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Sweet Reads

I thought it would be fun to share some books I’ve been wanting to bake from. Just some of the sweet reads sitting on my shelf. Well, actually they are on my mantle and on my floor because I am in desperate need of a bookshelf to house them all and keep them cozy.

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They pretty much stay stacked to save space. I can get more stacks on my mantle that way. But you know – the book I want to pull down is always the one on the bottom. Of course. But do I unstack them to get to the one I need? Of course not. I strain and push and wiggle to lift the ones on top and try to inch the one I want out.

It’s never pretty.

Thank goodness all of these books are.

Let’s take a quick peek at them and hopefully you can help me decide which one to use first.

01-tartine

Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson
Photographs by Eric Wolfinger

This is a big, beautiful book of bread. And it scares me a little. I haven’t worked with dough or yeast a lot. But I want to learn. I want to make bread! And this book from the legendary Tartine Bakery in San Francisco is gonna help me. One day.

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Ultimate Cookies by Julia Usher
Photographs by Steve Adams

Let me just say that this book could just as easily be placed in the art section as it is in the cookbook section. Julia’s cookie designs and attention to detail are absolutely amazing. Her piping work is impeccable and a little intimidating too. But she has lots of pictures and instructions to help you along the way.

03-sugarlicious

Sugarlicious by Meaghan Mountford

Cute treats and fun sweets. This book is full of whimsical projects to that are easy to make and decorate for any occasion. And many of them kids can make, too.

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Handheld Pies by Sarah Billingsley and Rachel Wharton
Photographs by Ellen Silverman

Umm… Pies? In my hand? Sold. Tiny treats in any form are hard for me to resist. And so was this cover. The book is divided into freeform pies, structured pies and jar pies. Too cute.

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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond

Hey Ree – Thank you for including so many sweets in your beautiful cookbook. The Coffee Cream Cake is calling me. But so are all the other recipes. Maybe I should just start at the top and check each one off. If they are as good as the Chocolate Sheet Cake in your first book, I am in trouble.

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Sweet Auburn Desserts by Sonya Jones
Photographs by Deborah Llewellyn

That’s a cover, huh. Completely captivating. I can’t stop looking at it and I think my heart just started racing.
Sweet Auburn Bakery is located in Atlanta and I can’t believe I haven’t visited yet. I must correct that immediately. Oh and stack cakes just moved up on the to-bake list. Oh my. Oh! My!

07-backintheday

The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl Day and Griffith Day

Look how adorable these two are. This book is from another Southern bakery and it makes me want to jump in the car and head straight to Savannah, GA to visit their charming shop. Turning the pages, each dessert is more tempting than the next. And there’s savories inside, too. Bacon Jam empanadas and the ham and cheese pastry puffs have my name all over them.

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Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book by Jake Godby, Sean Vahey and Paolo Lucchesi
Photographs by Frankie Frankeny

With ice cream flavors like Secret Breakfast, Rosemary’s Baby and Fat Elvis … and more than 300K twitter followers, I want to know more about this little ice cream shop in San Francisco. When they say ice cream with attitude, they mean it.

09-joythebaker

Joy the Baker Cookbook by Joy Wilson

Oh Joy. Your book is a total biggie. I remember when we chatted at the book signing I had in Santa Monica and you were just starting it. Can you believe? Look at the amazingness you made. So happy for you! Oh… and those Baked Chili Cheese Fries… help me. P.S. Great arms!

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Milk & Cookies by Tina Casaceli
Photographs by Antonis Achilleos

With a title like that, how can you go wrong. Divided by vanilla cookies, double chocolate cookies, oatmeal cookies, peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, special cookies, family favorites, brownies and bars … milk is definitely mandatory.

11-marshmallow

Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever
Photographs by Leigh Beisch

I love this cover!!! Love it. I want to wallpaper my kitchen in it! All I know is marshmallows will be happening soon. I just need a better candy thermometer first and then look out.

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Pie it Forward by Gesine Bullock-Prado
Photographs by Tina Rupp

Pies, tarts, tortes and galettes. Yes, yes, yes and yes! Filled with tons of recipes and a passion to pie it forward, Gesine’s book should make any pie lover happy.

