The smell of fresh baked apple pie crafted by my mother on Sunday mornings was where my passion for pastry creation began.
Today, I have decided to reveal all of my pastry secrets to you.
I received my education at leading pastry arts schools in France and over ten years of international experience at several prestigious establishments around the world. These include Le Grand Vefour, Potel et Chabot, Hediard and Mandarin Oriental that gave me the unique opportunity to improve my skills.
Unexpected and sometimes surprising challenges pushed me to innovate and create new techniques. This is how I designed most of my signature cakes and found my signature pastry style. Through the creation of Sweet Concepts, my first pastry book, I wanted to share all of my experiences and offer you the chance to innovate and challenge yourself with new pastries.
Sweet Concepts is composed of 4 chapters with 45 cake recipes and over 220 sub-recipes with beautiful photos, illustrations and personal tips. There are stories of my inspiration and creation of my signature cakes, mini sweets, modern entremets and pastries.
Throughout this book, I invite you to enter the world of pastry creation that revolve around three concepts very important to me:
- Simplicity and easily understood
- Quality and organic ingredients
- Design and modern approach
With a simple but effective and modern approach, I believe anyone can master the art of pastry creation.
Foreword by internationally renowned chefs: World Pastry champions, Meilleur Ouvriers de France and other artists.
I recommend this book to any pastry lover, beginners and experts alike.
Embrace the challenges offered in Sweet Concepts and the art of pastry creation will no longer be a secret to you. Enjoy!
– Gregory Doyen, Chef Pâtissier