This beautifully illustrated book features more than 280 exquisite recipes for desserts for every occasion, from family meals and celebrations to elegant dinner parties and buffet spreads. The recipes, developed by an international team of authors, are a mixture of time-tested classics from culinary traditions from around the world as well as a host of modern desserts developed for contemporary tastebuds, budgets and schedules. You will find delicious recipes for cupcakes, cookies, cakes, pastries, crumbles, custards, mousses, puddings and sweet souffles, sweet pancakes, fruit desserts, ice creams and sorbets, fritters, candy and a chapter devoted to people who love great desserts but have health problems (diabetic, gluten-tolerant, GI issues) or are following a special diet (low carb, low fat, low calorie). Ting Morris lives in London where she works as a freelance writer of non-fiction books. She is the co-author of Classic One Pot Cooking (Apple Press, 2006). Rachel Lane is a freelance food writer and the author and co-author of many cookbooks and magazine features. She lives in New Zealand.