Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's Here! The SprinkleBakes Book and a KitchenAid Giveaway!



Today's the day! 

It's the official publication day for the SprinkleBakes book! I'm so excited and more than a little nervous! Every other post on my blog will feature a recipe, but today I wanted to tell you a little bit about what I've been pouring so much love and work into over the past year.  I really hope it lives up to everything you'd expect - your encouragement from the very start of this blog has meant so much to me and has made this day possible.

Hopefully this will answer your burning questions: inside you'll find 77 recipes. Of those, 36 are basics that every baker and dessert enthusiast will want in their recipe arsenal.This section is called "Blank Canvases" because these recipes can be endlessly varied with flavor, color and shape. I return to these simple and approachable basics again and again. Use them to create a confectionery work of art, or just to satisfy a craving!



I've said before that this is an art-meets-baking book, but what does that mean? The creative recipes in this book are listed under chapters called Line, Sculpture, Color, and Mixed Media. Preceding the recipes in each of these sections you'll find - art lessons!  From brush primers to sculptural cake carving instructions, this book teaches you how to think like an artist. A few recipes are elaborate, but many are easy to make, and I give plenty of templates.


At heart, this book is about taking the things in life that inspire you, and recreating them in your baking. It's about making the most of your time in the kitchen and being able to share something delicious and memorable with those you love.

As my publisher tells me, launching a book these days is hard work. So if you're willing to help me spread the word, I'd be more than grateful. You'd be a big help if you'd care to tell a friend, tweet, post an Amazon or Goodreads review, or anything else.  I'm told every bit counts!


To help celebrate, I'm giving away 5 copies of the book, plus a KitchenAid Professional 6-quart stand mixer!


How to enter: 
  • Leave a comment below - tell me what inspires you!  Maybe it's a loaf of freshly baked bread, a pretty dress, your children, a good movie... it can be anything! 
  • Please be sure to leave an email address or some way to reach you if you win!
  • Deadline for entry is Monday, May 7th.
  • Winners will be chosen at random and announced in this post and on the SprinkleBakes Facebook page on Tuesday, May 8th.
  • Contest is open to everyone with a valid mailing address.
Here are the winners!
Winners chosen using random number generator Random.org.

The 5 SprinkleBakes books go to: 
  • andrea.lane[...] I'm inspired by my wonderful 2 year old daughter and all the new things she learns every day. Makes me want to try new things and learn new things, especially when it comes to baking :) I can't wait to buy the book!! My birthday is Sunday; maybe my wonderful husband will buy it for me :)  
  • Thereasa Gargano said... I have been inspired by your awesome baking ideas, I made your yummy champagne mousse not very long ago. Color also inspires me; I will be baking your wonderful looking/sounding shortbread cookies. I haven't used Hibiscus in my food for a very long time, simply inspirational. :-) Congrats on your book. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway opportunity. Good luck to all.
  • Anonymous said...Especially I like the idea of creating something from a few simple ingredients.My inspiration is anything: the market, the situation, the weather... and internet. Your blog is great!!Congratulations for your book!!! Good luck!!!  Yolanda [...]
  • Zack said... Cooking with my girlfriend weekly has given me inspiration to want to be a better cook! Seeing her make increasingly complex recipes week after week inspires me to branch out and try to make the best thing she (or anyone at my work) has ever tasted!
  • Devon @ deli-cute-essen said... Recently I have started making my own bread and it has inspired me to make more and more "staples" at home rather than buying them. Also there is nothing better than smell of fresh baked bread!

The KitchenAid stand mixer goes to:
  • Michelle McCandless said... What inspires me - nature always! I love the beautiful vibrant colors of flowers and butterflies - and they transfer so well to baking!

xo
-Heather




PS. If you'd like to know where to find my book, check out the blog's updated book page!

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Rivky Waldman said...

A delicious cake and freshly baked challas on Thursdays for shabbos is a great thing to have in my house. lazerbillin@gmail.com

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Carrie Burrill said...

OH I can't wait to buy a copy of your book!! Congrats!!! Someday perhaps I can create pretty baked goods like you do!! What inspires me? My kids and my husband... the are the reason I wake up in the morning and my entire world!

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Angela said...

I have been finding inspiration in my flower garden this spring! The colors and shapes have been beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Spring time inspires me, waking up to a beautiful Melbourne morning, wandering into the kitchen with a pantry full of ingredients, ready to bake a feast of cupcakes and sweets for my sweetest friends :) love them to bits... although i love cake just as much xoxo
Candice
(cm_rynne@hotmail.com)

russian doll said...

Wow! Amazing! Things like this inspires me. Beautiful books full of colour and yummy things!

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Petra GC

Hannah said...

