January 23rd

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Sprinkle Bakes


Sprinkle Bakes – Dessert Recipes to Inspire your Inner Artist
By: Heather Baird

Want to take your baking to the next level?? How about making it art. That’s what author of Sprinkle Bakes Heather Baird has in mind. In addition to being a baker, Baird is also a food blogger, painter and photographer. With her help you can make some amazing desserts from scratch that will be sure to impress!

Best of the Book
I love so much about this book. The way the recipes are organized (by colour, sculpture, blank canvases and more), the photos and the instructions. Easy to follow and full of lots of information for the beginner and non-artist (such as myself) this book makes even the most beautiful creation feel like it is within reach. I also love that all the recipes are from scratch and follow my two guidelines for dessert. Since I try not to eat it very often my desserts must be of high quality (no packet mix please), be tasty and beautiful. Finally! A book that delivers on all three… with a new spin on the beauty!

Needs Improvement
This probably isn’t going to be a book that you are going to reach for all the time. The dessert you are making might have to be for a special occasion in order to put in the extra effort it takes to make something like coconut sushi. But still, if you are artistic, or just like to play with your food this book is full of inspiration.

Target Audience
The target audience is definitely someone who likes a little fancy with their homemade lollipop, but not necessarily brimming with the artistic know how to do these recipes on their own.  The step by step guides and additional information mean no previous pastry skills are needed, though they could come in handy for some of the more advanced recipes.

Jodi Lariviere

Jodi Lariviere

Jodi has been blogging since January of 2008 with her first venture ‘Simply Fresh’ – a blog about the Ottawa food scene, local ingredients and other local foodies. She also contributes a food column to the Russell Villager and has begun her second blog, ‘Vegging for Two’, an expectant Mom’s guide to healthy eating. As a “friend in food” she writes Jodi’s Re-views covering cookbooks, health books and food fiction to keep learning about what’s going on out there in the beloved world of food! You can find Jodi by visiting her two blogs: Simply Fresh – www.simplyfreshottawa.com Vegging for Two – www.veggingfortwo.com Or via email: simplyfresh(at)live.com or Twitter (@SimplyFresh)


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