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Bake It, Don't Fake It!

Create show-stopping desserts and get them on the table in no time with this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide from the Rachael Ray Presents line.

Looking to impress your friends and family with decadent desserts but afraid you lack the skills to pull it off? Are you reaching for that packaged cake mix and can of frosting instead of whipping something up from scratch? Fear no longer— we’ve got the fix for you. Heather Bertinetti, a talented pastry chef with years of experience in Manhattan’s top eateries, is sharing her insider tips for how to make restaurant-worthy desserts right in your very own kitchen.

Bake It, Don't Fake It! is filled with recipes perfect for the home cook, such as Bourbon- Chocolate Pecan Pie, Strawberry Daiquiri Truffles, Red Velvet Macarons, and PB&J Whoopie Pies. Once you learn the whys and why nots of baking, you’ll be able to get creative and give all of your favorite treats a special touch. As an added bonus, you’ll find...
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Heather Bertinetti

Heather Bertinetti is the talented young pastry chef working her way through some of Manhattan’s most acclaimed restaurants. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America with a degree in baking and pastry arts, Heather joined Gramercy Tavern and, just two years later, Per Se. She then went on to open and receive rave reviews at Alto, Convivio, Marea, and Osteria Morini. Heather has been lauded by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and was named in Zagat's 2011 "30 under 30: New York's Hottest Up-and-Comers."

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J. M. Hirsch
Photograph by Sharon Ramer

J. M. Hirsch

J.M. Hirsch is the national food editor for The Associated Press. He is on Instagram and Twitter as @JM_Hirsch. His previous books include Beating the Lunch Box Blues, High Flavor, Low Labor: Reinventing Weeknight Cooking and Venturesome Vegan Cooking. He lives in New Hampshire. 

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Four Seasons Pastry Chef Heather Bertinetti On Baking Desserts From Her New Cookbook

Heather Bertinetti's new cookbook, Bake It, Don't Fake It!, will impress everybody with easy recipes for truffles, macarons, pie, and more! A veteran of Manhattan's top eateries, Heather knows her way around the perfect dessert and now so can you.

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