Sunday, July 10, 2011



Last fall during the book tour, I visited a bunch of cupcake bakeries and sweet shops in just about every city I passed through. Miette was one of my favorites in San Francisco. If you get a chance, make sure to give them a visit.

They have two locations. One in the Ferry Building and one on Octavia Street. They also have one in Oakland and another opening later this year in Larkspur, California.


In San Francisco, the one on Octavia Street is bigger than the Ferry building location, but both are just as cute as can be.


I loved the colors and the display of sweets. So did Julie.


Everywhere you turn are the cutest treats with adorable packaging.


Lovely macarons.


Panna Cotta and Pots de Creme.


Little cakes.


Lots of little cakes. Miette is known for their sweets of smaller scale.

These are all 6 inch cakes which makes them even more charming.


And check out their cupcakes. Beautiful!


Miette recently released a cookbook filled with recipes of their signature sweets.

Pretty awesome.


And pretty cute. I love the scalloped pages.


It ties in beautifully with the shop accents.


See. Same cupcakes.

But that’s not all.


Marshmallows. I must make some soon.


Crackers and cookies.


Tarts and tartlettes. I just want to sink my teeth right in. Forget the fork.



And cakes.


I made the Tomboy Cake. So good. It’s made with chocolate and cocoa.

And I must say, it feels good to feel like baking again.

Here’s the Tomboy Cake Recipe straight from the book, courtesy of my and Miette’s publisher, Chronicle Books.

But that’s not all.


This book is just so cute that I thought I’d give you guys a chance to win a copy.

And because most people don’t already own 6 X 3 inch pans, I’m giving away two straight and two contour pans so you can make all the little Miette cakes you want. I’m also including some tartlet pans in case you don’t have any of those handy either.

To enter for a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post and answer the following question.

  • What was the last cookbook you acquired or what is the next cookbook you can’t wait to get your hands on?
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 pm ET. Sorry, time’s up. Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Tuesday evening.

Good Luck!

Giveaway sponsored by me.

Okay, time to announce the winner of this cute little cookbook and petite pans.

The winner is comment #2636

miette-winnerCongratulations Pat! And guess what. I’m going to throw in a copy of Cake Pops for you, too.

Hope you enjoy them both. – Bakerella

Miette book photography © 2011

Christina Choi said...


July 12, 2011 07:49 PM
Malika Henderson said...

Just got “Red, White, and Greens,” Faith Willinger’s book about Italian vegetable cooking.

July 12, 2011 07:49 PM
Briana Courtney said...

The last cookbook I received was The Sweet Little Book of Cupcakes. The next cookbook I can’t wait to get my hands on is the Miette Cookbook you are giving up for adoption. I hope I’ll be that book’s new parent! Haha, Thx.

July 12, 2011 07:51 PM
sorcha said...

The last cookbook I acquired was Whoopie Pies by Sarah Billingsley and Antonis Achilleos (delightful) and one I can’t wait to get a good look at is Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pie by Mollie Cox Bryan & Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant & Bakery

July 12, 2011 07:53 PM
Gabrielle said...

I’ve never owned a cookbook in my life, but now is the time to start! I would love to have that Miette Cookbook. Thanks so much!

July 12, 2011 07:57 PM
rebecca newson said...

The last cookbook I received was my cake pops cook book! I might need to get the Miette one as well now

July 12, 2011 07:57 PM
Melissa Morie said...

Love your blog! The last cookbook I purchased was Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes and the next one I hope to purchase is your cakepop book. I’ve tried several of the ones off of your blog but would love to have the book so I can try ALL of them!!! I hope this was in time for the contest but if not at least you know you have one more supporter! :)

July 12, 2011 07:58 PM
Aimee said...

So glad you are feeling better!

The last cookbook I got was Eating with the Seasons by Hana Newcomb. I got it through the CSA I enrolled us in this year!

July 12, 2011 07:58 PM
Ivette said...

Last book I bought was hello cupcakes. love the amazing ideas so quiet simples, now im going for cake pops from Bakerella, love the cutes cake pops and want to make them pretty ones, now love how looks Miettes ones so absolutly go to my wishlist. :)

July 12, 2011 08:01 PM
Haley said...

