By Marcel Desaulniers

He's the champion of chocolate. The king of cocoa. The guru of ganache. he is Marcel Desaulniers, award-winning cookbook writer and chef-owner of Williamsburg, Virginia's well known eating place, The Trellis. And he is again with a complete new choice of festive recipes that flip any day right into a vacation in Celebrate With Chocolate.

Whether you will have a romantic cake for 2, a "Big-Ass" cake for twenty, cookies, pies, or whatever in among, Marcel will express you ways. In Celebrate With Chocolate, he's taking you to the outer limits of the chocolate universe, with over-the-top mixtures which are strangely uncomplicated to make.

Want whatever that towers over usual chocolate deserts? try out Marcel's "She Ain't Heavy" Chocolate Cake, which stacks 3 layers of extravagantly gentle, cocoa-saturated cake, all covered with a delicate cocoa icing. Or for a lunchtime favourite became candy deal with that satisfies any baby from three to 103, simply pour a pitcher of milk and try the Chocolate Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies. no matter what you are making, with Marcel's assistance, this ebook will hold your ever-growing fan membership happy.

No vacation is needed to Celebrate With Chocolate with Marcel Desaulniers. simply have a real love of chocolate. do not we all?

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