SprinkleBakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist

SprinkleBakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist

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by Heather Baird
     
 

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How can you make cakes, cookies, and candy even MORE fun? Award-winning blogger Heather Baird, a vibrant new voice in the culinary world, has the answer: Cook like an artist! Combining her awesome skills as a baker, confectioner, and painter, she has created a gorgeous, innovative cookbook, designed to unleash the creative side of every baker.  
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How can you make cakes, cookies, and candy even MORE fun? Award-winning blogger Heather Baird, a vibrant new voice in the culinary world, has the answer: Cook like an artist! Combining her awesome skills as a baker, confectioner, and painter, she has created a gorgeous, innovative cookbook, designed to unleash the creative side of every baker.  
Heather sees dessert making as one of the few truly creative outlets for the home cook. So, instead of arranging recipes by dessert type (cookies, tarts, cakes, etc.), she has organized them by line, color, and sculpture. As a result, SprinkleBakes is at once a breathtakingly comprehensive dessert cookbook and an artist's instructional that explains brush strokes, sculpture molds, color theory, and much more. With easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful step-by-step photographs, Heather shows how anyone can make her jaw-dropping creations, from Mehndi Hand Ginger Cookies to Snow Glass Apples to her seasonal masterpiece, a Duraflame®-inspired Yule Log..

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Publishers Weekly
Line. Color. Sculpture. Mixed Media. These aren’t your typical chapter titles for a baking book, but Baird, an artist and blogger, isn’t your typical baker. With statements like “Every dessert is just a draft,” and questions such as “Who says a red velvet cake needs to be red?” she opts for blue velvet cupcakes. Creative freedom in the kitchen trumps tradition in this collection of more than 50 recipes that range from “blank canvases” such as sugar cookies and gingerbread, to visually pleasing concoctions like Dale Chihuly–inspired Candy Nesting Bowls, Free-form Lollipops, and Origami Cookies. Practicality has its place in this unique title with a well-written primer on baking equipment, detailed technique instructions, and usable templates, but bakers and confectioners of all levels may be new to the author’s “sand” casting with brown sugar and making positive molds out of chocolate and balloons. In the over-the-top Book Cake with pages that could turn, based on a sculpture by Su Blackwell, one realizes vanilla cake has certainly come a long way. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402786365
Publisher:
Sterling Epicure
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
274,785
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Heather Baird is an accomplished painter and photographer whose works are in public and private collections across the United States, but her passion is creating eye-popping, mouthwatering desserts. She is a devoted practitioner of international confectionery technique who explores the outer limits of patisserie. She writes about her adventures in the world of creative dessert-making in her award-winning blog at sprinklebakes.com. Heather lives in Knoxville, TN, with her husband Mark and a mischievous pug named Biscuit.

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SprinkleBakes: 75 Baking Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
MeggsNBakin More than 1 year ago
If you love Heather's blog, you will love this book - it does a great job of both giving you great projects to tackle, but also giving you the skill set and building blocks to expand your baking artistry! Love this book - worth every penny, my only complaint is that there weren't more cute pictures of her Pug ;)
AnnaFilly More than 1 year ago
Heather Baird is a brilliant baker. Her recipes are easy, fun, full of color, and SO delicious ! If you have a passion for baking, I dare you to not only try all of these recipes, but come up with your own as well!! This book will have you open up to your inner artist and be creative. These recipes are incredible, I can't wait to try them all!
Madsgal More than 1 year ago
You will truly be inspired. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Culinarymom More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book that now stays on my baking counter. It is a true "go to" for your baking needs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One word, PERFECT! Easy to follow recipes with clear pictures, truly an amazing book. Its full of creative, original ideas, anyone can give it a try .
csmmom More than 1 year ago
I love this book and the wonderful pictures that go with it! I can't wait to start using it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book in store, and when I went to pick it up, I bought it, went outside the store, and the binding failed and the book split down the middle! I promptly returned the book for a full refund. Such a shame the manufacturing was shotty. I was looking forward to it too...