That book looks sooooo cute!! I love fresh ideas for sweet treats!

July 12, 2011 08:09 PM
Chanelle said...

Last cook book I got was Sugarbaby. I would love to win this book for my next cookbook. :)

July 12, 2011 08:09 PM
emily w said...

hope i’m not too late! the last cookbook i purchased/read was “Off the Eaten Path”. please enter me in the give-away, thanks!

July 12, 2011 08:11 PM
Marilyn said...

The last cookbook I purchased was The Perfect Scoop…homemade icecream.

July 12, 2011 08:12 PM
Lainey said...

The last cookbook I got was the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook and I have just finished University, so finally have time to make some delicious treats from it! I have my eye on “Hello Cupcake” as the decorations in it are fantastic!! :) x

July 12, 2011 08:21 PM
Kelsey said...

I got Pioneer woman’s (because of YOU!) and also Cake pops!

July 12, 2011 08:21 PM
Lisa M. said...

Last got Pioneer Woman’s cookbook!!! Love it!

July 12, 2011 08:22 PM
Kim said...

i actually bought your cake pops book! :D

July 12, 2011 08:23 PM
Jane said...

The last cookbook I bought was “The Southern Plate”. I love yours too and PW’s too. And I would love to add this one to my collection. Love the scalloped edges! Thanks for the chance to win it.

July 12, 2011 08:25 PM
sami said...

I bought myself ‘Apples for Jam’ last week and it is wonderful, the recipes are organised by colour!
And my lovely boyfriend bought me a Womans Weekly recipe book of squares and slices. I think he wants me to make him a mint chocolate slice ;)

July 12, 2011 08:25 PM
Cece said...

Glad to hear you have the desire to bake again!! It is great to have you back posting delicious recipes!

You are in my prayers for your continued recovery.

July 12, 2011 08:29 PM
Ana said...

The last cookbook I bought was Bakerella’s Cake Pops :) and i have been wanting Pioneer Woman’s cookbook, I’ve herd it’s wonderful <3

July 12, 2011 08:30 PM
Jackie Ashcroft said...

The last cook book I bought was one arranged by family, so it has some great dear-to-my-heart recipes. Miette is definitely going on my wish-list!

July 12, 2011 08:33 PM
Merenie said...

The last cookbook I bought focuses on Asian cuisine.

July 12, 2011 08:34 PM
Jessica DeWitt said...

i have been getting into “Discovering Brunch” by Ruth MacPherson. it’s ƒrom the seventies but i would love to make mini things ƒor brunches! Thanks!

July 12, 2011 08:39 PM
Nicole Burris said...

Since I am prepping for our 4th child who should arrive any minute AND for the up coming school year with now 2 children attending … I have not had the funds to buy much of anything for myself.

However, to answer your question, the last cookbook I bout was a cookie decorating book about 2 years ago … I am hoping to get YOURS for my birthday on the 26th of this month and winning this giveaway would be ANOTHER PERFECT gift.

July 12, 2011 08:39 PM
Kristin A. said...

I’d love to win this set! I visited Miette at the Ferry Landing when I was in SF for the Fancy Food Show in January and i could have spent all day in there looking around. I wanted to try everything!

July 12, 2011 08:40 PM
Stephanie said...

The last cookbook I just bought was called The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook. Because I’m kind of lazy and I’m hoping I can cook my whole meal with just my rice cooker!

July 12, 2011 08:43 PM
Michelle Wells said...

The last cookbook I purchased was the bakerella cookbook. One cookbook I would like to be made and published is a cookbook of recipes from sweetapolita.

July 12, 2011 08:43 PM
Marie said...

The last cookbook I got was The Big Orange Cookbook

July 12, 2011 08:44 PM
Destini said...

Cake Love

July 12, 2011 08:46 PM
kalah said...

love the scalloped pages too!

July 12, 2011 08:47 PM
Kendal Clark said...

the next book i have my eye on is called Bake; an essential guide..and this one of course :P

July 12, 2011 08:49 PM
Jess said...

