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Desserts: Watch the replay of our livestream and Q&A with pastry chef Jason Licker

This ckbk livestream took place on Wed, July 27th, 2022 . Pastry chef Jason Licker, connecting live from Bali, shares his approach to combining Asian flavours with traditional patisserie with ckbk co-founer Matt Cockerill, and answers questions about his award-winning cookbooks Lickerland and Baking with Licker, and the technical side of professional (and amateur) pastry.

Watch the replay below

Live demo of glazing technique

Watch the video to learn the finer points of glazing like a pro, as Jason demonstrates how to finish the Chocolate Bar recipe from Lickerland!


The Chocolate Bar from Lickerland


Additional topics covered in the livestream

  • Hot trends in the world of pastry

  • How talented amateurs on Instagram are mixing it with the professionals

  • Pastry chefs and cookbook authors that have been Jason's key influences

  • How Jason takes inspiration from local ingredients and flavors

  • Lessons learnt from self-publishing two successful cookbooks

  • Future cookbook plans

  • Your questions answered!
    (Send us your questions for Jason in advance, or ask them during the Livestream via the chat)

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About the author

Winner of Iron Chef Thailand Pastry Edition and James Beard Nominated Author, Jason Licker, is pushing pastry to another level. His passion for pastry, life and travel has taken him across the globe.

Jason uses sweet, salty, sour and bitter, while combining textural contrasts and temperature difference, to create his own style of Asian inspired, palate-challenging pastry. Jason's work as a roving pastry chef has taken him on a series of professional adventures in Asia including Executive Pastry Chef positions at The Westin Bund in Shanghai, The Venetian Macau Hotel and Resort, and The JW Marriott Hong Kong. He was the former Corporate Pastry Chef of Cé La Vi restaurants (Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore). Currently he is Executive Pastry Chef at Westin Resort Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia.

Jason's first cookbook, Lickerland: Asian-Accented Desserts, was the only self-published cookbook nominated for a James Beard Award and was also nominated for a Gourmand Cookbook Award in 2018. Jason's second cookbook, Baking With Licker, fuses his love for home baking with his passion for Asian ingredients. Baking with Licker won a 2021 Gourmand Cookbook Award and was nominated for an International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Award.

Popular recipes from Lickerland and Baking with Licker

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