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I’M JUST HERE FOR DESSERT Caroline Khoo, $39.99, Murdoch Books
It’s old-fashioned and oh-so-pretty stuff, but also full of mod stylings and tips by stylist Khoo, founder of online boutique Nectar and Stone. Step-by-step instructions and basic recipes turn into inspired designs based on the author’s “journeys” through myriad dessert styles. She deals with “concept building” and working with colour, using the food process as part of her artistic trek. From creative doughnuts and waffles to macrons and cupcakes, of course.