From an Ellsworth Kelly sculpture–inspired fudge pop to a pristinely segmented cake fashioned after Mondrian's best known composition, Caitlin Freeman's stunning desserts will delight frequent entertainers, hobby bakers, and contemporary art lovers. These show-stopping desserts exhibit the charm and sophistication of works by Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Avedon, and other revered modern artists. Each recipe project includes an image of the original artwork alongside perspective on the piece from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Janet Bishop, Curator of Painting and Sculpture. With detailed, easy-to-follow directions that simplify even the most elaborate creations, Modern Art Desserts is an all-encompassing guide that will inspire kitchen galleries of gorgeous treats.
A self-taught baker and longtime owner of the San Francisco cake and sweets shop, Miette, CAITLIN FREEMAN was inspired to bake by the confectionary paintings of California painter Wayne Thiebaud. After selling Miette in 2008, she started the pastry program at Blue Bottle Coffee Co. and coauthored The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee. Her artistic creations for the Blue Bottle Cafe at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art have been featured in the New York Times, Design Sponge, Elle Decor, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, and more. She lives in San Francisco, California.