I purchased the Baking from my home to yours Dorie Greenspan

July 12, 2011 08:51 PM
MaryO said...

I just got a Sandra Lee cookbook from a friend today. I’d like my next cookbook to be something fun for my daughter!

July 12, 2011 08:54 PM
Heather said...

What’s new cupcake was the last cook book that i just had to have…and I got it for Christmas!! now i am adding the Miette one to my list!!

July 12, 2011 08:56 PM
Darlene Bond said...

Can’t remember the last cookbook. How sad is that?

July 12, 2011 08:58 PM
Whitney said...

The last cookbook I purchased was one of the Pastry Queen cookbooks by Rebecca Rather. Great recipes!

July 12, 2011 08:58 PM
Casey-ann said...

Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights by Sophie Dahl. I have the biggest crush on her and i cant wait for her new book out in a few months.

July 12, 2011 08:59 PM
Nancy said...

My last book I acquired was CAKE POPS by you wohooo it was given to me as a graduation gift last week !!!! And the next cook book I want to have is Miette!!! Hahahaha after seeing the amazing pictures you just posted, I WANT ONW!!!

July 12, 2011 09:02 PM
Jessica said...

The last cookbook was given to me and that was The Pioneer Woman cooks. Love it and use it often. The next will probably be for cakes

July 12, 2011 09:05 PM
Mary said...

The Pioneer Woman, which I use all the time. Love it! My next one is yours and then the Miette.

July 12, 2011 09:06 PM
Margaret said...

All Cakes Considered

I <3 this cookbook – great cakes combined with great stories! It also is fit for any baker novice or advanced!

July 12, 2011 09:09 PM
Deborah Binder said...

I just bought Deep Dark Chocolate by Sara Perry. I can’t wait to buy your next book!

July 12, 2011 09:10 PM
Mrs Nielson said...

the last cookbook i got (as a gift) pioneer woman. love it! would love this one too.

July 12, 2011 09:10 PM
Holly said...

The last cookbook I bought was a crockpot one from my school’s. It was a fundraiser and the crockpot is a perfect way to cook in the summer heat.

July 12, 2011 09:12 PM
Kelly Robinson said...

I just got the Martha Stewart cupcake cookbook and can’t wait to start baking!

July 12, 2011 09:16 PM
LaDonna said...

I bought your cookbook and then The Pioneer Woman’s Cookbook.I can see me purchasing the Miette cookbook.

July 12, 2011 09:19 PM
Sarah H said...

Super Natural Everyday– that’s a cookbook I want. The last one I bought was Farmer John’s Cookbook. I highly recommend it.

July 12, 2011 09:24 PM
mbbored said...

I want Julia Child’s cookbook in the worst way possible.

July 12, 2011 09:30 PM
Stephanie said...

I actually think the last cookbook I got was yours! Was either that or the Bouchon!

July 12, 2011 09:31 PM
Keshet Starr said...

What a fun bakery! I just bought a Kosher by Design book:)

July 12, 2011 09:32 PM
Amy said...

The last one I got was PW’s. I’d love to get one of yours next – I failed miserably at my last cakepop attempt :o)

July 12, 2011 09:33 PM
Mary N. said...

i bought a vietnamese cookbook! i love their bakery also!

hope you are doing better bakerella!

July 12, 2011 09:34 PM
Arielle said...

My friend just gifted me Southern Living’s Big Book of Cupcakes for my birthday! We’re both looking forward to trying out new recipes and decorating ideas! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

July 12, 2011 09:42 PM
Krista Dolan said...

Just bought the bread bible and next will be PW’s!

July 12, 2011 09:44 PM
Emily said...

I recently acquired all of my mother’s cookbooks and can’t wait to check them out! The last cookbook I purchased though was Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc when he did a book signing tour.

July 12, 2011 09:44 PM
Melinda said...

I usually get recipes and ideas from online websites like yours so I havent gotten around to buying a cookbook! but this one looks great, its so cute

i would love to get it!

July 12, 2011 09:45 PM
Amy said...