13-divvies

The Divvies Bakery Cookbook by Lori Sandler

I’ve had this book for a little while now and have meant to bake from it way before now. All the recipes are vegan and some are gluten free, too. If you have a need for egg, nut or dairy free, you might want to check it out. You can order online from them, too.

14-cookiepedia

The Cookiepedia by Stacy Adimando
Photographs by Tara Striano

An encyclopedia of cookies. Oh yes. Buttery, chocolaty, fancy, fruity, spicy and nutty cookies fill the pages of this super cute book. It lays flat, too. Love that.

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Home Baked Comfort by Kim Laidlaw
Photographs by Eric Wolfinger

I’ve baked from this book before but I couldn’t help showing it again. It’s really beautiful and one of the few books that I want to make almost everything inside. P.S. I have a recipe in the book, too. Fun!

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Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts by Mark and Michael Klebeck with Jess Thomson
Photographs by Scott Pitts

I didn’t make it to Top Pot Doughnuts when I was in Seattle, but hopefully I can fix that one day soon. I love cake doughnuts and old fashioned doughnuts. Okay, I love any doughnuts. Except filled. Can’t do filled so much.

17-macarons

Les Petits Macarons by Kathryn Gordon and Anne McBride
Photographs by Steve Legato

I love these little cookie confections. I’ve made them a couple of times, but not enough to feel confident with them, so I scooped up this cute book for inspiration.

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Push-Up Pops from Courtney Dial Whitmore
Photographs Kyle Dreier

Hey Courtney! Thanks for sending me your book. I have my push-up pop containers and I’m ready to go. Can’t wait to play with them.

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The Sugar Cube by Kir Jensen with Danielle Centoni
Photographs by Lisa Warninger

Twisted treats from the heart of this sweet little food cart in Portland. And yes, those are chocolate chips drizzed in caramel on top of that cupcake. This one looks like it will be fun to dive in to.

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Sugar Baby by Gesine Bullock-Prado
Photographs by Tina Rupp

This book is mostly about cooking with sugar instead of baking with it. Working on the stove instead of the oven. And yes, you can make your own rock candy at home. Super excited about that one. The recipes are divided by temperature so a good candy thermometer would be helpful.

21-jenis

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer
Photographs by Stacy Newgent

I love everything about this book. The topic, the design, the unique flavors, the way the ice cream recipes are photographed. And I would love it more if I owned an ice cream machine so I could make some too. In the meantime, I just read that Jeni started selling some of her flavors at The Fresh Market last week – Yay for us! And you can also order them online.

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Flour by Joanne Chang with Christie Matheson
Photographs by Keller + Keller

Spectacular recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery fill the pages of this mouth-watering book. Nutella tarts, chocolate brioche, and brown sugar popovers sound like a good place to start.

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Phew – That wasn’t as quick as I expected but I hope you enjoyed this sweet peek.

So, which book or books would you want to bake from first?

If you made it all the way to the end of this post, just answer that question here on the website and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $150 Amazon gift card so you can pick out a bunch of books to bake from – or anything else you’d rather get from their site.

Deadline to enter is Thursday, May 3rd at 6 p.m. ET. Sorry, Time’s Up. Winner announced below.

One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Thursday evening.

Good luck guys!

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Oh my. That was fun. I really like reading what you guys like. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing with me. I picked the winner and the gift certificate is going to Dawn H! Yay! Looks like you will be able to bring a little bit of Tartine right to your own kitchen. Have fun shopping and deciding.

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3,844 comments on “Sweet Reads”

  1. i couldn’t just pick one, so i went with three of them!

    1. Handheld Pies
    2. Milk and Cookies
    3. Top Pot Hand-forged Doughnuts

    love this post, all of them look like great cookbooks! :)

  2. I think Milk and Cookies would be my first go-to. Can’t beat a yummy soft cookie with a big glass of milk!

  3. Difficult choice… but Sweet Auburn Desserts by Sonya Jones would be the winner!

  4. Hand forged doughnuts – but I’d really like to pick one recipe from each cookbook, make ’em and have a party!

  5. Oh my goodness! I’d really love to just have them all, but if I had to choose? Hmm.. I’d say the Handheld Pies. After two years my boyfriend just let me know he’s really more of a pie person, and that’s just not one of my specialties…. Yet! Loved the post, I’ll have to go stock up now!

