Présentation de l'éditeur
Bonnae Gokson's book Butterflies and All Things Sweet
opens a window into the inspiration and ideas behind her extraordinary cake designs. Unique in the world, these cakes encapsulate the creative vision of the woman who made her name working with luxury brands including Chanel, Giorgio Armani, W Hotels and Ritz Carlton. Bonnae Gokson's Hong Kong cafés and restaurants include Ms B's Cakery, SEVVA and C'est La B.Butterflies and All Things Sweet
is not a cookbook, but a visual feast, exploring the ingredients, ideas and inspiration behind the works of edible art through lush photography shot on location in Hong Kong and internationally. Yet it is her quest for authenticity and joy that drives her creativity, resulting in cakes that taste as extraordinary as they look. 'A little flour, a little sugar, a little butter and the power of the imagination: that's what it takes,' she says. From pure raw ingredients to the last bite, when all that remains is a few crumbs on a hand-painted porcelain plate, each cake is a celebration of all that is sweet and transient in life itself.
Biographie de l'auteur
is internationally renowned as a tastemaker and style icon. With inimitable creativity and flair, she founded her burgeoning empire of ultra glamorous hotspots to international acclaim. An ingenious entrepreneur, Bonnae has worked in the luxury fashion, lifestyle and hospitality spheres with some of the most coveted brands in the world including Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Giorgio Armani, Christian Louboutin to name but a few. A. Chester Ong
is a Hong Kong-based photographer specialising in hotel, resort, architecture, interior, and food photography. His work appears regularly in Conde Nast Traveller,
leading architecture magazines, and books. Petrina Tinslay
photographs food, interiors and travel for some of the world's most prestigious brands, magazines, and book publishers. She has shot cookbooks for world-renowned chefs including Nigella Lawson, Bill Granger, Donna Hay, and Delia Smith.