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Pin Ups of the Week! Bakers, Candy Makers, Pastry Chefs, Confectionaries, and Chocolatiers!

All peddlers of the sweet and the good. 



Go to my Pinterest Board Rise Sweet for more Eye Candy and Book Recs. 


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Best Bakers, Pastry Chefs, Confectionnerais , Cake Artists and Chocolatiers in Romance
Her Mad Hatter - Marie Hall
Sweetened With a Kiss - Lexxi Callahan
Sweet Inspiration - Penny Watson
The Marquess of Cake - Heather Hiestand
Mine at Midnight - Jacquie D'Alessandro
Edible (Exquisite Series) - Ella Frank
The Chocolate Rose (Amour et Chocolat, La Vie en Roses) - Laura Florand
The Lawman Takes a Wife - Anne Avery
Marriage of Mercy - Carla Kelly
Deeper - Robin York

My favorite food is cake and that is in rough and tumble competition with bread.  I have mad pie making skills. I hate cooking. It is too useful. 


Here are some of my favorite romance novels with sugar, yeast, chocolate, flour, frosting and all the other good things in life.  My apologies to the gluten intolerant. 


In no particular order as usual!


1. Her Mad Hatter by Marie Hall Alice runs the Mad Hatter's Cupcakery and Tea Shoppe


2. Deeper: A Novel by Robin York  West works overnight a bakery. These scenes are wonderfull. 


3. Mine at Midnight by Jacquie D'Alessandro  Party Planner and and an Accounts make out with cupcakes. Enough said. 


4. The Chocolate Rose by Laura Florand Chocolatiers I love this series beyond reason. 


5. Marriage of Mercy by Carla Kelly Donuts to the British Isles. 


6. Tart by Lauren Dane Juliet Lamprey and her yummy bakery. 


7.  Sweet Inspiration by Penny Watson  Son of Santa and master pastry chef! 


8. Howl for It by Shelly Laurenston  Pie! Pie! and Wolf Shifters!


9.  Cover of Night: A Novel by Linda Howard Muffins to die for! 


10.  Savor the Moment: by Nora Roberts  Wedding cakes. Yeah. 


I did a ton of obsessive research for this list. It was so awful. Not. I tried to find all the romance novels in existence with this theme. I am sure I haven't but here are some I have not read yet that look very good. So, I had to break my one click finger not buy them RIGHT NOW basically...


1. Sweetened With a Kiss  by Lexxi Callahan Fresh from pastry school in Paris


2. Fool for Love: A Cupcake Lovers Novel  by Beth Ciotta  Cupcake Lovers Club


3. The Marquess of Cake by Heather Hiestand  Redcake's Tea Shop and Emporium.


4. Hold Me If You Can by Stephanie Rowe Candy-maker Natalie Fleming has a magical gift. Her sweet treats can cure erectile dysfunction. Yep. And demons are after her! 


5. Some Like It Hot  by Louisa Edwards New York pastry chef Danny Lunden


6. Edible by Ella Frank Desserts of all kinds


7. Sleeping With The Entity by Cat Devon Heavenly Cupcakes and Vampires


8.  The Lawman Takes a Wife by Anne Avery Candy Counter


9. The Matchmaker by Lisa Plumley Molly Crabtree and her bakery


10. Lucky Like Us by Jennifer Ryan Bakery owner 



Did I miss your favorite? Gimme! Gimme!


I made a massive Pinterest Board, Best Bakers, Pastry Chefs, and Chocolates in Romance, to go with this post. You must check it out! Not only is there even more romances with this theme but the best Bakers, Pastry Chefs, Cake Artists, Chocolates, and more sweet makers around the world are pictured there. Maybe one of them is near you! And you can, you know, eat. 


Also, there are some really, really, really, divine looking ladies and fellas in this profession. 


I am not usually so shallow but in some cases I gulped and had to put my tongue back in when I saw some of these photos as I looked for images of the best of the best in the sweet arts. 


Here are some names: 


1. Jean-Christophe Novelli, Tea Green in Hertfordshire,  Novelli Academy

2. Ruby Tandoh, Great British Bake Off

3. Chad Roberstson, San Fransico's Tartine Bakery & Cafe

4. Phoebe Lawless, Scratch, Durham, North Carolina

5. Jonathan Day, 'El pan de la chola', Lima, Peru

6. Lorraine Pascale, The TV chef and cookery writer 

7. Kyle McKinney, Barley Swine, Austin, Texas

8. Sally Comacho, WP24 in Los Angeles 

9.Thiago Silva,  Catch  in New York City

10. Kir Jensen of Sugar Cube in Portland, Oregon. 



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