  6. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home…. I love going there (I live less than 60 miles from Columbus), and I think I’ve tried most of the flavors! I would love to try to make them from home!

  7. Pushup pops because they’d be great for our kindergarten celebration this month!

  8. Wow, they all look great! If I have to chose, I pick Hand Held Pies and Pushup Pops.

  9. Flour~ … and I want to do it right now !{the whole carpool can stay right here and enjoy the smells…. I’m sure their parents won’t mind…right? }

  10. Les Petits Macarons! I have been fantasizing about creating fabulous macarons for a while now. I can’t wait!!

  11. Great selection! Looks like we have a similar thing going on with our books. Just saw a few new ones too… I’m in trouble. ;-)
    Courtney’s book is waiting for the push up pop containers to arrive, and then I’ll be ready to experiment (translation – add a few more pounds. Ha!). Thanks for another great post! xo

  12. Definitely ‘Milk and Cookies’ !

  13. Hard choice … I was actually thinking as I scrolled through them that I’d love all of them! But I think I’d like to try Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts: FIRST. Thanks!

  14. Push-up pops! They look so cute and fun.

  15. I love them all, but sugar baby would be my first pick. I want to make the rock candy on the cover!

  16. Mine would be the handheld pie book. They look very yummy.

  17. If I can only pick ONE… Hmm…. Jeni’s ice cream then 1a is Sugarlicious. :-)

  18. I gave my bestie “Flour” for a shower hostess gift and she loves it. I think I would love the Milk and Cookies and the doughnut book. I’m like you, Bakerella, I love all donuts except filled!

  19. I’d love to try pie.. I’ve been curious in making pie since I started to bake.

  20. I would choose Handheld Pies. It looks like it would be fun and I do enjoy a good pie!

  21. Flour!

  22. Umm I would like to own joy the baker,…luved the collection ,thanks for putting them together,”

  23. All the books look awesome! Definitely a tough choice but I would go with “The Cookiepedia”.

  24. I’m so happy to see I am not the only one who continues to buy cookbooks even though she has so many that she hasn’t touched yet and is dying to bake from……your list is amazing! I’d love to get a few, but for some reason “Handheld Pies” just looks like a must!

  25. Are you kidding? I have to pick one? Hmmm…I guess Pioneer Woman’s newest cookbook. She’s a hoot and a great cook and baker just like you.

  26. They all look Amazing! But I guess I would start with Flour. All the pictures look delicious! :)

  27. Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever! because it’s something I’ve never ever tried and the cover picture is AMAZING!

  28. The Push-Up Pops!

  29. I would love to spend a week at your place reading all those books!!

    My first would be the handheld pies book, I think mini pies are the next cupcake!

  30. Pioneer Woman I own and love. I’ve had my eye on “Flour” every trip I make to the bookstore….

  31. I would have to say Pushup pops they just look so delicious !! i have been wanting to try myself ..

  32. The Flour cookbook is calling my name but it’s do hard to choose from that great assortment.

  33. Ooh, I’d love The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond. I’ve loved pretty much all the of her recipes that I’ve tried!

  34. I am intrigued by the doughnut book! (but I’m also tempted by PW’s new book!)

  35. Wow, they all look amazing! Since I’m having a cooking table at my wedding this summer I’d have to start with Milk & Cookies or Cookiepedia. Sugar Baby looks like fun too! I’m hoping to get the ice cream maker attachment for my Kitchenaid mixer at my shower or wedding, and then I’d definitely want to try one of the ice cream books.

  36. Those Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts are calling my name!! I would also love the challenge of making the marshmallows and macarons. But these all look amazing! Too early to add to a Christmas list?

  37. Tartine Breads, Milk and cookies and Flour!

    The macaron book even intimidates me!

  38. I would have to go with Ree the Pioneer Woman Cooks. I have her other cookbook and just drool looking thru the pages. Her recipes are just so tasty!

