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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Thanks to the Fan Club!

It seems like an annual event (timed to be near my birthday) now...receiving a mystery package from the Extended Shelf Life Fan Club. What arrived in today's mail was most carefully packaged in two bubble mailers and wrapped in smooth, silvery paper. It felt like a book! It was a book! A most extraordinary book which combines my love of baking, art, and stories!

I gasped when I saw the cover of Modern Art Desserts: Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections, and Frozen Treats Based on Iconic Works of Art by Caitlin Freeman! A Mondrian cake is the cover feature. Like a true librarians, I quickly flipped to the table of contents where thumbnails of the desserts accompany the recipe names and page numbers. Whom would I most imagine to be featured in a book of this title? Wayne Thiebaud, of course. And there are four cakes modeled after his art! 

Oh, will I ever love reading the stories and recipes...and then attempting to make some of the art-inspired desserts myself. I am a grateful writer today for this surprise gift. Thank you.


  1. I saw this book reviewed; it looks lucious. And a perfect book for you, Library Jewel.

  2. I SO know that feeling: A gift arrives & "It feels like a book!!!" "It IS a book!!" So, who is the person/people behind the Extended Shelf Life Fan Club?? Do tell!! And have fun baking!!

  3. what a perfect gift for the jewel.

  4. I just read your birthday tribute at brattcat's blog. I missed it but the sentiment is sincere: I hope that your day was filled with love, joy, and lots of laughter. May you enjoy many recipes from that book!