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    DescriptionForget everything you've heard about health-conscious baking. Simply, "BabyCakes" is your key to an enlightened, indulgent, sweets-filled future. This is important news not only for parents whose children have allergies, for vegans, and for others who struggle with food sensitivities, but also for all you sugar-loving traditionalists. The recipes in these pages prove that there "is" a healthy alternative to recklessly made desserts, one that doesn't sacrifice taste or texture. Having experimented endlessly with alternative, health-conscious sweeteners, flours, and thickeners, Erin McKenna, the proprietress of beloved bakery BabyCakes NYC, developed these recipes-most are gluten-free, all are without refined sugar-in hopes of combating her own wheat, dairy, and sugar sensitivities. In "BabyCakes, " she shares detailed information about the ingredients she uses (coconut flour, xanthan gum, and agave nectar, for example) and how to substitute them properly for common ones-all the while guiding you safely through techniques she's spent years perfecting. When BabyCakes NYC opened on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 2005, it helped propel the gluten-free and vegan baking movement into a new stratosphere. Suddenly there was a destination for those with wheat allergies and other dietary restrictions-and, soon enough, celebrities and dessert lovers of every kind-to indulge freely in delectable muffins and teacakes, brownies and cookies, pies and cobblers. Enclosed within these pages are all the "secrets" you'll need to bring the greatness of BabyCakes NYC into your own home as well as raves and recommendations from devotees such as Natalie Portman, Jason Schwartzman, Mary-Louise Parker, Zooey Deschanel, and Pamela Anderson. For confectionists of all kinds, delicious alternatives lie within: Red Velvet Cupcakes, Chocolate Shortbread Scones with Caramelized Bananas, Strawberry Shortcake, and BabyCakes NYC's celebrated frosting (so delicious it has fans tipping back frosting shots!), to name just a few. Finally, Erin's blissful desserts are yours for the baking!


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    Title
    Babycakes
    Subtitle
    Vegan, (mostly) Gluten-free, and (mostly) Sugar-free Recipes from New York's Most Talked-about Bakery
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Erin McKenna
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 200 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307408839
    ISBN 10: 0307408833
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WB
    B&T General Subject: 240
    Ingram Subject Code: CW
    Libri: I-CW
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14550
    DC22: 641.5638
    BISAC V2.8: CKB086000
    DC22: 641.5/638
    BISAC V2.8: CKB024000, CKB004000
    B&T Approval Code: A97405000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A97406005
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RM237.86 .M38 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: CKB106000, CKB095000
    Illustrations note
    30-50 4-Colour Photographs
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Clarkson Potter
    Publication date
    05 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    ERIN MCKENNAis the chef and owner of BabyCakes NYC, a bakery with outposts in New York City and West Hollywood. She received the prestigious Best Cupcake award in 2006 from "New York" magazine. Erin has been a guest on Martha Stewart Television and Food Network and has been featured in the "New York Times, Food & Wine, Modern Bride, VegNews, Harper's Bazaar," "In Style, " and "O, the Oprah Magazine."
    Review quote
    "In this book, Erin has finally shared her trade secrets -- the ingredients and techniques that lend BabyCakes' desserts the flavors, textures, and happiness-factor you'd find in the best patisserie. The highest praise I can offer is this: follow her recipes to the letter and you'll fool them every time." --Tom Colicchio (from the Foreword) "At BabyCakes NYC I can eat what I crave without harming my lovely animal friends-or myself. Every since that first fateful day, I've been waiting for this cookbook." --Natalie Portman "I have multiple food sensitivities...and I'd pretty much given up on the idea that I might be able to have a worthy treat every again. I was so excited to discover BabyCakes NYC, because not only can I eat everything they bake, it's all delicious!" --Zooey Deschanel "The BabyCakes NYC banana bread is the best I've ever had and something I simply can't live without." --Mary Louise Parker "Thank all that is holy for BabyCakes NYC..." --Pamela Anderson