  39. i love icecream! jeni’s book looks so good! omg great giveaway!

  40. I would definitely have to go with Pie it Forward. Looks so yum!

  41. They are ALL so tempting. I’d first like to try Sweet Auburn Desserts by Sonya Jones, then Cookies and Milk and Cookiepedia…

  42. I love all the books. I will start with the ultimate cookies book first. Hope I win to order all the books :)

  43. Oooh, so difficult to choose, but it has to be The Pioneer Woman book. I’ve been following her blog for a while now & loooove her!

  44. It would definitely have to be Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts. Who doesn’t love a hot, fresh doughnut?!

  45. In the mood for Milk & Cookies!! :) Thanks for sharing your baking books – make me feel better that I have so many (and now I have a few more to go guy!!)

  46. Oh my gosh, all of those books look amazing!! I really love the push pops one – it looks so practical as a gift or just for giving to people :)

  47. I would start with Flour and then the Auburn little cafe…

  48. That is one of the hardest decisions ever! They all looked so pretty! Handheld Pies look really fun!

  49. Oh, this is a very hard choice. Since I love anything with fruit, I think I would pick Handheld Pies.

  50. Any of these book will be very welcome in my kitchen library but the first one has to be “Handheld Pies”.

  51. Marshmallow madness!! The cover makes me want to dive in – like a colourful cloud puffs!

  52. They all look like great reads- but I have to go with Marshmallow Madness!! Looks fun :)

  53. I have Marshmallow Madness, but I haven’t had a chance to make anything out of it yet, so that book would be my first choice.

  54. Ree’s bok and le Petite Macaron are my top 2!

  55. I would go with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. It would give me an excuse to buy an ice cream maker!

  56. Definitely the bread book. There’s nothing like a good, time-consuming bread recipe to make you appreciate pretty much anything else you’ll bake! The time and effort spent whipping cream or making mousse or even homemade candy will pale in comparison to the admittedly long sitting, kneading, more sitting, more flour!–process–but the outcome is so much more satisfying! The first time I made bread made me feel like I’d finally become a ‘people’s cook’–yes I could do fun, creative, and delicate things like sugar cookies, cake pops, and twice-kissed meringues, but at the end of the dinner party, there’s nothing like a nice crisp bread and cheese with your after dinner wine–before the cake. (Plus, if you have big baking days and make the bread first, you can snack on that instead of eating all the cookie dough like I usually do!)

  57. Oh, what I would do for PIE! And the handheld ones are just too cute. So, Handheld Pies it is. :D

  58. i think Marshmallow Madness should be the first choice because it is so-o-o different

  59. Doughnuts please! Yum yum!!!

  60. I love cookbooks! I want them all! But I’ll start off with the Pioneer Woman Cooks (her recipes are always great), Les Petits Macarons (I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making macarons), and Tartine Bread (I’ve never made bread and would love to learn!)

  61. I would start with the marshmallow madness classic vanilla marshmallow recipe. I just made it with my sister (and my two month old twin girls) today and it turned out beautifully. I then read the whole book cover to cover because I was so excited. Many more fun marshmallow projects ahead!

  62. The Divvies Bakery Cookbook. Very Interesting!!!

  63. Ultimate Cookies! It looks very inspiring.

  64. there are so many great blogs of talented chefs and bakers and people with wonderful ideas. like you, bakerella – and for example ree. that’s why i’d love to dive into her book! sweet greets from hamburg, germany!

  65. Thank you for all those great book-ideas!! Have allready spent about an hour browsing through all those books on Amazon! :) Milk&Cookies and Ultimate Cookies are on the top of my wishlist! So I reacon you should start with them! :)

  66. I already own Sugarlicious, Milk and Cookies, Marshmallow Madness, Top Pot Hand-forged Doughnuts and Sugarbaby… But I think I would start with Joy the Baker Cookbook :) (might just have to buy that one…)

  67. Marshmallow madness, little 5.5 would think I am god if I made marshmallow. Already think I am great for making macarons, so les petit macaron will be great to look for ideas

  68. I feel like Dr. Evil biting my pinky, I want them all. haha Handheld Pies certainly looks scrumptious and Flour. I’m a Boston Girl transplanted to the Cape but miss the city. I wish I could take a class at Flour but the book would be a good start. Thank You!

