Jessie Sheehan & Jean Sagendorph - "Ice Box Cakes" @ Hammertown

Event date: 
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Montgomery Row
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

This event will be held at Hammertown, 6420 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-1450

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Come and taste some of these delgihtful desserts and meet authors Jessie Sheehan and Jean Sagendorph at Hammertown in Rhinebeck to hear why they decided to resurrect this gorgeous vintage deliciousness!

Icebox cakes feature crisp wafers and billowy whipped cream layered together and chilled overnight, where they transform into a heavenly cakelike texture. In this tempting cookbook, eager cooks can start with the Old School, a classic pairing of chocolate wafers and lush whipped cream, before moving on to fantastic combinations such as Luscious Lemon with its lemon curd filling and ladyfingers or the Black Forest's cherries and mounds of chocolate-kirsch whipped cream. Ideal when made a day or two in advance, these minimum-fuss cakes promise maximum friends-and-family cheer.

A literary and licensing agent, Jean Sagendorph (shown at left) has worked with Food Network and Iron Chef America, among others. She is an icebox cake obsessive.



Jessie Sheehan is an avid baker, recipe developer, and blogger, with a sweet spot for whipped cream and pudding. She blogs about the trials and tribulations of developing recipes for all things sweet at

The sumptuous images in the book are by Tara Donne - a Brooklyn-based food, travel, and portrait photographer. Tara’s images appeared in Mediterranean Slow Cooker and Rum Drinks from Chronicle Books and in such magazines as Travel + Leisure and Real Simple.