The Dollop Book of Frosting: Sweet and Savory Icings, Spreads, Meringues, and Ganaches for Dessert and Beyond
After Heather “Cupcakes” Saffer’s appearance on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, thousands traveled far and wide for a bite of her delicious desserts, but it wasn’t just the warm cake they were clamoring for–they couldn’t get enough of the gourmet frostings that adorned the irresistible treats. In Dollop, Saffer shares her most decadent frosting recipes, a variety of creative uses for the icings, and the memories that inspired her to concoct such extraordinary flavor combinations.
From Orange Cardamom and Strawberry Merengue to Cinnamon Whisky Buttercream and Maple Bacon, each mouthwatering spread features step-by-step instructions and tempting ideas for using the yummy creation in snacks, entrees, and cocktails:
- Strawberry-frosted limoncello “shortcakes”
- Malbec ganache tossed chocolate raspberry pasta
- Coffee toffee ganache frosting truffles
- S’more push-pop parfaits
- Cheddar beer-boiled pretzels dipped in a cheddar bacon frosting
Complete with hundreds of mouthwatering four-color photographs, The Dollop Book of Frosting shows you how to turn an ordinary cupcake topping into a show-stopping treat.
Cooks&Books&Recipes Featured Cook Alice, on The Dollop Book of Frosting: Sweet and Savory Icings, Spreads, Meringues, and Ganaches for Dessert and Beyond:
The Food Network. The Cooking Channel. I’m not sure what I would do without my cooking shows. And I love all the food competitions on TV as well: Iron Chef, Top Chef, The Next Food Network Star, and Cupcake Wars, just to name a few. I love the challenges, the time pressure, and the realness of it all.
So when I was asked to read through and review The Dollop Book of Frosting by Heather Saffer, a Cupcake Wars winner, I was totally excited. And there are more than just frosting and icing recipes in here. When I first opened the cookbook, I was very pleased to see both sweet and savory recipes. Heather did this right. With recipes like Ultimate Dude Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes, S’mores Push-Pop Parfaits, Salted Triple Chocolate Brownie Batter Cookies, Margarita Crispy Rice Treats, and Sriracha Brownies (yup, you read that right), this is not your regular dessert and sweet treats cookbook.
This is more.
I love that Heather was inventive and just went for it. I literally want to make more than 30 recipes in this cookbook. And the frostings?! I seriously don’t think I’ll ever need another frosting recipe because they are all here. Even the ones I never knew I wanted to try. Heather has all the classics — like Vanilla and Chocolate Buttercream — but she also has Brownie Batter frosting, Lemon Glaze, Peanut Butter Buttercream, Peppermint, S’more Frosting, Toffee Honey Frosting, Hazelnut Coffee Frosting, Strawberry Champagne Frosting, Honey Brie Frosting, Strawberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Frosting, and even Cheddar Bacon Frosting (with Cheddar Beer-Boiled Pretzels).
I want this cookbook now. And if you’re a frosting lover, you need to buy this cookbook. Enjoy!
The Cookbook Basics:
Hardcover (8.5 x 8.4 inches)
160 pages; color photos
45 flavorful frosting recipes
About the author: Heather “Cupcake” Saffer (from Rochester, New York) is the founder of Dollop Gourmet Frosting, the nation’s first gourmet frosting line. In 2012, she represented her cupcake bar in an episode of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. After some time running her store, she found herself more interested in creating toppings than baking cakes and decided to Break Away from the Cake™ with her very own gourmet frosting line. Follow Heather on Twitter (@HeatherCupcakes) and Pinterest.