How in the world had I not known about SprinkleBakes Blog before I got this cookbook? I mean seriously. This Heather gal is ridonkulously talented. Not really sure what that word means, but according to my husband it means, like, way better that ridiculous. Not only is Heather’s blog freaking gorgeous, she makes some pretty outstanding sweet treats. And she just came out with a book.
When I first flipped through the book I thought I would ever be able to make anything from it. My lack of baking and decorating skill almost blinded me to just how amazing this book is. Just as I was ready to hand over the book to my more-talented sister-in-law, I decided to take one more peek. Aside from the pure eye candy in the book and completely unusual recipes, Heather also has tons of helpful tips throughout. For people like me. I can handle something like making icing. Decorating with it is still another story.
I can promise you that I don’t own any other cookbooks, especially of the baking variety, that include chapters on sculpture. One of the reasons that I am so drawn to Heather, and am now an avid follower of her blog, is that she is a true artist. I’m guessing she could knock out some pretty insane art on a canvas. But how awesome is it that her works of art are made of sugar!?! And she shares her techniques with us. I’m just going to pretend that these sections that are a little out of my league are a magazine where I can gaze at the pretty, pretty pictures and not be expected to take any action.
I mean! How fun does that recipe sound? I may attempt something like this if I had a baking spotter with me in the kitchen. This is one of the most gorgeous cookbooks that I own and it is super informative while being completely inspiring. This would make a great gift for your girlfriend who is awesome in the kitchen and has a playful side to her. I’m sure upon reading this book they would want to step their game up even more. And I’m not telling you when, because I don’t want you to hold me to it, but I’m going to try my hand at making some meringue. I just know I could nail it from the way Heather wrote the recipe. So am I the only one who didn’t know about her blog? The styling of her posts is is my favorite!
*I was sent a copy of this cookbook for review with no other compensation. All opinions are mine. This book is so pretty!