  69. OMG! handheld pies! thats awesome! i think i’d have to bake from that one first… and i think i have to invest in a copy of that right now!

  70. Joanne Chang’s Flour Cookbook would be my first choice.

  71. I’m thinking Divvies because I LOVE cupcakes and the ones on the front look so poufy and fun. And I love sharing cupcake love around, so the egg/dairy/gluten free recipes would be a kick.

  72. You already inspired me to go shopping – I have already ordered Marshmallow Madness and would love to had Sugarlicious to my library as well.

  73. Ohhh it would have to be Sugarlicious by Meaghan Mountford!!
    The frog cakes on the cover are just calling my name!!
    I’m sure if I “Redd-it” (hehe) I would be making many many things for weeks to come….I am also in love with the mallow Zombies!! a must for my treat or treaters at Halloween my number 2 love in life!! :D

  74. The Sugarcubes book looks amazing! D.C. needs a food truck like that!

  75. Such a GREAT selection of sweet books! Hard to just settle on one! The Sugar Baby book is already on my wish list! I’d continue with the Tartine Bread (LOVE bread doughs) and I really want to try out the macarons.. so Petits Macarons is next on the list. I’ll summon the good forces of sugar and butter to pick me! pick me! as the winner.

  76. I own some of these books and tested several receipes…”Flour” is in my opinion for the advanced Baker. Wonderful receipes, but they take time. But the good tasting results worth it. “Joy the Baker is so sweet…the way she writes and presents her treats. Nice receipes without to much afford. Nice! “Marshmallow Madness” is so exciting! Didn’t know that there are so many different tastes and shapes of Marshmallows. I also own Rees’ first book and there are so wonderful receipes, not only the Sweet ones! This week I will receive “Push-Up-Pops” (preorderd it 2 month ago), “Home baked comfort” and “Sugarbaby”….
    What I finaly want to say is that each of these Books is wonderful in its own Way. Because each one has other treats! And I can recommand them all!

  77. Handheld Pies! Looks yummy.

  78. Any one would do, but I really started slivating with the Top Pot doughnuts and the recipes you mentioned in Flour! Yum, yum, and yum is all I can say!

  79. Sugarlicious – I can’t wait to try out some recipes with my kids.

  80. Sweet Auburn Desserts. Aah. What an inspiring cover. I think I have to run to the kitchen and bake something now. Bye.

  81. Defiantly sugar baby! I love the cute quote in the corner!

  82. Is my first time here! Glas to find you. Have seen the Mashmallow book somewhere, yes is this book then!

  83. I would love to try Home Baked Comfort!!!!

  84. Definitely Jeni’s Ice Cream book! The weather’s getting warmer and our air conditioner keeps breaking. My ice cream maker is calling me!!!!

  85. I would want to try the book Pushup Pops :D

  86. Loving all your book recommendations!

    The one I’m itching to try first is The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond. Looks awesome!

  87. Milk & Cookies by Tina Casaceli. Of course!!

  88. Flour book. That seems interesting

  89. That loaf of bread on the cover of the Tartine Bread one is yelling my name…
    Thanks for the chance!

  90. Milk & Cookies by Tina Casaceli – I LOVE a good cookie, best time out when the kids nap at lunchtime!

  91. The Divvies bakery cookbook, please
    thank you

  92. Sugar baby and Marshmallow madness really caught my atention.. how unique..always wondered how things like these could be made at home..

  93. They all look wonderful but I think the first I would want to play with is
    Hand held Pies and then
    the Tartine Bread book
    I love bread and I do bake a lot of it but I am liking the ideas of individual pies of all sorts.

    One that is not on your list that I am expecting to arrive soon is
    Cupcake Tin Chef. Again individual servings
    Thank you

  94. Marshmallow madness! I truly am mad about marshmallows and would love to learn how to make them!

  95. Ultimate cookies is beautiful! I love decorating but cakes seem to be too difficult for me. Plus, cookies are easier to share!

  96. Joy the Baker – I’ve been following her blog for years! Tartine is also amazing

  97. “Handheld Pies” looks like something I might actually cook!

