“An absolutely gorgeous book by my favorite cake maker in the whole world.”
“Claire Ptak creates the very best desserts: Simple, delicious, pure. This is a charming book that perfectly captures its subject.”
“Claire has taken store cupboard basics and turned them into a book of recipes so delicious you'll want to eat the pages.”
“Claire Ptak is my favorite baker. Her competent yet whimsical style imbues everything she bakes—from a classic French apple tart to the humble whoopie pie—with a delicate magic.”
—David Tanis, author of A Platter of Figs and Heart of the Artichoke
"If you are getting bored with cupcakes and wondering what the next new baking fad will be, this book . . . will certainly contribute to the growing interest in whoopie pies. A far cry from soggy packaged cakes held together with marshmallow glue, these recipes are cause for delight. VERDICT With minimal baking skills and the all-important stand mixer, you can be the first in your neighborhood to bring homemade whoopie pies to the feast! Recommended."
“A cool approach from someone with impeccable credentials—and there's no denying the popularity of the whoopie pie genre.”
—Bay Area Insider
About the Author
CLAIRE PTAK grew up in Inverness, California, and worked for three years at Chez Panisse, as a pastry cook and then a pastry chef. Her acclaimed baking company and café, Violet, sells whoopie pies, cupcakes, and other popular serving-size desserts, all crafted with a focus on organic and seasonal ingredients.