Sarah and I had a big day of Christmas shopping this week and now have lots of gift wrapping to do. We love to buy books as gifts – there is such a huge range of titles available and you can usually find the perfect book that suits the interests of your recipient. Today we are reviewing 6 titles that will be perfect for the Bakers, Cake Decorators, and Cooks on your Christmas Gift List! (You may even want to treat yourself!)
Macarons, Cupcakes & Cake Pops by Mia Öhrn is a gorgeous book full of pretty and colourful treats to bake for your next celebration. The book is beautifully presented with lovely photography and has an amazing array of sweet and delicious desserts. It includes a helpful Macaron School which guides you through the techniques needed to create these lovely morsels. Macaron flavours included: passion-fruit, blackcurrant, lime and mint, and many more. Cupcake varieties included: rocky road, candy cane, coconut and passion fruit, and more. There is a lovely range of cake pops to make, as well as cookies, fudge cups, brownies, madeleines, whoopie pies and other delicious treats. If you love to bake, you are bound to find plenty of inspiration in this beautiful title. The hard part will be deciding which treat to bake first!
Format: Hardback, 84 pages
Macarons, Cupcakes and Cake Pops is available from Booktopia.
SprinkleBakes, Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist, by Heather Baird is brimming with creative treats to make your next dessert really shine! Written by the author of the SprinkleBakes blog, it allows you to unleash your inner artist to create desserts that look and taste like works of art. Using your imagination, and techniques of sculpting, application of colour theory, drawing and painting techniques, you can put your own creative twist on your blank canvas of cookies, cakes, and candies. SprinkleBakes is full of beautiful photos that guide you, step by step, through many of the processes. What we love about this book, is that it includes many original and creative ideas and techniques so you can put your own spin on many desserts. It will change the way to look at recipes and is would make a great gift for bakers with a passion for art.
Publisher: Sterling Epicure
Format: Paperback, 276 pages
SprinkleBakes is available from Booktopia.
Check out the Google Preview at Booktopia for more images. Also available from Can Do Books.
Cake Craft Made Easy, Step-by-Step Sugarcraft Techniques for 16 Vintage Inspired Cakes by Fiona Pearce is the perfect volume for anyone wanting to master essential cake decorating techniques from buttercream piping to royal icing stencilling. The book includes links to 12 online cake decorating videos to guide you through the more complex processes. Each of the 16 Vintage inspired cakes includes loads of step by step photographs and tips to guide you through the process and to instruct you in cake decorating skills. This is a lovely book for anyone wanting to learn cake decorating so you can create beautiful cakes for special occasions.
Format: Paperback, 128 Pages
Publisher: David & Charles
Cake Craft Made Easy is available from Can Do Books and Booktopia.
The Soupmaker’s Kitchen is available from Booktopia.
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