, who captures with loving detail every chocolate cake oozing chocolate ganache, every glossy icing, and every delicious crumb of chocolate goodness.
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