  98. Oh wow all these books look amazing! One thing tips the scale for me though…the flamingoes on the cover of Sugarlicious! They are the cutest thing!! Just might have to run out and get a copy immediately :D

  99. Marshmallow madness for sure!

  100. I would have to go for the flour – the doughnuts on the front page look immense!

  101. Handheld Pies. Mmm….pies!

  102. I don’t know how I would be able to choose from such an amazing collection! Doughnuts have been on my list for a while now, though, so I think I’d have to go with “Hand-Forged Doughnuts.” In close second and third were “Handheld Pies” and “Tartine Bread.” The “Cookiepedia” is just gorgeous to look at!

  103. Marshmallow Madness,
    BTW it’s my birthday on the 3rd of May, would be the best present EVER :)

  104. I love cookbooks! Many of these I wasn’t aware of; Joy the Baker Cookbook looks awesome/very tempting. I am also keen on Donna Hay Seasons, and the book, Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole-Grain Flours
    by Kim Boyce

  105. All these books look awesome and I would pick all of them if I could,
    But ‘Marshmallo Madness’ would be my pick.
    I have only made marshmallows once and they
    didn’t turn out real well, I really wish I had this
    book, to try to make them again.

  106. flour by chang…i have been eyeing this book & would be s.o.o.o happy to have in my CB library! thanks for the chance!!

  107. They ALL look so savory!! But I think I’ll have to go with Les Petits Macarons by Kathryn Gordon and Anne McBride. I’ve developed a rather sweet tooth for macarons in particular and would love to try out some wonderful recipes! (and for sweet inspiration ;)

  108. Les Petits Macarons all the way!
    Not that I don’t love any of the other books, but I’ve been wanting to discover different flavors for macarons that I’ve finally learned to make and that book….it calls me! :D

  109. I’d go with The back in the day cookbook. . .would love to know what recipes it has! :)

  110. They all look delicious but I would start with Divvies, to get some ideas for gluten free baking as I’ve never tried it!

  111. Pushup Pops…looks so cute and perfect for a party!

  112. Jenni’s Ice Cream!!! Summer is coming up. .

  113. Joy the Baker….I’m all over those chili cheese fries!

  114. I’m definitely a cookie fan, so I’d have to choose Milk and Cookies, although every book in that list looks fabulous.

  115. I’d have to pick the Hand held Pies! They’d definitely make lunch or breakfast on the go way more fun!

  116. I’m eager to get Joy The Baker’s cookbook!

  117. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond

    I love Ree. I read her blog (pretty much all of it, although the Charlie posts are my favorite) and I’m thinking of ordering her books!

  118. The Divvies Bakery Cookbook by Lori Sandler

    My Mom has a lot of food allergies so maybe there are some recipes in there I can use to bake her a birthday treat.

  119. Oops forgot to input my info for my comment haha

    but this was my original post
    Anonymous said…

    My goodness! I can see why you’re having a hard time picking where to start! I would have to start with the pioneer woman’s cookbook, but only because I have been coveting that baby since I heard/read she was going to be published!

  120. Definitely Sweet Auburn Desserts – if the cover is that good I can’t imagine what it must be like inside! :)

  121. I can’t decide. I want a bite from each book. I say let a random generator decide the outcome.

  122. Les Petits Macarons,Handheld Pies,Milk & Cookies,

  123. I’ve baked from a lot of them, but I really would like to master the macaron. So I’m going with Les Petits Macarons.

  124. I would definitely check out Push-Up Pops and Les Petit Macarons. So many great books to look into! Thanks for sharing!!

  125. I’d go straight to the Handheld Pies book, even the cover looks yummy!!

  126. These books all look amazing, but I have to say I would like to start with Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts! Yummy!!

  127. i would like Flour by Joanne Chang with Christie Matheson

  128. Who would be able to resist some macarons? I have been dying to try baking some – so the macaron book would be my choice!

