Maida Heattter's Book of Great Desserts drawings by Toni Evins 1975

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Maida Heattter's Book of Great Desserts is the big, delicious lifetime book of great desserts that will stand among the well-thumbed essential cookery classics. Get out your flour sifters and Sunbeam Mix Masters; you're going to need them to make the best brownies ever! 

"I like to say that everything I know about baking I learned from Maida Heatter. Sure, there were other outstanding teachers along the way, but no one taught me as much about how to turn out the most consistently crowd-pleasing sweets than the so-called "Queen of Cakes."-Martha Stewart

 Maida Heattter's Book of Great Desserts is an excellent addition to your vintage dessert recipe collection or home library.


The book Maida Heattter's Book of Great Desserts is in good shape for its age with no rips or tears. Please note the wear on the cover, and the previous owner has left a newspaper recipe of a lemon bunt cake in the pages.

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Book dimensions:10x7x1

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