The Big Five-Oh! and Always the Baker, Never the Bride
Meet Emma. Recipient of the Passionate Palate Award for her six-tiered, 24-layer crme brulee wedding cake. Her fame brought her from the Backstreet Bakery to the exclusive and plush Tanglewood Inn, a luxury hotel revolving around weddings. Tanglewood was purchased and remodeled by her boss, Jackson, to fulfill the dreams of his late wife.Jackson needed help, and his three sisters pop around everywhere steering him in the right directionoften implementing Emmas unique ideas, and trying to keep peace with the talented but grumpy restaurant chef, Anton Morelli.Had Jacksons thoughts not revolved around his deceased wife, he might have been hooked the first time he tasted Emmas brownies. But Jackson noticed only the irritants in life, not the pleasures.Emmas skills and beauty are recognized by an old boyfriend and even the owner of a string of bakeries in France. Yet, despite Emmas creativity with baking and sculpting beautiful one-of-a kind wedding cakes, Emma is always the baker, and never the bride until.But thats the story Sandra D. Bricker expertly crafts around Emmas diabetes, talents and frustrations. Add to the mix her ever dueling parents.To top off a great story, the author reveals secrets of making wedding cakes and even includes recipes, menus, tips for high tea and entertaining. Humor is sprinkled throughout, along with some expert writing. One phrase I liked was, That tux is lucky to be wearing you. Heres another: His sister reminded her of a street sweeper, albeit a very well-dressed one, as she made contact with every guest along the way.This is one of the best books Ive read in a long time. I highly recommend it.
September 1, 2010