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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley; 1st edition (4 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845336445
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845336448
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 2.2 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 195,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Here you'll find the fantastic books from French Master Pâtissier and gorgeous face of Channel 4's 'Baking Mad', Eric Lanlard.

Eric Lanlard, Master Pâtissier and twice winner of the prestigious Continental Pâtissier of the Year at the British Baking Awards, has changed the face of British Patisserie and has earned himself an international reputation for superlative cakes with an A-list clientele including Madonna, Sir Elton John, Elizabeth Hurley, Claudia Schiffer and George Michael.

Eric has become a celebrity himself with 4 series to his name. Eric's latest project is series 2 of Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard (Channel 4 in March 2012). Each programme sees Eric sharing his tips and skills - teaching bakers how to produce mouth-watering cakes and desserts with ease and speed. Preceding Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard came two series of Glamour Puds. At Eric's Cake Boy boutique, a unique destination café, he also runs baking classes and exclusive "chef's table" lunches and his unique and elegant coffee lounge is also used as a venue for stylish parties.

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Edgy, contemporary design and striking graphic photography reflects the distinctive CCC branding, reaching urbane, fashionable, innovative and creative readers, far beyond the realms of the normal baking audience. The publication of the book will be a publicity event in itself with a glittering star-studded book launch and innovative packaging to be sent out to the media - everything will be done to gain column inches and word-of-mouth media buzz. Marketing and publicity campaigns will feature in The Sunday Times Style hot list and Grazia, and exclusive recipes in Vogue. Radio interviews on Radio 1, TV interviews with Eric and Patrick on 'The One Show', social media including Facebook, Twitter and blogs, viral video on YouTube and others, Foursquare and targeted email campaigns.

About the Author

Edmonton-born Patrick relocated to London in 1985 and quickly made a mark with his footwear designs. Within a decade, his was the label on fashionable feet all over the world.After 20 years in the shoe business, he was ready for a sabbatical, and with his new Soho bakery venture together with Eric Lanlard, Cox Cookies and Cake proves that the entrepreneurial knack for turning something he loves into an irresistible product is as acute as ever.Eric Lanlard is a master patissier. Since arriving in the UK 21 years ago, the 42 year old Frenchman has changed the face of British Patisserie, earning himself a reputation for inspirational cakes and an A-list clientele.Twice winner of Continental Patissier of the Year at the British Baking Awards, Eric's unique combination of craftsmanship and unbridled creativity has made him the premier cake-maker for celebrity celebrations.Eric has appeared on numerous television programmes including GMTV and Master Chef (judging the professional chefs) as well as a guest appearance in Mary Portas Queen of Shops. He fronts a TV series for Channel 4 called Glamour Puds and is the author of two books, Home Bake (Hamlyn) and Glamour Cakes (Mitchell Beazley).

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By SarahLiv on 21 Jan 2012
Format: Hardcover
Purchased this book due to its fabulous photographs & intending to use it to support a scheme of work I was teaching at school (I am an art teacher!). To this end it really is a beautiful & inspired design. But having attempted to make the cola cakes (& I am an experienced & pretty successful cook & baker) I am reluctant to invest in further ingredients. Have any other readers/purchasers had a similar experience I wonder? I have emailed the publisher to enquire about how they test their recipes.
In short - looks amazing as a coffee table book but I suspect this is not serious cook book.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dizzy on 23 Sep 2011
Format: Hardcover
I'm an experienced baker and was extremely disappointed with the recipes in this book. I have tried several and the texture and taste of the cake was horrible.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. A. L. Cooper on 19 July 2011
Format: Hardcover
When I told my friends that I had this book, they all said "Patrick Cox the shoe man making cupcakes?" - Yes! With the help of Eric Lanlard, patissier to the stars.

It's an interesting combination. And dazzling in more ways than one. The design and layout of the book is bright and bold with a large helping of neon. The cakes are very easy to make and there are no boundaries as to how you decorate them. This book allows you to put faces, bums and tums on the top of the cupcakes if you wish... but if you opt out of that, the cakes themselves are stand alone delicious. I made some chocolate cupcakes and ran out of time to make the frosting and toppings.. but they were still demolished within moments. The tiramisu cupcakes actually tasted like tiramisu.. the Lemon Meringue cupcakes and Zesty Lemon and White Chocolate cupcakes were equally well received by my willing guinea pig testers..

I've got a few more earmarked for making... Marshmallow Rice bars - to make with the kids in the summer holidays when it's raining, Double Chocolate and Marshmallow Cookies for my friends when they come over for a coffee, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes, specifically requested by my husband and the Apple Crumble cupcakes for the other times of day when I'm not eating the other cupcakes.

Hours of fun, pages and pages of ideas and not short of inspiration. Great book.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Derbyshire on 8 May 2012
Format: Hardcover
I was bought this book as a gift and that is the only reason I have it!
If I had picked this up in a book shop I would have been put off instantly by the hideously garish photographs of cakes so brightly coloured and covered in glitter that they hardly look edible. If I'd have kept it in my hands long enough to read the recipes, having a decent amount of baking experience, I would have noticed that some of the recipes contain errors (like no sugar) and that the majority were not in enough detail for anyone new to baking to have any success with them.
Some of the flavour combinations are inspiring, however this is blatantly a book thrown together by "celebrities" wanting to cash in on the baking boom. And that is usually my reason for never buying a celebrity cook/baking book.
In my opinion all cook/baking books should be independently peer reviewed and the recipes tested. All cook/baking books that I have that have been through this process seem to yield never fail recipes. Celebrity cook book should undergo the same scrutiny if they are to be taken seriously.
Take my advice. Unless you are an extremely seasoned baker, akin to Mary Berry, so you can spot the errors a mile away and correct them, don't bother with this book. You'll only be disappointed when the recipe you try either fails or is really bland. If my copy wasn't a gift I'd be selling it right now!
Hope this helps.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By SL Trivuncic on 15 July 2011
Format: Hardcover
Fancy a touch of the Raymond Revue bar in your kitchen? Cox Cookies & Cake is the book based on the Soho cupcake bakery created by UK based French patissier Eric Lanlard and fashion designer Patrick Cox.

The 75 recipes are predominantly cupcakes with two chapters on cookies, bars and biscuits. Reading is like stepping through a narrow alley off Brewer Street, it's dark with neon graphics. Glitter balls and leather feature as props.

The soft cover gives the impression of shiny PVC, the graphics are reminiscent of Soft Cell's Non Stop Erotic Cabaret album. Endpapers show pictures from seedy venues and their shop - it's up to the reader to discern which is which.

This isn't a book that takes itself seriously. Presumably it's the first cookery book ever to feature the word "semen" in lights (page 36, it's actually a cropped photo of sign saying "basement"). I fear to google the phrase "cock rings" but suspect that the adornment on top of "crown cupcakes" looks like one.

Like Marc Almond's eyeliner and bangles invading a Top of the Pops episode otherwise filled with Shaking Stevens and Buck's Fizz, Cox Cookies and Cake is an antidote to any notion that baking books need be saccharine.

The styling chapter gets surprisingly involved with sugarcraft; "cheeky" cupcakes present an opportunity to paint a thong on edible paste bottoms; chocolate gets moulded into skulls.

Two cupcakes on the front cover are not featured inside; Andy Warhol Marilyns and bicep curling arms. Presumably the former are printed with edible ink. Having seen a similar technique on Bakerella, I was hoping to see how to make them. The latter look very similar to "man cakes" but this should be spelled out.
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