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Claire Ptak

  • Baking the Seasons: To California with Love, from London
    • Categories: EYB Pick - UK; Restaurants & celebrity chefs; Baking; Seasonal
    • ISBN: 9781529110319 Hardcover (United Kingdom) 3/9/2023
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  • Boiled Sweets & Hard Candy: 20 Traditional Recipes for Home-made Chews, Taffies, Fondants & Lollipops
    • Categories: General courses
    • ISBN: 9780754828860 Paperback (United Kingdom) 10/1/2013
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  • The Complete Step-by-step Guide to Making Sweets, Candy & Chocolates
    • Categories: Chocolate; Candy / sweets
    • ISBN: 9780754824732 Hardcover (United Kingdom) 7/1/2012
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  • Fudges, Toffees & Caramels: 25 Foolproof Recipes for the Ultimate Sweet Treat
    • Categories: General
    • ISBN: 9780754827320 Paperback (United Kingdom) 5/1/2013
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  • Home-made Chocolates & Truffles: 20 Traditional Recipes for Shaped, Filled & Hand-dipped Confections
    • Categories: Chocolate
    • ISBN: 9780754829690 Paperback (United Kingdom) 5/1/2014
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  • The Home-Made Sweet Shop: Make Your Own Irresistible Sweet Confections with 90 Classic Recipes for Sweets, Candies and Chocolates
    • Categories: Beginners & how-to; Restaurants & celebrity chefs; Chocolate; Candy / sweets
    • ISBN: 9781903141847 Hardcover (United Kingdom) 6/29/2010
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  • The Home-Made Sweet Shop: Make Your Own Confectionery with Over 90 Recipes for Traditional Sweets, Candies and Chocolates
    • Categories: Beginners & how-to; Candy / sweets; Chocolate; Restaurants & celebrity chefs
    • ISBN: 9781780195193 Paperback (United Kingdom) 4/4/2017
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  • Home-Made Sweets & Candies
    • Categories: Candy / sweets
    • ISBN: 9780754830153 Hardcover (United Kingdom) 10/1/2014
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  • Leon Happy Baking
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs; Baking; Allergies; Dairy-free; Gluten-free; Low sugar
    • ISBN: 9781840917925 Hardcover (United Kingdom) 5/2/2019
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  • Leon Happy Baking
    • Categories: Baking; Restaurants & celebrity chefs
    • ISBN: 9781840917987 Hardcover (United Kingdom) 9/3/2019
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  • Leon, Book 3: Baking & Puddings
    • Categories: Baking; Restaurants & celebrity chefs; Dessert; Gluten-free
    • ISBN: 9781840915792 Hardcover (United Kingdom) 9/5/2011
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  • Leon: Baking & Desserts
    • Categories: Baking; Dessert
    • ISBN: 9781840916119 Hardcover (United States) 4/4/2012
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  • Leon: Baking & Puddings
    • Categories: Baking; Dessert; Gluten-free
    • ISBN: 9781840916355 eBook (United Kingdom) 2/1/2013
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  • Making Sweets At Home
    • ISBN: 9781781460641 Paperback (United States) 1/1/2012
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  • The Old-Fashioned Hand-Made Sweet Shop Recipe Book: Make Your Own Confectionery with Over 90 Classic Recipes for Irresistible Sweets, Candies and Chocolates
    • Categories: Baking; Candy / sweets
    • ISBN: 9780857230027 Hardcover (United Kingdom) 1/7/2015
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  • The Violet Bakery Cookbook
    • Categories: Baking
    • ISBN: 9781448182749 eBook (United Kingdom) 3/12/2015
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  • The Violet Bakery Cookbook
    • Categories: Baking; Restaurants & celebrity chefs; Dessert
    • ISBN: 9781607746713 Hardcover (United States) 9/29/2015
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  • The Violet Bakery Cookbook
    • Categories: Baking; Restaurants & celebrity chefs; Dessert
    • ISBN: 9780224098502 Hardcover (United Kingdom) 3/5/2015
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  • The Whoopie Pie Book: 60 Irresistible Recipes for Cake Sandwiches Classic and New
    • Categories: Cakes; Restaurants & celebrity chefs; American
    • ISBN: 9781446402832 eBook (United Kingdom) 10/14/2010
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  • The Whoopie Pie Book: 60 Irresistible Recipes for Cake Sandwiches Classic and New
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs; Cakes; American
    • ISBN: 9781615191413 eBook (United States) 10/11/2011
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  • The Whoopie Pie Book: 60 Irresistible Recipes for Cake Sandwiches Classic and New
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs; Cakes; American
    • ISBN: 9781615190393 Paperback (United States) 9/6/2011
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  • The Whoopie Pie Book
    • Categories: Cakes; Restaurants & celebrity chefs; American
    • ISBN: 9780224086790 Hardcover (United Kingdom) 10/14/2010
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Biography

Claire Ptak is a California pastry chef who moved to London in 2005 after working at Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. She owns Violet, a baking company in East London which supplies her popular Broadway Market stall and is best known for its American-style cupcakes with buttercream frostings that change with the seasons. Violet now is also a cafe and cake shop where whoopie pies have become a much-loved fixture. www.violetcakes.com.