Michaels Desserts: Sweets for a Cause


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$17.99  $16.73
Get Creative 6
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7.48 X 9.45 X 0.39 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Michael Platt is on a mission to end food insecurity. A teen baker, social entrepreneur, and food-justice advocate, he's been baking since he was nine but has been interested in the challenges of inequality, food, and poverty since learning about the March on Washington at age six. Michael's teen baking business, Michaels Desserts, has a 1-for-1 model which donates a dessert to someone in need for every one sold. With this model, Michael has served hundreds of people. Michael appeared as one of the best kid bakers in the country in season 4 of Kids Baking Championship on Food Network and has been featured in Ted Talks, Good Morning America, CNN, Washington Post, People.com, Guideposts, the Rachael Ray Show, and more. He's a member of the Kashi Crew, a group of kid cooks who worked with Kashi to create a new line of cereals and snack bites called Kashi by Kids. He also appeared on BYU tv's feel-good show Operation Awesome, taking a look at how kids are changing the world every day in 2021. Michaels Desserts is his first cookbook. Visit him at michaelsdesserts.com and michaelcplatt.com.


"Platt offers a primer explaining necessary tools that may not be readily available in every kitchen and includes insight on recipes where extra adult help may be needed (frying beignets) or where beginners are likely to have better luck starting (jam tarts). But the real prize in this gem is Platt's narrative. He shares personal connections to recipes that have been passed down in his family and provides background on the themes of his signature Freedom Fighter Cupcakes. His own story of determination and social consciousness puts the icing on this cake." --Shelf Awareness