Deceptive Desserts: A Lady's Guide to Baking Bad! by Christine McConnellDeceptive Desserts: A Lady's Guide to Baking Bad! by Christine McConnell

Deceptive Desserts: A Lady's Guide to Baking Bad!

byChristine McConnell

Hardcover | March 22, 2016

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Internet star Christine McConnell bakes, decorates, sews, and styles it all . . . with a twist—now she shows you how to do it on a shoestring budget.

Photographer and stylist Christine McConnell transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary—from everyday dinners, to desserts for all occasions, to the walls of your kitchen, and even some over-the-top creations just for fun.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Tim Burton, Wes Craven, Alfred Hitchcock, and Vincent Price and mixing in a dash of Stepford Wife, McConnell’s baking and home DIY projects are a league above and beyond anything you've seen before. 

In Deceptive Desserts, each dessert is a work of art—some a little twisted, others magical—but every recipe inspires readers to create their own rules without spending a fortune. Why can’t crab cakes be a delicious pink-frosted dessert? And if you’re stuck hosting a bridal shower, why not create an actual Bridezilla cake to match the bride’s ego? Nothing is sacrosanct in the wonderfully weird world of Christine McConnell and nothing is what it appears to be—even a classic dinner can be transformed into something decadent, with doughnuts that look like chicken drumsticks, green beans made of candy, and ice cream mashed potatoes. A master of illusions in baking, McConnell shows readers how to create their own secret hidden gems in the kitchen.

In her follow-up book, McConnell will go outside the kitchen to show readers how to incorporate magic and fantasy into their home decor and personal style without breaking the bank. Using the renovations of her own house as a guide, McConnell walks readers through easy DIY projects such as hand-painted wallpaper, refinishing wood and tile floors, and adding storage space, along with inexpensive decorating tips.

A dazzling collection of photographs, stories revealing her one-of-a-kind character, and helpful tricks for doing it all yourself, McConnell’s book will inspire readers to be more playful, and just a little bit wicked, with the food they create and the space they inhabit.
Christine McConnell, sometimes called the Queen of Creepy Cookies, is a photographer, stylist, and baking enthusiast based out of Twin Peaks, California. McConnell’s life-long fascination with aesthetics inspired her to cultivate many talents, which ultimately led her to photography and her incredible baking and DIY creations. She pers...
Title:Deceptive Desserts: A Lady's Guide to Baking Bad!Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 8 × 1 inPublished:March 22, 2016Publisher:Regan Arts.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194139339X

ISBN - 13:9781941393390

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes me ashamed of my not nearly as cool baking If you want to feel like you need to step up your baking prowess, this book will do it. Christine's recipes are amazing, and though they look crazy hard, once you peruse the actual methods and step-by-step instructions (she's good that way) you'll realise you have the potential to throw the best baked spread out there--adult and kid parties together! If you're not so into committing to being a bit of a perfectionist, or at least particular for some of these recipes, it's not for you, but if you're willing to go the distance and maybe have something big you're planning (or not, there are plenty of quick and easy recipes, too), then this is the one. Go for it and have fun!
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Inspiration Love this book - Christine McConnell's creations are splendid, and her recipes divine. I've already started plotting out a variation of the Bridezilla cake, and can't wait to make banana bread disguised as actual bananas! A must for any lover of Tim Burton and baked goods!
Date published: 2016-04-02