Pick Your Mix!

What’s your sweet style? Cakes, bread, confections, cute? What do you guys love or want to learn how to bake?

Check out the 10 books below and pick a mix of your favorite five to be entered for a chance to win them! FUN!!!

 

Surprise-Inside Cakes
Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – with a little something extra inside
by Amanda Rettke
Photography by Susan Powers

These whimsical cakes are as cute on the inside as they are on the out. The step-by-step photos will inspire you to get creative with layers of cake.

 

Sweet Paul Eat and Make
Charming Recipes + Kitchen Crafts You Will Love
by Paul Lowe
Photography by Alexandra Grablewski

If you love Sweet Paul’s blog and magazine then owning this book is a no-brainer. Beautifully photographed and full of comfort and charm, this one’s a real keeper.

 

 

 

Eat More Dessert
More than 100 simple-to-make & fun-to-eat Baked Goods from the baker to the stars
by Jenny Keller
Photography by KCB Photography

This book will make you want to fill your table with treats… and yes … eat more dessert! Jenny’s easy and adorable recipes are showcased in dessert tables like Spring Garden, Princess Tea Party, Down on the Farm, Vintage Baby and more.

 

 

Meringue Girls
Incredible Sweets Everbody Can Make
by Alex Hoffler and Stacey O’Gorman
Photography by David Loftus

I love how many different ways a basic meringue can be used to create decadent desserts and colorful confections. I made these meringue kisses from the book last week and they were way too fun!

 

 

Glorious Layered Desserts
by Glory Albin
Photography by Gene Chutka

Layers of sweets in small jars. I’m in. Pina Colada Cheesecake Mousse, Peach Raspberry Almond Trifle, and Brownie Bottom Coconut Cream Dessert are just a few of the sweets to get you started or use her basic recipes to mix and match and make your own combinations.

 

 

The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
Recipes and Stories from a Southern Revival
by Alex van Beuren and Dixie Grimes
Photography by Ed Anderson

This book makes me happy inside. It’s divided up into Breakfasts, Main, Sides, Soups for every Season, Spreads and Sandwich Fixings, Casseroles and of course Southern Sweet Thangs!  You’ll enjoy making this Mississippi Grocer’s best recipes.

 

Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
Deliciously Fun Party Ideas and Recipes from Seattle’s Prize Winning Cupcake Bakery
by Jennifer Shea
Photography by Rina Jordan

The famous Seattle cupcake bakery shares some of their most loved recipes along with basics for party themes and tips for entertaining.

 

 

Modern Pioneering
More Than 150 Recipes, Projects, and Skills for a Self-Sufficient Life
by Georgia Pellegrini
Photography by Georgia Pellegrini

Georgia is a friend of mine and she’s really outdone herself with her latest book. And while it isn’t focused on baking, it’s like an excite-o-pedia of fun projects and recipes to sharpen your skills. Besides red wine popsicles and beet marshmallows, there’s tips on gardening, making preserves, tapping your own watermelon keg and much more.

 

 

Pure Vanilla
Irresisible Recipes and Essential Techniques
by Shauna Sever
Photography by Leich Beisch

Okay, vanilla lovers, this book is for you. 80 recipes showcasing this beautiful flavor that usually takes a backseat to chocolate. You’ll fall in love with the Twinkie Bundt Cake, Vanilla Cloud Cake and I dare you not to make someone’s day with the Glazed Vanilla Bean Doughnuts.

 

 

Josey Baker Bread
Get Baking • Make Awesome Bread • Share the Loaves
by Josey Baker
Photography by Erin Kunkel

This step-by-step book would be great for the beginning bread baker. Josey Baker … yes his real name… starts you from scratch learning the basics and takes you on a journey through different types of flours to inspire you to have fun with bread.

 

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Pick Your Mix Giveaway for your favorite FIVE (5) books!

  • To be entered for a chance to win, just leave a comment on the blog with your favorite 5 books from the ones above.
  • That’s it. Easy peasy.
  • Deadline to enter is Thursday, May 29th at 7:00 pm ET. Sorry, Time’s Up! Winner Announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Thursday evening.

Good Luck!!!

* Amazon affiliate links included in this post.

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Okay … it’s time to announce the winner.

P.S. – I loved reading all your picks. It’s fun to see what people wish for. I just wish I had an easy way to tally everything up. I get so curious about these kind of things.

