The Sweetapolita Bakebook: 75 Fanciful Cakes, Cookies, And More To Decorate

by Rosie Alyea

Appetite by Random House | April 7, 2015 | Trade Paperback

The Sweetapolita Bakebook: 75 Fanciful Cakes, Cookies, And More To Decorate is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

Paint, doodle, and sprinkle your way to stunning one-of-a-kind sweets.
 
The world of Sweetapolita is sparkly and sprinkly and charming as can be, with 75 recipes for everything from pretty homemade cookies to decadent layer cakes. But what really sets these treats apart are interactive designs that let everyone in on the fun of decorating: Painted Mini Cakes are served with edible "paint" for guests to personalize at the table, the fondant-covered tiered Chalk-a-Lot cake is paired with homemade edible "chalk," and Rainbow Doodle cookies are made for kids to go to town on with edible markers.
 
Rosie Alyea, the creator of the Sweetapolita blog, frolics in flour and frosting, and she loves to get her two young daughters involved, too. The pages of her debut book are full of playful ideas that will inspire creativity in bakers of all levels—including a recipe for making sprinkles at home and numerous ways to showcase them, such as the Sprinkle-Me-Silly Pizza with rainbow jimmies and nonpareils galore.
 
With 75 full-color photographs of cookies, cakes, and more plus step-by-step technique tutorials, The Sweetapolita Bakebook will change the way bakers decorate, while entertaining every kid—and kid-at-heart.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 10.51 × 8.58 × 0.54 in

Published: April 7, 2015

Publisher: Appetite by Random House

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0449016269

ISBN - 13: 9780449016268

Found in: Baking and Desserts

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This woman knows how to make a cake! Great recipes for cakes and icings, and a great resource list. I bake a lot of cakes (recreationally for my family) and this is now my go-to book for cake making. I have finally found a decent white cake recipe--and, trust me, I have spent years looking!!! And the swiss butter cream icing? Fabulous--for me much easier than the French version and just as good.
Date published: 2016-01-23

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The Sweetapolita Bakebook: 75 Fanciful Cakes, Cookies, And More To Decorate

The Sweetapolita Bakebook: 75 Fanciful Cakes, Cookies, And More To Decorate

by Rosie Alyea

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 10.51 × 8.58 × 0.54 in

Published: April 7, 2015

Publisher: Appetite by Random House

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0449016269

ISBN - 13: 9780449016268

From the Publisher

Paint, doodle, and sprinkle your way to stunning one-of-a-kind sweets.
 
The world of Sweetapolita is sparkly and sprinkly and charming as can be, with 75 recipes for everything from pretty homemade cookies to decadent layer cakes. But what really sets these treats apart are interactive designs that let everyone in on the fun of decorating: Painted Mini Cakes are served with edible "paint" for guests to personalize at the table, the fondant-covered tiered Chalk-a-Lot cake is paired with homemade edible "chalk," and Rainbow Doodle cookies are made for kids to go to town on with edible markers.
 
Rosie Alyea, the creator of the Sweetapolita blog, frolics in flour and frosting, and she loves to get her two young daughters involved, too. The pages of her debut book are full of playful ideas that will inspire creativity in bakers of all levels—including a recipe for making sprinkles at home and numerous ways to showcase them, such as the Sprinkle-Me-Silly Pizza with rainbow jimmies and nonpareils galore.
 
With 75 full-color photographs of cookies, cakes, and more plus step-by-step technique tutorials, The Sweetapolita Bakebook will change the way bakers decorate, while entertaining every kid—and kid-at-heart.

About the Author

ROSIE ALYEA trained in Cake & Confection Design at the Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts in Toronto. She established herself as a savvy entrepreneur with the creation of Cake Beauty, a popular dessert-themed line of natural bath and body products before going on to found Sweetapolita.com. She has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Reader's Digest, Martha Stewart Living online, Huffington Post, People.com, and The Kitchn.

Editorial Reviews

“I have been so excited for Rosie’s book, and it is every bit as magical as I had imagined it would be. From the first chapter beginning with homemade sprinkles (YAY!), to her charming ideas and stunning layered cakes, The Sweetapolita Bakebook is filled with wonder and whimsy that’s sure to delight your buttercream dreams.” —Angie Dudley, New York Times Bestselling Author of Cake Pops   “Rosie seems to see the world through a magical haze of sprinkles, delicate pastel frostings, and the captivating smiles of her gorgeous little girls. She lends a unique creativity, charm, wit and impeccable grace to the world of baking. This book is an absolute delight and a must buy for every level of baker!” —Amanda Rettke, blogger of I Am Baker and author of Surprise-Inside Cakes   “Rosie’s stunning baked goods consistently blow my mind. Not only are her recipes top-notch, but the whimsical beauty that comes along with each cake and cookie and fluffy stick of cotton candy is one-of-a-kind. Her authenticity and style are something I’ve admired for years. I can’t wait to share her book with everyone I know—and that Campfire Deluxe Cake is the first on my list to make!” —Jessica Merchant, author of Seriously Delish   “The beauty of Rosie’s cakes (and other baked goods) is that they are infused with a sly intelligence and wit rarely seen in the baking world. They are beautiful and sublime, but also subversive in a Willy Wonka madness sort of way. And if you don’t love life just a little bit m
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