Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mini-Cakes: Tiny Treats to Surprise & Delight by Noga Hitron...Review & Giveaway!

I love to bake.  A cook I am not but I do love to get a little fancy when it comes to baked goods. For me, there is something so satisfying about giving a loved one something pretty, sweet and made with love.  I  probably won't be the gal to come knocking on your door with a casserole but if you want something for a bake sale or baby shower put me on speed dial!

I always love cookbooks that inspire me to create things that are yummy and pretty to look at.  I have a book to tell you about today that will blow most others of its' kind right out of the water....Mini-Cakes:  Tiny Treats to Surprise & Delight by Noga Hitron.  This book is amazing.  Here are the details...

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: August 2010
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Format: Hardcover , 111pp
  • Sales Rank: 68,782

Synopsis

The cakes in this book may be mini, but their impact is BIG! Every delectable treat here is as appealing to the eye as it is to the tongue. Start with one of the basic recipes-a Madeira Sponge or Chocolate Cake, for example. Then let the how-to photos and easy-to-follow directions be your guide as you decorate cakes for Mother's or Father's Day, for Valentine's Day, for the arrival of a new baby, and many more special occasions. Just a glimpse of one of these adorable designs will bring a sunny smile to anybody's face!

I am not new to the author, Noga Hitron.  In fact, I have had the pleasure of reviewing another one of her books, The Art of Cupcakes last August.  So, I was already a fan going into this and Hitron more than sealed the deal with her collection of Mini-Cakes.  The photographs of these little cakes of wonderful are stunning.  Even if you do not love to bake you will become inspired by the photos alone. 

The book is very user friendly and even a "newbie" to decorating would be able to follow along.  There are sections of tools of the trade and techniques as well as recipes for delicious cakes and frostings.  For each of the 17 cake designs there are detailed instructions as well as a full listing of all needed materials.  At the end of the book are templates for some of the more complicated designs.  


Mini-Cakes is a real treat....for the eyes AND the stomach!  If you are looking for a show stopper for a party look no further than the designs (art!!) in this book.  Bravo for Noga Hitron for showing her readers how to create confectionery masterpieces!  Pick up your copy today on Amazon...




I am excited to say Sterling Books is awarding FIVE  Reviewed By Mom readers their own copy of The Art of Cupcakes.  Thank you so much to the sponsor for this great giveaway! Here is how to enter...

Mandatory Entry:  Leave a comment telling me who you would like to make a mini-cake for.  This entry must be completed for any extra entries to be counted.

For Extra Entries:


1.  Follow this blog= 1 entry
2.  Like Reviewed By Mom on Facebook =1 entry
3.  Enter one of my other giveaways &let me know you have done so = 1 entry per other giveaway entered
4.  Follow Sterling Books on Twitter= 1 entry
5.  Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter = 1 entry
6.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it (each can be done once daily) = 1 entry per each
7.  Put my button on your blog or web page and leave a link so I can find it = 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US residents and will end on May 13th.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on May 14th and also here on Reviewed By Mom.  Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with a copy of the above mentioned book for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

97 comments:

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I'd love to make one for my 3 year old, he loves when I bake him special things, and I can jus timagine his face to have a tiny decorated just for him cake!

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I'd make a mini cake for my (dieting) friend's birthday--she deserves a treat but would appreciate the portion control.

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I just now ordered her Art of Cupcakes book and I would love to have this one! My daughters love cute little things and I would like to make some mini cakes for them and their friends.

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I would love to make something for my husband for Father's Day. This will be his first Father's Day and it would be appropriate to have a mini-cake or (baby-size cake) since we were blessed with a baby this year.

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