And the baking books go to Maggie! Congratulations. I think you’ll have tons of fun baking this summer.

 

 

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1,681 comments on “Pick Your Mix!”

  1. My top 5:
    Eat More Dessert
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    Modern Pioneering
    & The BTC Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook (look at that pie!)

  2. Josey Baker Bread, Trophy Cupcakes and Parties, The B.T.C Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook, Modern Pioneerinf, and Eat More Dessert

  3. I’d enjoy Glorious Layered Deserts, Pure Vanilla, Trophy Cupcakes + Parties, Merigue Girls, and Surprise Inside Cakes!

  4. My favorite books are: Pure vanilla, Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!, Eat More Dessert, Josey Baker Bread,
    The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook

  5. Pure Vanilla
    Eat More Dessert
    The BTC Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Eat & Make
    Meringue Girls

  6. Eat & Make, Eat More Desserts, Pure Vanilla, Josey Baker Bread and Modern Pioneering.

  7. Wow, how to choose. OK – Surprise Inside, BTC, cupcakes, vanilla.. Dang, already forgot the last one….

  8. All the books are great and the 5 books which piqued my interest are,
    – Surprise-Inside Cakes
    – Eat More Dessert
    – Meringue Girls
    – Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    – Pure Vanilla

  9. The 5 books which piqued my interest are
    – Surprise-Inside Cakes
    – Eat More Dessert
    – Meringue Girls
    – Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    – Pure Vanilla

  10. Surprise-Inside Cakes
    Josey Baker Bread
    Modern Pioneering
    Pure Vanilla
    Meringue Girls

  11. They all look amazing but I’d love:
    Sweet Paul Eat and Make
    Eat More Dessert
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Pure Vanilla
    :)

  12. My fav 5 are:
    Pure Vanilla
    Eat More Dessert
    Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    Sweet Paul Eat & Make
    Josey Baker Bread
    ??

  13. Trophy cupcakes and parties
    Eat more dessert
    Glorious layered dessert
    Pure vanilla
    Josey baker bread

  14. Modern Pioneering
    Pure Vanilla
    Meringue Girls
    BTC
    Josey!!

  15. Surprise Inside
    Eat more dessert
    Layered Desserts
    Meringue Girls
    Cupcakes & Parties

  16. Trophy cupcakes and parties
    Eat more dessert
    Glorious layered dessert
    Pure vanilla
    Josey baker bread

  17. Here are my 5 favorites:
    Surprise Inside Cakes
    Eat More Desserts
    Meringue Girls
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    Trophy Cupcakes and Parties

    Thanks!

  18. This was a tricky one, but…

    Surprise-inside cakes
    Meringue Girls
    Old-fashioned Grocery
    Modern Pioneering
    Josey Baker Bread

  19. I’m from the netherlands, so I hope that I can enter :)

    My top 5:

    -suprise inside cakes
    -glorious layered dessert
    -merengue girls
    -eat more dessert
    – btcp

  20. Top 5:
    Eat&Make
    Josey Baker Bread
    Modern Pioneering
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    Trophy Cupcakes and Parties

  21. Surprise-inside cakes
    Sweet Paul EAT & MAKE
    Trophy Cupcakes & Parties
    Merinque girls
    Pure Vanilla

  22. Wow! hard to pick…. I think Sweet Paul, Pure Vanilla, Eat More Dessert, Glorious Layered Desserts, Josey Baker Bread.

  23. My top 5 are:
    Sweet Paul Eat & Make
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    The BTC Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Eat More Dessert
    Josey Baker Bread

  24. The five that caught my eye are-

    Eat & Make
    Meringue Girls
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    The B.T.C. Cookbook
    Eat More Dessert

  25. Oh so much to choose! Well let’s see:
    “Eat More Dessert” because it looks great!
    “Trophy Cupcakes and Parties” as I love cupcakes.
    “Pure Vanilla” seems the most interesting book to me.
    “Glorious Layered Desserts” and “Josey Baker Bread” because they are a bit different.

  26. Surprise-inside cakes
    Sweet Paul EAT & MAKE
    Trophy Cupcakes & Parties
    Merinque girls
    Pure Vanilla

  27. Wow how nice! And greetings from the netherlands!

    -suprise inside a cake
    -merengue girls
    -glorious layered desserts
    – BTC
    – eat more dessert

  28. Surprise inside…meringue girls…Josey baker bread…pure vanilla…eat more desserts. 5 faves…can u tell I’m a carb lover?

