Love Is a Pink Cake: Irresistible Bakes for Morning, Noon, and Night (Hardcover)

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London’s East End meets Northern California in 75 indulgent bakes from the author of The Violet Bakery Cookbook.

Renowned for the wedding cake she created for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Claire Ptak knows there’s nothing like a cake when it comes to expressions and celebrations of love. A Chez Panisse alum, Ptak is a Northern California native who now runs the wildly successful Violet Bakery in London. Reflecting on her upbringing and love of in-season produce, she shares 75 sweet and savory creations, including Huckleberry Basil Sugar Scones, Peaches and Cream Angel Food Cake, and a strawberry-coconut meringue cake. Her bakes are homey yet elevated, made with the best possible ingredients, so as to extract the best possible flavors. Included are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan bakes, as well as the sought-after recipe for the Duke and Duchess’s lemon elderflower cake.

Featuring gorgeous photographs shot in both England and California, Love is a Pink Cake is a treasure trove of inspiration for anyone eager to emulate Ptak’s unique sensibility and dreamy creations in their own kitchen.

About the Author

A California native, Claire Ptak worked as a pastry chef for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley before moving to London and opening Violet Bakery in 2010. She is the author of The Violet Bakery Cookbook.

Praise For…

Claire Ptak’s recipes are generous, intuitive, and beautiful. This is a celebration of life, and the bounty of the earth. You will feel as though an old friend is taking you by the hand and teaching you how to make the perfect fluffy blueberry muffin. Pull up a chair. Claire is the friend everybody needs in their life.
— Laila Gohar

This book is as rich in stories as it is in incredible recipes. There is magic in its pages. I know so many of these recipes will become favorites baked again and again—a Violet recipe always works perfectly. A special book that’s as beautiful as it is useful. I’ve rarely been more excited about a book.
— Anna Jones

An absolutely enchanting book.
— Nigella Lawson
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393541113
ISBN-10: 0393541118
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English