The Sweetapolita Bakebook: 75 Fanciful Cakes, Cookies & More to Make & Decorate by Rosie Alyea is one delicious tome! Literally, there is not one recipe in the entire book that doesn’t look delectable. Each recipe is introduced with a backstory about it’s inception and why they made it into the book. The recipes themselves are incredibly easy to follow even for the most complex of cakes.
The book would be perfect for anyone who likes to bake or wants to learn from more about baking exquisite cakes from an expert. It is clear that Rosie Alyea is an incredibly talented baker one that inspires you to challenge yourself and one that is so passionate, I am sure you can even taste it. What I love about this book is that my daughter came home from school and saw it and immediately sat down and poured over the pages, every few pages saying ooo mommy can we make this one?
When she got to the section about cookies, she actually squeeled when she saw the water color cookies and the mask cookies. What I do know, is that when her birthday comes she is going to once again pour over the pages of this book looking for her perfect birthday cake; and I know that whichever one she ends up deciding on I will be able to create because of the masterfully crafter recipes and instructions.
I was so inspired by the cover image I had to learn more, I had no idea that these awesome pens even existed before reading Rosie’s book, I think I need some of these to add to my repertoire.Gourmet Writer Food Decorator Pens, Assorted Colors, Set of 10.
One thing I feel compelled to mention is that the design of this book is spectacular. It is incredibly visually pleasing, just like Rosie’s blog. The little touches make this book absolute perfection: turquoise, pink and white polka dots, the design of the book is by Rae Ann Spitzenberger and let me tell you it is lovely.
If you like what you’ve seen in this post and haven’t had a chance to check out Rosie’s blog Sweetapolita, I recommend that be your next stop. She has amazing things on her blog here is just a little sample of what you will find. (Just like her bakebook, incredibly visually pleasing…are you smitten yet?)
Note: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. However, this book is AWESOME, and the opinions expressed are my own.