  29. All of them are great but I choose:
    Pure Vanilla, Eat More Desserts, Trophy Cupcakes, Glorious Layered Desserts, Meringue Girls

  30. Eat&Make
    Josey Baker Bread
    Modern Pioneering
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    Trophy Cupcakes and Parties

  31. The 5 books I would like in my collection are;
    Pure Vanilla
    The BTC Old Fashioned Cookbook
    Modern Pioneering
    Josef Baker Bread
    Sweet Paul Eat & Make

  32. Meringue girls
    Glorious layered desserts
    Surprise inside cakes
    Eat more desert
    Trophy cupcakes and parties.
    Thanks for sharing love ready about new cookbooks

  33. Josey Baker Bread, Surprise Inside Cakes, Meringue Girls, The BTC Old-Fashioned Cookbook, and Pure Vanilla.

    They all sound awesome!

  34. Trophy Cupcakes and Parties
    Modern Pioneering
    Pure Vanilla
    Josey Baker Bread
    BTC Cookbook

  35. Pure Vanilla
    Cupcakes and Parties
    Eat More Dessert
    Glorious Layer Desserts
    Surprise Inside Cakes.
    Thanks Angie. You’re the best !!!

  36. My Favorite 5:
    Sweet Paul Eat and Make
    Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    Josey Baker Bread
    Eat More Dessert
    Pure Vanilla

  37. Meringue Girls
    The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Modern Pioneering
    Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    Sweet Paul Eat and Make

  38. Modern Pioneering
    Sweet Paul Eat&Make
    Modern Pioneering
    Meringue Girls
    Pure Vanilla

  39. Merveilleux … as we say in France !
    I choose unhesitatingly :
    * Surprise Inside Cakes
    * Pure Vanilla
    * Cupcakes and Parties
    * Glorieus Layer Cakes
    * Modern Pioneers

    Thanks !!
    Please just continue to marvel French readers !

  40. Eat More Dessert
    Meringue Girls
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    Josey Baker Bread

  41. surprise-inside cakes
    btc old fashioned grocery cookbook
    modern pioneering
    pure vanilla
    josey baker bread

  42. Eat more Dessert
    Glorious Layered Cake
    Pure Vanilla
    Josey Baker Bread
    Surprise Inside cakes

  43. How on earth are we meant to only choose five! They all look amazing!
    My top five would be:
    Meringue Girls
    Surprise Inside Cakes
    BTC Old Fashioned Grocery book
    Eat More Dessert
    and Trophy Cupcakes and Parties.

    Most of those books will be going on my wishlist anyway ;-)

  44. They are all great looking books, so it was hard to pick – but I would choose these 5:

    * Surprise-Inside Cakes
    * Sweet Paul Eat and Make
    * Meringue Girls
    * The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    * Josey Baker Bread

    Thanks for the great info and new folks to keep eyes out for!

  45. Ouaaah, they all look great, thanks :)
    My favorites:
    – Eat & Make
    – Glorious layered Desserts
    – The BTC
    – Modern Pioneering
    – Pure Vanilla

  46. Eat More Dessert, Cupcakes and Parties, Modern Pioneering, Pure Vanilla, Josey Baker Bread

  47. I would love to have:
    Glorious Layered Deserts
    Pure Vanilla
    Trophy Cupcakes & Parties
    Merigue Girls
    Surprise Inside Cakes

  48. Surprise Inside Cakes
    Meringue Girls
    Eat More Dessert
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    Josef Baker Bread

  49. Surprise inside Cakes, The BTC, Pure Vanilla, Glorious Layered Desserts and Eat more dessert

  50. I love books that aren’t just interesting to read but also pretty to look at. They all seem that way. Lovely. But my favrites are:
    – Modern Pioneering
    – Eat & Make
    – Eat More Dessert
    – The B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    – Josey Baker Bread

    Thanks so much for introducing these books to me. I will have to look out for them now. :)

  51. Here are my 5 favorites:
    Sweet Paul Eat and Make
    The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    Josey Baker Bread
    Eat More Dessert
    Thanks :)

  52. my favorite 5 are:
    B.T.C cookbook, Josey Baker bread, Eat and Make, Surprise inside cakes, and Modern Pioneering

  53. My favourite books are:
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    Pure Vanilla
    Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    Meringue Girls
    Eat More Dessert

  54. Eat More Desserts
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    Josey Baker Bread
    Modern Pioneering
    Surprise Inside Cakes

  55. Surprise Inside
    Sweet Paul
    Eat More Desserts
    Vanilla
    Meringue Girls

  56. I LOVE books! So hard to choose, but my favs are Surprise Inside Cakes, Eat More Dessert, Meringue Girls, The B.T.C. Cookbook and Josey Baker Bread. Now I feel the urge to bake something!

