Confections of A Closet Master Baker

Confections of A Closet Master Baker

One Woman's Sweet Journey From Unhappy Hollywood Executive to Contented Country Baker

Book - 2009 | 1st ed.
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A former Hollywood insider trades the Hollywood Hills for Green Acres -- and lives to tell about it in this hilarious, poignant treat of a memoir.

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 glittery, empty existence--and one step closer to her true destiny. Before long, she and her husband left the trappings of their Hollywood lifestyle behind, ending up in Vermont, where they started the gem known as Gesine Confectionary. And they never looked back. Confections of a Closet Master Baker 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.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780767932684
Branch Call Number: 641.815 B938
Characteristics: ix, 226 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: My life from scratch


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Jun 03, 2013

Beware! This book will make your mouth water and you're going to be craving croissants, scones, breads and all kinds of tasty bakery items!

Jul 08, 2011

This was a fun read with delicious recipes that are full of detail on how to execute. - loved it.

Jul 28, 2010

Wonderful story of going from the public notion of happiness to a truer version of it. Author doesn't pretend to be perfect, she boldly points out her mistakes and problems. She reveals her misconceptions about owning a small business and about baking for a living. Also includes some great recipes!

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