  129. The back in the day bakery cookbook looks perfect. I would love to see it make it all the way here to Australia!

  130. Push Up Pops please!! That is going to be interesting!

  131. Hi bakerella! I am overwhelmed :)) don’t exactly know where to start :) probably i will try Marshmallow Madness first because my daughter loves marshmallows, it would be a great bonding time for us too since it will be the first time we’re gonna make homemade mallows :) very attractive colors, make me wanna have a bite right away! Mmmmmm!

    Thanks!

  132. Looking at the covers and spines of these books just made me want to sit on the floor of my kitchen with my back against the cupboards and slowly thumb through each and every one of them whilst putting little sticky notes alongside all my favourites and writing out a grocery list of required additional items!
    So many of these books tickled my baking fancy, but as I love the traditional, old fashioned favourites, I was getting rather excited with The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook ;0)

  133. I’m torn between Sugar Baby & Divvies. I’ve been experimenting with allergen free cooking since my daughter was diagnosed and baking is the most challenging. I love Gesine’s blog and that cotton candy on the cover of her book looks SO yummy!

  134. If it were me, I’d be adventurous and go for the Tartine Bread!

  135. I am torn between Handheld Pies and Marshmallow Madness!
    And Home Baked Comfort sounds like my kind of cooking. I’d love all of these books, who am I kidding?! But I’m going to say Handheld Pies. A warm handheld pie, a blanket, some cushions and a good book… A good COOK book… divine!

  136. Push Up Pops! Who knew that an ice cream truck favorite would make it into the kitchen?!

  137. “Sugarbaby!” I’ve been wanting to work with sugar art for a while.

  138. If I had to pick one, I’d start w/Ree’s latest Pioneer Woman cookbook … but they all look great!

  139. Definitely Cookiepedia… yum, i love making/ eating cookies!

  140. Oooh, that Cookiepedia one is right up my alley

  141. I’d pick Sugarlicious first. It looks too cute!

  142. What a sweet coincidence.I just bought The Sugar Cube two days ago.Haven’t got the time to try it yet.so,go with that one,please…Thank You

  143. I would want to bake from the Push-Up Pops book first. The cover is making my mouth water just looking at it! :)

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    courtneylynne09@gmail.com

  144. Flour, The Divvies, Cookiepedia and The Sugar Cube.

  145. i think i would like the book on macarons or the book by pioneer woman or the pie one :)

  146. I love the Pioneer Woman and Joy’s blogs and have coveted their books for a while but right now, “Handheld Pies” sounds right up my alley! I love portion-sized baking opportunities :).

  147. As soon as I read the title, I knew what book I wanted to cook from – Handheld Pies! My waistline is in so much trouble! :-)

  148. So difficult a choice but, maybe, “Home baked comfort”!!

  149. I believe that Jeni’s Ice creams would be ideal. Summer is on the way so get ready for the big hot days!!!

    Good Luck anyway

  150. OMGosh! So many to choose from but I think I’d try making marshmallows first. I’ve never made them but I’ve had homemade marshmallows before. There.is.nothing.better!!

  151. It would be a toss up between Milk and Cookies and the Sweet Auburn Bakery cookbooks. Drool.

  152. Some tough choices! I would go with Flour and Humphrey Slocum’s ice creams.

  153. SugarBaby is already on my Amazon wishlist. I love making my own lollipops. Blue raspberry bears with a little bit of citric acid are the best.

  154. It’s difficult to choose only one…too many delicious, mouth-watering choices!! Since I have to choose only one…it would be…”Handheld Pies.” My hubby and children LOVE pie, so making individual, handheld pies would be great! :)

  155. I need that Marshmallow cookbook. Like now. I have been cooking from Ree’s latest book and the Mountain Dew apple dumplings are to die for.

  156. I have both Ree and Joy’s cookbooks and have loved everything I’ve made from them. Of all of these though, I think I want to get Flour or Sugar Baby

  157. I’d go with joy. I adore her and everytime i read her blog i feel like we are friends and shes telling me a story.

  158. What a FANTASTIC post! every single one of these books look like a wonderful read! I am so in love with food photography and so my favourite would have to be the ‘Sweet Auburn Desserts” with that absolutely sumptuous looking cover photo! Would Love to see what sort of photos are inside and even better… recipes for baking! Reading this post was avery good use of the last 20 odd minutes! Thankyou Bakerella!

