Imagine being able to bake the world renowned delicacies you see pictured on the front of this pastry cookbook. The secret is out! Finally, Ernest Weil, founder of Fantasia Confections, has written a cookbook in which he shares the secrets of more than 150 of the bakery’s most popular recipes including the Coffee Crunch Cake and Florentine Cookies. For over forty years, San Franciscans were pampered with their mouth watering cakes, pastries, and cookies. Now, you too, the beginner baker as well as the advanced, can pamper and impress your friends and relatives by bringing these recipes to life.
“This cookbook is full of the creations I baked everyday at Fantasia for 12 years, a great education for my future success. As someone who loves fine chocolates and desserts, I am sure this pastry book will delight former Fantasia customers and new connoisseurs. Those who love to bake are lucky that Ernest has published these magnificent recipes. He is one of my mentors, such a talented konditor, and above all a wonderful human being.” Joseph Schmidt (of Joseph Schmidt Confections), San Francisco, 2005.
Fantasia’s pastries were featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Mateo Times and San Jose Mercury News, just to name a few. Nationally recognized in Time / Life and Baking Industry Magazines. Their confections were served to foreign dignitaries in China, enjoyed by famous people such as Pope John Paul II and Robin Williams, along with so many others in between.