  57. That’s a bit difficult, but my top 5 are:
    -Surprise-Inside Cakes
    -Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    -Pure Vanilla
    -Eat More Dessert
    -Josey Baker Bread
    But… I expected to see your books in this list! :D

  58. My favorite 5 deliciousness in book form:
    -Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    -Meringue Girls
    -The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    -Sweet Paul Eat and Make
    -Eat More Dessert

  59. Pure Vanilla
    Eat & Make
    Modern Pioneering
    Josey Baker Bread
    Glorious Layered Desserts

  60. Surprise-inside cakes
    Sweet Paul EAT & MAKE
    Trophy Cupcakes & Parties
    Merinque girls
    Pure Vanilla
    Read more at http://www.bakerella.com/pick-your-mix/#TaUj7iwvtJaCDUbH.99

  61. Surprise-Inside Cakes
    The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Modern Pioneering
    Trophy cupcakes and parties
    Josey Baker Bread

    Thank you! :D

  62. My favorites are:
    Modern Pioneering
    Eat More Dessert
    The BTC Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Eat & Make
    Josey Baker bread

    Crossing fingers. =)

  63. These 5 would be awesome if i could add to my collection!

    -Surprise – Inside Cakes
    -Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    -Sweet Paul Eat and Make
    -Eat More Dessert

  64. > Surprise Inside Cakes
    > Pure Vanilla
    > Glorieus Layer Cakes
    > Josey Baker Bread
    > Modern Pioneers

  65. How awesome. My favorites:

    Glorious Layered Desserts
    The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Modern Pioneering
    Trophy cupcakes and parties
    Josey Baker Bread

    Yum! I’m inspired just looking at them.

  66. Surprise-Inside Cakes
    The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Sweet Paul Eat & Make
    Eat More Dessers
    Trophy Cupcakes and Parties

    These 5 would be GREAT if i could add to my collection!

  67. My favorite books are:
    The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Eat More Dessert
    Eat & Make
    Glorious Layer Cakes
    Modern Pioneering

    Although I would be happy to win any!!

  68. I didn’t know these cookbooks, but they are fantastic! I would like to order the first, and the secound… or all. Do you know where can I order it? (I live in Hungary, in Europe.)

  69. Oh my they all sound like wonderful books but I think
    EAT MORE CAKE
    GLORIOUS LAYERED DESSERTS
    CUPCAKES AND PARTIES
    PURE VANILLA
    JOSEY BAKER BREAD
    would have to be on my top five list…

  70. Surprise-Inside Cakes, Eat More Dessert, Glorious Layered Desserts, Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!, and Josey Baker Bread would be my choices. I’m big on making the desserts for our family parties and just in general, plus I am a total nut for homemade breads.

  71. I.love.to.bake!
    May top5 are:
    Eat more dessert
    Cupcakes & parties
    Josey Baker Bread
    The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Merengue Girls
    Wish me luck ;)))

  72. Sweet Paul Eat and Make
    The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Modern Pioneering
    Josey Baker Bread
    Eat More Dessert

  73. Oh what a wonderful giveaway!

    I love the look of these books:
    Eat&Make
    Meringue Girls
    BTC Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Modern Pioneering
    Josey Baker Bread

  74. Thank you for this giveaway!

    I love these:
    1) Surprise-Inside Cakes
    2) Meringue Girls
    3) Eat more dessert
    4) Eat & Make
    5) The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook

    Good luck!

  75. They all look so nice!

    Pure Vanilla
    Surprise-Inside Cakes
    Meringue Girls
    The BTC Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Cupcake & Parties

    I have such a sweet tooth and my big weakness is vanilla!