This may sound cheesy but the last cookbook I bought was actually your Cake Pops book just a few days ago at Target!! I recently found your website through a recommendation from a friend and have been hooked ever since!! I absolutely love to bake and I love your website, it is so inspirational!! And… I am going to make your red velvet cake balls for a BBQ this weekend!! :) I can’t say that I have a specific cookbook in mind that I can’t get my hands on… but anything for baking is right up my alley!

July 12, 2011 09:46 PM
Mary said...

i want this one next!! it looks amazing

my last one was a vietnamese cookbook :)

July 12, 2011 09:47 PM
Sarah said...

last purchased cookbook was “Beyond the Great Wall: Recipies and Travels in the Other China” by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid. AMAZING stuff in there! And looks like my next purchase needs to be this Miette book because making desserts is my favorite!!!

July 12, 2011 10:39 PM
Kristina said...

How is it that I always miss your contests? lol
Everytime I come on here I will have missed the entry deadline by like 2 hours. I have the worst timing!
While I’m here though, I may as well post something. I just want to say that your my favorite lady ever. Before you and your cake pops I don’t recall ever baking before and enjoying it. Since you came along I’ve been a little non-stop baker and even started a little from home cake/cupcake business. It’s totally become my favorite pastime and I have you and your awesome ideas to thank for that. Your recipes and your creativeness are truly incredible. YOUR incredible. Thanks for the inspiration!

July 13, 2011 12:08 AM
Joy said...

The store is super cute and the cook book looks great.

July 13, 2011 01:16 AM
Silvia said...

What a lovely bakery!!!

July 13, 2011 08:05 AM
lulu said...

wow, those look incredibly tasty ^^ *drools*.

ps: i’ve nerver. ever. ever. eveeerrrr seen so many commenters (in my WHOLE life… tun tuntun taaaa!)

i <3 your blog… but i think you guessed

July 13, 2011 10:09 AM
Brooke said...

I bought Tartine’s Bread book. I LOVE to bake bread and really love cookbooks!

July 13, 2011 04:28 PM
Deborah said...

HELLO! I just saw this current blog! I JUST bought this book! I am so looking forward to using it and it wont be long. My daughter’s birthday is just around the corner! I need to know where I can purchase the pans as I missed the deadline to win them! YOU are awesome! Thanks for the many great blogs and ideas! Deborah

July 13, 2011 04:32 PM
Guadalupe Zimmermann said...

I love this book!

July 14, 2011 08:37 AM
Riah R said...

My husband saw this on your site (he knows I love this site!) and gave the Miette Cookbook to me for my birthday! Can’t wait to try it out :)

July 14, 2011 07:49 PM
aussiemarina said...

congrats pat………..enjoy your new goodies………especially bakerella’s cake pop book…’s just the cutest thing ever!

July 15, 2011 02:08 AM
Anneka said...

I can’t wait to try the Tomboy Cake – it looks amazing!

I’m a bit confused by the vanilla buttercream instructions though it looks as if they might have repeated a step? Step two says add the sugar syrup once the egg whites form soft peaks and then the next step says to add the sugar syrup again?

July 15, 2011 03:42 PM
Gina said...

I’m so excited to hear that they are going to be opening a store in Larkspur! That’s even closer to my home in Sonoma County!!

July 15, 2011 07:35 PM
Sweet Sarah said...

You’re so kind hearted! I jist adore you!

July 15, 2011 08:19 PM
Anonymous said...

it’s just good to see you posting/baking again :) missed your sweet brand of humor

July 15, 2011 11:36 PM
Venus Flytrap Inc. said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy. Bakerella, you are not helping my diet one bit!

July 16, 2011 04:52 PM
Sarah said...

I had the great opportunity of visiting Miette last spring while I was on vacation. I LOVED it! I tried the old-fashioned cupcake and it was outstanding. I’m hoping to recieve the cookbook for Christmas this year!

July 17, 2011 06:15 PM
Raven Elise Hernandez said...

Oh man, I just discovered this website today. D: I love to bake.

July 17, 2011 06:37 PM
Marley said...

