Master chocolatier John Slattery reveals his indulgent recipes behind his famous chocolate cakes, showpieces and confectionery. John Slattery is renowned for his expert eye and great imagination as he makes confectionary and cakes to wow and delight. Favourite treats from his own store Slattery's in Manchester are revealed so that fans can enjoy them in the comfort of their home. For the more advanced cook, the carefully planned recipes behind his stunning celebrations are no longer kept for just the store with his easy-to-follow recipes. With chocolate recipes ranging from everything from sweet treats such as tempting chocolate brownies and cute chocolate cupcakes to indulgent chocolate tarts and show-stopping layered chocolate cakes - this really is a must-have chocolate book for any chocoholic. And with clear how-to guides, concise instructions and step-by-step pictures - creating John's masterpieces are easier than ever. Techniques and equipment are clearly explained and give the reader the opportunity to really master their own chocolatier skills. Covering everything from tempering to moulding, layering and coating and even chocolate types and history - this chocolate book really unwraps all the secrets and techniques behind the world's most popular ingredient.