Starting Over, One Cake at a Time

Starting Over, One Cake at a Time


By (author) Gesine Bullock-Prado

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  • Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY
  • Format: Hardback | 270 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 218mm x 30mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 21 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0749008636
  • ISBN 13: 9780749008635
  • Sales rank: 456,504

Product description

As head of her celebrity sister's production company, Gesine Bullock-Prado had a closet full of designer clothes and the ear of all the influential studio heads, but she was miserable. The only solace she found was in her secret hobby: baking. With every sugary, buttery confection to emerge from her oven, Gesine took one step away from her glittering, empty existence - and one step closer to her true destiny. Before long, she and her husband had left the trappings of their Hollywood lifestyle behind, and opened their dream bakery Gesine Confectionary in the stunning Vermont mountains. And they never looked back. "Starting Over, One Cake at a Time" follows Gesine's journey from sugar-obsessed child to miserable, awkward Hollywood insider to reluctant master baker. Chock-full of eccentric characters, beautifully detailed descriptions of her baking process, ceaselessly funny renditions of Hollywood nonsense, and recipes, the ingredients of her story will appeal to anyone who has ever considered leaving the life they know and completely starting over.

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'In this terrifically lively account, Bullock-Prado, a former Hollywood film developer and sister to actress Sandra Bullock, recounts the joys and heartbreaks of running her own patisserie. In subtly compelling prose, the master baker conveys a touching sense of responsibility for the emotional needs of [her] patrons, and offers mouthwatering recipes' Publishers Weekly