After reading this on your website I went to check out the book in my local bookstore and while I want it so bad, your readers (especially the ones trying to make that buttercream) might want to know that there are a LOT of errors in the book. Here’s a list that the editor has released:

For the buttercream, ignore the first time it tells you to pour the syrup in. You don’t want to do that until it is at the higher temperature!

July 18, 2011 01:43 PM
Kelsey said...

How funny, I was just there at the Ferry building the day after you posted this! :) Their cupcakes were yuuuummy~

July 18, 2011 06:03 PM
Whitney said...

The last recipe/cake book that I purchased was CakePops!!

July 19, 2011 05:01 PM
Jem of the South said...

What a charming bakery! I already see a sampler package that I plan to order. :-)

July 24, 2011 12:04 AM
Melody Lantin said...

I love Miette…I’m not an actual baker but I have learned so much from Meg Ray when I attended her 3-day class.

July 25, 2011 02:19 AM
Nancy said...

So, I adore this little bakery. I didn’t know she had a cookbook until your post and immediately ordered the book. I read later about all the typos in the book. It was an easy fix. I just went to Chronicle and printed off the list and just wrote them in the cookbook. Today I get an email stating because of the large amount of errors, they will be printing a corrected edition in October, and they will be sending me a new revised addition for free at that time. I’m impressed!!

July 28, 2011 07:59 PM
Emily C said...

I just wanted to thank you for posting about this place! I moved out west about 2 years ago and hadn’t made it out to San Francisco until about 4 days after your posting! I was able to go to the Ferry Building and I was in heaven. Of course I had to get the gingerbread cupcake and it was amazing! Rekindled the desire to experiment with flavors and get back in the kitchen! Thank you so much!

August 3, 2011 03:57 AM
Carol Harlig said...

There are lots of errors in the Miette book which will be reprinted in October. Amazon is currently sending out “correction sheets” and will send those who purchased it free copies of the new book in October.

August 3, 2011 10:45 AM
Liz said...

I bought bakerella’s new book and boy did it open my eyes on cake pops, balls, etc. My sister and I will soon be opening our cupcake shop in Bonner Springs, Ks. We will be the first and this book will really help. I do have a question about books. I need to develop fondant decorations for the top of cupcakes for every occasion. I have never worked with fondant. I started cake decorating in the early 70′s and I only learned about buttercream and royal icing. Which book would be a good beginers book for fondant decorations? I saw one that was fondant bible or something like that . Have any of you some idea what would be good.



August 16, 2011 04:03 PM
Yajayra Gonzalez said...

Just received my miette book I ordered on Amazon. Totally in love with it, can’t wait to try these recipes.

October 25, 2011 12:31 PM
Grace (Age, 9, suprise!) said...

I have a cake pops book, I bought it at Wal-Mart for 20 bucks.

October 30, 2011 02:46 PM
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December 16, 2011 03:09 AM
Susan said...

Great site! Would you remember how high to fill batter in each 6″x 3″ round for the Tomboy?

March 10, 2012 09:10 PM
marissa said...

i love miette! we ordered a lot of their cakes for our wedding instead of a big huge one and they were a hit. they taste so good and are so pretty yet simple. doing it this way we always are able to order one of their cakes for our anniversary and get to relive our wedding again (or anytime of the year actually!)

April 11, 2012 04:33 PM
Maryanna said...

Last cookbook I got was Malouf by Greg and Lucy Malouf… Best modern Lebanese/ mediterranean cookbook to date…. Love his stuff and yours to! Miette looks awesome!

June 25, 2012 07:03 PM
Ling Buhay said...

my sister gave me miette’s cookbook and i love it! photos are inspiring, directions are clear and more importantly, the cakes taste divine!

September 27, 2012 02:34 AM
Amanda said...

This is an interesting ceocnpt! I struggle finding recipes for one or two people and happened upon your website from a comment you made in someone else’s blog. Let me ask you, do these recipes freeze well in the event I wanted to make some ahead of time? Love, love, love this idea!!Namaste,Donna

December 19, 2012 05:01 PM
stopik said...

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oc said...

ciasta niesamowite

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