Yossy Arefi is a recipe developer, photographer, food stylist, and cookbook author. Yossy also writes the award-winning blog Apt. 2B Baking Co., which celebrates seasonal baking and preserving. She is a regular contributor to New York Times Cooking, Food52, Bon Appetit, Martha Stewart online, Better Homes & Gardens, Bake from Scratch, and Good Housekeeping. She teaches food and photography workshops all over the world, and is based in Brooklyn, New York.
Snack time has officially gotten an upgrade! Yossy's cakes are stunningly beautiful, vibrantly delicious, and perfectly acceptable to eat whenever you please, no reason necessary, because they're SNACKS! I am officially obsessed with this book. --Molly Yeh, cookbook author and Food Network host What's more joyful than a snacking cake?! Yossy Arefi brings her baking know-how to the mix with recipes that are simple, delicious, and super doable. --Kerry Diamond, co-founder of Cherry Bombe magazine This book is my new cake bible. The recipes in this book scratch the itch for just the type of cake I want to eat all the time. True to her brand, Yossy's cakes are beautiful in their simplicity and refreshingly simple to make. --Ben Mims, Los Angeles Times cooking columnist Forget about that ancient box of cake mix in the cupboard, because Yossy will show you that no matter where you are, who you're with, or what's in the fridge, a cake is always possible. Her streamlined methods (bowl plus whisk!) and mix of clever and classic flavors make this the kind of baking book you'll always want within arms' reach. -- Zoe Kanan, pastry chef Yossy has a particularly special touch when it comes to flavor and throughout this book there is a sprinkling of delightful flavor combos, exciting textural elements, and delicious sounding recipes. Snacking cakes are meant to be simple but Yossy's style also stops them ever being boring. --Edd Kimber, baker and author of One Tin Bakes Yossy Arefi has a natural ability to make reliable, doable recipes that are also incredibly beautiful. The pages of Snacking Cakes radiate with these talents. This book made me want to run to my kitchen, grab the nearest bowl, and bake--and I know readers everywhere will be joining me.' --Erin Jeanne McDowell, author of The Book on Pie Yossy Arefi has the rare ability to create approachable recipes that yield bold, nuanced flavors. She does exactly that in Snacking Cakes, providing readers with an array of low-effort, high-reward cakes to celebrate the everyday. --Vallery Lomas, blogger and on-air host I'm a big fan of the way Yossy mixes fruit, citrus, and spice--exactly how I want to eat my sweets every day. All of her baked goods are beautifully delicious. Period. --Erin Patinkin co-founder of Ovenly and Seemore Meats and Veggies Yossy brings her trusted baking knowledge to this lovely collection filled with every type of cake and icing combination possible. It truly is a book for all occasions and cravings, and I can't wait to bake my way through it. --Sarah Kieffer, cookbook writer and author of The Vanilla Bean blog In Snacking Cakes, Yossy returns with her immediately recognizable style, one that is both familiar and aspirational, with layer cakes that feel both special and inherently comforting. This book is exactly right for right now. --Tara O'Brady, food writer and author of the award-winning Seven Spoons