  159. Sweet Auburn Desserts would be my choice!

  160. Sugarlicious by Meaghan Mountford. of course!!!
    love such things and love to make them with my children too!!!

  161. Ooooo. My vote is for Flour! :- D

  162. Sugarlicious & Sugar Baby!! Very much my style… bright, colorful.. and CUTE! ?

  163. I’d have to say the cover for “Sweet Auburn Desserts” stopped me in my tracks but the “Pioneer Woman Cooks” definitely runs a close second.

  164. Marshmallow madness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  165. That’s a tough choice… But it would be either the Tartine Bread (I love baking breads!) or the Handheld Pies (I love pies but only make chocolate pie because that’s the only kind my kids eat. Maybe if it’s cute and handheld they’ll eat a bigger variety of pies)

  166. Hand Forged Doughnuts! OMG and Handheld Pies!

    I’m so hungry now!

  167. Handheld Pies looks so awesome!!! I definitely want to get this!

  168. My goodness! I can see why you’re having a hard time picking where to start! I would have to start with the pioneer woman’s cookbook, but only because I have been coveting that baby since I heard/read she was going to be published!

  169. Handheld Pies or Home Baked Comfort!! But all of them looked fantastic! My cookbook shelf could use some fresh recipes in there!

  170. All of them lool devine. I’ve just ordered Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook! Although I now have all the other books on my Amazon Wish List!

  171. That is a hard question as I’m drooling looking at all those pictures AND I’m trying not to eat sweets right now…such an awful idea, right?!! That being said, I think I’d pick Pioneer Woman’s as I already have it and those orange rolls look amazing!

  172. Oh… Joy’s book for sure. I have a major girl baker crush on her. :-)

  173. handheld pies :)

  174. Marshmallow Madness! Love anything with marshmallows. Although all the books look amazing!!

  175. They all look awesome, but Marshmallow Madness just looks so fun and colorful I’d have to start there!

  176. i’ll choose milk and cookies, so that mom can bake some for me. :)

  177. Home baked Comfort looks great! Also, Milk and Cookies, can’t go wrong with baking cookies! :)

  178. Push up pops. Dey look so good. Especially dat strawberry one.

  179. it’ll have to be Tartine Bread, since i love bread!

  180. Hard choice but I’d have to go with handheld pies…how could you resist?!

  181. Home baked comfort!!

  182. I wana try out push up pops, handheld pies, and ultimate cookies. The strawberry push up looked so good. I’m looking for the book right now to try it.

  183. Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts and Flour.

  184. Start with “Tartine Bread”, once out of my bread coma, move down the stack….all seem to be winners

  185. cookiepedia looks good

  186. The les petits macarons cookbook seems interesting. I’ve always wanted to make perfect macarons!

  187. Handheld Pies – what a wonderful idea! I am always looking for new pies to make..sweet and savoury!! Some amazing books right here – very jealous of your collection!

  188. “Marshmallow Madness” look soo cute, I like to try it!!

  189. Les Petits Macarons!! I instantly put it on my wish list haha. i have been going through a macaron phase for the past..oh..2 years (: yum!

  190. Milk & cookies!!! now I need a late night snack!

  191. I love pies AND macarons.. so I would have to say both of those books!!

  192. I would go for Handheld Pies. That just looks delicious! I also would try the cookbook of the Pioneer Woman.

  193. Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts! That is the next thing that I want to tackle in adding to my at home baking arsenal :)

  194. I need the Divvies cookbook – that will save me a lot of hassle of trying to make up the recipes as I go along (and not always with very good success)

  195. Like you, I will never say no to a donut so I’d have to get Top Pot Hand Forged Donuts….yum!

  196. What a tough choice, all of those books look amazing! I would say Sweet Auburn Desserts looks like a fantastic book though, and definitely something I would buy if I won the giveaway!

  197. i like to start with les petit macaroons it looks delightful to me then I would try the marshmallow madness next coz it looks so fun! or maybe all at the same time? lolz

  198. Ultimate Cookies! They are so cute!

  199. I fell completely in love with Cheryl and Griffith, and bacon jam.

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