Dessert People

Two people, one year, one book written by Claire Saffitz

Dessert People started at the end of December 2020 with a simple idea: what if we baked our way through Claire Saffitz's Dessert Person and shared the results with the people around us?

This is that idea. Follow along as we attempt to convert as many people as possible into Dessert People


Who we are

Troy Pavlek

Head chef, likes to buy kitchen stuff

Troy has a laundry list of culinary achievements including "watched a lot of BA Test Kitchen videos" and "pretentiously thinks Kraft Dinner is gross". Under his studious tutelage, the Dessert People project will judiciously replace meals with treats.

Rhianna Toop

Sous chef, conscripted into doing dishes

Rhianna's family likes to make jokes that she "has never cooked in her life" and she strives every day to prove them wrong. She believes it's pretty clearly outlined in common law that a "dessert" must be made of chocolate so she's treating this whole book with a wide berth of skepticism.

What's cooking?

The Rules

We're only two people, and this book makes a lot of dessert. And isn't the best part of dessert sharing it? So, I've taken to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share them with people in Edmonton, with only two simple rules:

  1. You must aim to make the world a better place, not worse. Do something nice.
  2. You must take a picture of the dessert being enjoyed.


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