Location: Sweet Elizabeth’s Cakes: 4409 Main St., Philadelphia, PA 19127
A very special collaboration with Sweet Elizabeth’s Cakes and The Spiral Bookcase. Join us for a sweet demonstration and book signing with Shaina Olmanson, author of Desserts in Jars. Shaina will make a delectable dessert from her newest cookbook for lucky participants to sample. Desserts in Jars will be available for purchase at Sweet Elizabeth’s during the event. (Pre-order your copy now! 215-482-0704)
Desserts in Jars
50 Sweet Treats That Shine
By Shaina Olmanson
With lids fastened, you can bring them on a picnic, pack them along for a potluck, or mail them to a friend. With lids off, you can display them on a buffet, impress at a dinner party, or just grab a spoon and dig in! Desserts in jars are the newest treat on the sweet scene and are simply irresistible — as fun to make as they are to eat. In her new book Desserts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats That Shine (May 2012), author Shaina Olmanson delivers page after page of these adorable single-serving treats that can be playful or sophisticated, and can even double as gifts and party favors! Olmanson got her start with her enormously popular blog, foodformyfamily.com, which attracts over 50,000 visitors monthly. She continues to make waves in the food world with this inventive idea that turns desserts from ho-hum into dazzling.
Desserts in Jars offers adaptations of classic desserts that lend themselves to a delightful presentation in a jar, like her petite apple pies and elegant pains au chocolat. But there are plenty of one-of-a-kind creations to get excited about too, like Peanut Butter and Jelly Parfaits, Pull-Apart Cinnamon Breads, and Basil-Strawberry Lemonade Granitas. Olmanson tucks in decoration tips and ideas, and even includes a section of “Mixes for Giving.” From a kid’s birthday one weekend to a grown-up gathering the next, there is no end to the ways you can feature these sensational little treats.
About the Author
Minnesota native Shaina Olmanson is a home cook, photographer, and mother of four young children. More than 50,000 readers flock to her blog Food for My Family (one of PBS’s top Food Blogs We Loved in 2011) every month for menu-planning tips and family-friendly recipes that reflect her commitment to healthful, local, and seasonal cooking. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer, or behind the camera. More often than not, these three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously.