How can you not be tickled by a name like “SprinkleBakes”? Our current Book of the Month, SprinkleBakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist, is probably one of the sweetest cookbooks ever. Author Heather Baird, of the award-winning blog, creates more than just delectable delights. Her desserts are works of art, statements of perception. They’re as surprising as they are delicious! Read on to find out how you could win a copy.
SprinkleBakes is a beautifully photographed cookbook that’s as fun to page through as from which to create masterpieces. I’m especially fond of the Sweet Coconut Sushi, and will be making that myself. Creating cookies that look like foods that are so-not-like cookies is such a cool idea! There’s also a rainbow of info on how to make ordinary baked goods extraordinary, like color wheels, construction techniques, and tool lists.
When one of my fellow writers, Julianne, learned that we were getting Heather’s book, she excitedly declared that she’d bake the book’s mushroom-shaped cookies. Don’t be fooled by their appearance — these cookies are crumbly and sweet!
If you decide you must try these fantastical treats, Julie suggests making sure your dough feels like Play-Doh. If it’s dry, just add a little more melted butter. Yes, these sweets include melted butter. They also require you to shape them into the form of button mushrooms, and Julie cleverly used a wine bottle lip as a tool to form the stem. Despite their structure, Julie says that these are amazingly easy to make! That’s right — you can do it! They’re super dense and rich, so enjoy one at a time with a mug of tea or coffee.
As if things couldn’t get any cuter, you must check out the trailer for this book. All I’ll say is, there’s a pug in it. You know how we love our pugs.
Want to experience the culinary cuteness in person? Answer our discussion question below, and you could win a copy of SprinkleBakes!
How do you make an everyday meal extraordinary?
- You have until Thursday, May 24, 2012, to participate.
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