Cook, food writer and food stylist
I was 16 when I decided I wanted to be a baker. I used to go to my local bookstore to pour over books as I began to learn about baking. I was too broke to buy any (at first), but this book fed me in so many ways, and eventually became one of the very first cookbooks on my shelf. It taught me precision, to have a sharp, careful eye, and how amazing one single dessert can be.
My parents gave me this book for my birthday when I was 14 years old, and it represented so many firsts for me! The first time I ever used weight measurements, the first time I'd ever made Swiss buttercream, the first time I ever made a sponge cake, and I was obsessed with all the variations that were included with each recipe.
Food writer and restaurant critic
My owner of my favorite NYC bookstore led me to Rose for teaching myself to make any kind of cake. It's a tremendous resource.
Chef, Author, Culinary School Director
A-Z secrets to great cakes
Multi-award winning Author, Tour Guide and TV personality
Great cakes for anytime.
Editor, Delicious magazine
Chef and author
Blogger, Life’s a Feast and Plated Stories
Food Columnist, The New York Times
Author, former chef & TV cook/presenter