  76. Such a hard choice to make…

    Sweet Paul Eat & Make
    Meringue Girls
    The BTC Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Glorious Layered Deserts
    Josey Baker Bread

  77. Wow these look great! My top 5 are:
    Pure Vanilla
    Sweet Paul Eat & Make
    Surprise Inside Cakes
    Trophy cupcakes and parties
    Eat More Dessert

  78. – Sweet Paul Eat and Make
    – Meringue Girls
    – The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    – Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    – Modern Pioneering

  79. Aaaahhh I love cookbooks and I would love to win this!

    Eat & Make
    Eat More Dessert
    Trophy Cupcakes & Parties
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    Pure Vanilla

  80. My Favorite 5:

    Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    Surprise-Inside Cakes
    Eat more dessert
    Pure Vanilla
    Meringue Girls

  81. Difficult decision…
    Surprise-Inside Cakes
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    Josey Baker Bread
    Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    Eat More Dessert
    Thanks! ;)

  82. My favourite 5:
    Eat More Dessert
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    Surprise Insides
    Meringue Girls

  83. My top 5:
    1/ Pure Vanilla
    2/ Surprise-inside Cakes
    3/ Meringue Girls
    4/ Cupcakes and Parties
    5/ Glorious Layered Desserts

    Thank you :)

  84. Oh they all are so nice.. it’s difficult to choose!!
    My selection is:
    – Surprise inside cake
    – Glorious layered desserts
    – Josey Baker Bread
    – The BTC Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    – Eat & Make
    Thank you for this giveaway!

  85. I would like to have all of them! But I choose:
    -Surprise inside cakes
    -Eat & make
    -Eat mor dessert
    -Glorious layered desserts
    -Pure vanilla

    Thank you for this giveaway!

  86. My favourites are:
    – Surprise-inside cakes
    – Eat & Make
    – Josey Baker Bread
    – Pure Vanilla
    – Cupcakes & Parties!

  87. Oh geez, I don’t even know! I suppose Trophy since I’m in Seattle, Josey Baker Bread because I looove bread, Eat More Dessert because of course, Surprise Inside Cakes because who doesn’t love a surprise?, and The BTC because Southern food is soo good.

  88. My top 5 are:
    1. Surprise inside cakes
    2. Trophy cupcakes and parties
    3. Pure vanilla
    4. Eat more dessert
    5. Glorious layered desserts

    Fingers crossed! Would be baking heaven in my house!

  89. Eat more desserts
    Trophy cakes and parties
    Surprise inside cakes
    Pure vanilla
    and a second Eat more desserts for my daughter!

  90. Wow! So many amazing books.
    My favourite 5 are:
    -Surprise-inside cakes
    -Eat and Make
    -The BTC Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    – Modern Pioneering
    -Trophy Cupcakes and Parties

  91. 1. Surprise-inside cakes
    2. Eat & Make
    3. Eat More Dessert
    4. Meringue Girls
    5. Trophy Cupcakes & Parties

  92. Although I would love to have all of them in my bookshelf, my favorite five are:
    Sweet Paul Eat and Make
    Glorious Layered Desserts
    Josey Baker Bread
    The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Pure Vanilla

  93. I would definitely go for the baked / sweet things: Surprise-Inside Cakes, Eat More Dessert, Meringue Girls, Trophy Cupcakes and Parties, and Pure Vanilla. Especially the meringue book!

  94. Too difficult to choose just five!
    – Surprise inside cakes
    – Eat more dessert
    – Meringue girls
    – Glorious layered desserts
    – Cupcakes and parties

  95. Sweet Paul
    Eat More Dessert
    Cupcakes and parties
    The BTC Old Fashione Grocery Cookbook
    Josey Baker Bread

  96. Ooh so hard to pick but I have narrowed it down to:-
    1. Pure Vanilla
    2. Meringue Girls
    3. Josey Baker Bread
    4. The BTC Cookbook and
    5. Modern pioneering.

    Stephanie x

  97. My selection would be….

    # Surprise Inside Cakes
    # Glorious Layered Desserts
    # Trophy Cupcakes and Parties
    # Pure Vanilla
    # Josey Baker Bread

  98. All are great picks—here are my top 5:
    Surprise- inside cakes
    Eat more Dessert
    Trophy cupcakes & Parties
    Pure Vanilla
    Mosey Baker Bread
    Thank you for all you share with us!

  99. Gasp! I love so many. Here’s my top 5:

    1. Sweet Paul Eat and Make
    2. Glorious Layered Desserts
    3. The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    4. Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!
    5. Pure Vanilla

    Beautiful selection!

  100. Top five:
    Josey Bread Baker
    Cupcakes and Parties
    Sweet Paul Eat and Make
    BTC Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook
    Modern Pioneering

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