Modern Art Desserts

Modern Art Desserts

Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections, and Frozen Treats Based on Iconic Works of Art

Book - 2013
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Taking its cues from works by Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, and Matisse, this collection of uniquely delicious dessert recipes (and step-by-step assembly guides) gives readers all they need to make their own edible masterpieces.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA. : Ten Speed Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781607743903
Branch Call Number: 641.86 FRE 2013
Characteristics: 216 pages : colour illustrations


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ksoles Jun 09, 2013

Lets face it: Caitlin Freeman's new book classifies as neither a beginner's cookbook, a go-to dessert book nor a cake bible. It does, however, fit the bill when you want to immerse yourself in a project, face a challenge or celebrate a birthday ending in a "0."

"Modern Art Desserts" contains about 30 desserts, each comprised of a few different recipes (cake, frosting, filling etc). Freeman bases each on a piece of art in the SFMOMA collection and achieves delightful, delicious-sounding results. She gives the Mondrian Cake (on the cover) the most attention and encouragement but also includes less daunting ice cream bars and pops, a few parfaits and drinks, and even wedding cookies. The book ends on a savory note with an abstract cheese plate based on a Mark Bradford collage.

I personally have no desire to make anything from this book but if you love a challenge, have a constructor's brain and an eye for art, give it a try!

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