A little over a year ago as we were gathered in a restaurant a catch up and review, Sarah as in Maison Cupcake announced that she was going to slow her blogging activity down for the next 6 months. "oh! you are pregnant" somebody said, can't remember who, but I do remember that we all smiled. Not only Sarah is a brilliant blogger but she is also a wonderful mum.
"No", smiles disappeared, that sounded serious, "It's still very hush, hush, I have been approached by a publisher, I am writing a book". Smiles came back, "oh! a Maison Cupcake, Yippee" The restaurant review was momentarily forgotten, forks came down, question time.....
Three month later, Sarah was posting again, the bulk of her baking and decorating book had been completed though lots of other stuff remained until pub. day. May be in the old days, everything was done by the the publishing house but nowadays a lot of the publicity is left to the author.
Sarah being Sarah, she came up with some ingenious ways of attracting people's attention to baking in general and to Bake Me I’m Yours… Sweet Bitesize Bakes in particular. We were invited to join in in a postal bake swap, Pebble Soup went as far as pipping for the first time, the Almond and Rose kisses were a thrilling result.
Then it was time for a launch party, so we could see and eat some of the mini treats, All the chapters were there looking too gorgeous to eat
Whoppie pies, cake pops, biscuits and more all decorated, pipped, sugar pasted, royal iced this possibly isn't a word but you know what I mean, with traditional flowers and bows or more modern and themed.
All the techniques are explained in the book and the best thing is that I got not one but two so we can share. And you too can enjoy a book which is a cross between a coffee-table thanks to its superb photography and an easy guide to simple and comprehensive baking and decorating for some of the trendiest yet traditional sweet small treats.
To buy a copy of Sarah's book use either of the following links : http://www.rucraft.co.uk/bake-Sweet bite size + sarah