My sister inspires me. She is a single mom to two (amazing) kids, she works part time, and is going to school full time for nursing. The obstacles she has overcome, the strong faith she has, plus the love and compassion inspires me to be a better person and to always go for my dreams.
(hanlynn3@gmail.com)

Julia said...

I often inspire myself! My two children love helping me bake so when I decide to cook something new I get them involved then we all taste it together! Your book sounds and looks amazing!! Very exciting! julia.hutchinson7@bigpond.com

Haley said...

My mom inspires me. She is such a caring, devoted person and always looks on the brighter side of things when no one else does.

The book looks lovely! The cover is so fab!

haleymclain@gmail.com

Margo said...

My daughter inspires me with her imagination, artwork and compassion for others. She loves cooking, baking, decorating and creating :)
pinkgreek@marykay.com

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Jennifer (Delicieux) said...

Congratulations Heather!!! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

Inspiration for me comes from almost anything - shoes, a pretty dress, fresh produce, seeing beautiful images in magazines.

Miss Savara said...

Good books inspire me, creative or fresh thinking. :) faye88@chello.nl

Ida Lux said...

The Norwegian nature inspires me, especially now when its spring. I love how the flowers have so many clear, beautiful colors, the green grass and all the animals coming. Butterflies, birds and bugs.
-Ida
idahav@hotmail.com

Kate M said...

Trawling through interior design blogs and seeing how different people create homes out of mere houses is what inspires me! katemaher90@gmail.com

Lovey said...

The inspiration to bake and create has always been in my heart...but lately I have been enjoying the simple designs of a cupcake or cake...I love to bake and make things look pretty and make sure they taste GOOD...my 5 kids inspire me...baking is in m SOUL and it is the key to a happy home...luvbg10@comcast.net

Meli Mendoza said...

There is nothing like seeing your hard work and dedication and TIME turn into to a beautiful creation...like a perfectly baked cake or the worlds perfect French Macaron. I think I must have been a baker or chef in a previous life because the very though of whipping something up gives me so much joy and inspiration! I love all your creations and they have inspired in so many ways. melimendoza2008@gmail.com

Coconut and Vanilla said...

Congratulations to your new book! It's awesome and I will post about it on Facebook. I think there are a lot of bakers out there waiting for a book like yours.

I'm mostly inspired by the farmers market. Fruits and vegetables of the season, dairy products of the region and of course food blogs providing beautiful pictures of food and awesome ideas.

GraceesMommy said...

COLOR!! Come on..lets face it...it is everywhere! It is why I love your blog, I love the color and how you use it in your baking and decorating.
jswatsworth@yahoo.com

Brigidg86 said...

You inspire me when im hungry and feeling creative! well done with the book, it looks brill x
Brigid.visser@hotmail.co.uk

Fantaztika said...

I am inspired by so many people, gestures, smells, textures, but most of all I love to fall into cold sheets and snuggle with my boys.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to check out the cookbook. Cupcakes my daughter creates. Yum
dcc830@yahoo.com

Dianna Ellis said...

My inspiration is drawn from everything around me...my kids, grandkids, art, but mostly music inspires me. Put on some good music, head to the kitchen and start creating! diannaellis57@gmail.com

Nicole said...

My family is what inspires me in all that I do and to take in the beautiful things that surround me everyday!
buffyet@yahoo.com

Fantaztika said...

I am inspired by so many people, gestures, smells, textures, but most of all I love to fall into cold sheets and snuggle with my boys.

Tina said...

My biggest inspiration would have to be Christopher Nolan, director of Inception, Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale, The Prestige, Memento, etc. He directs so well, with such deep meaning instilled in each movie. There is such a unity of plot, where everything make sense when all the pieces are put together, and one cannot be bored of his movies, because they engage you so well :) Creative, psychologically challenging, leaving you questioning until the very last minute, and such a great cast in each movie, Chris Nolan's movie are the perfection of our era :)

Michelle said...

My kids are probably my greatest inspiration.

KellyR said...

Homemade bread that comes out perfectly, my husband and daughter, and the fact that spring is finally arriving!
kellyrobert323@yahoo.com

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Lisa Gundersen said...

Congratulations!!! Will help to spread the word.

My inspiration comes from my mom...the original Martha S. Like sooo many women of that generation, mom cooked, cleaned, painted, wallpapered, sewed my clothes and all the curtains in our home, gardened....and she considered all of it an art.

camila barrera daza said...

This is really nice! I get inspired by things that look as great as they taste!

Dave @ Baking Beats said...

Inspired by other bakers endless creativity, talent, and artistry. zumerzet@tiscali.co.uk Good luck with the great book :)

Nat said...

I am inspired as soon as I see the smile on the face of the eater!!

Rebecca said...

Nature inspires me, from the earthy tones of the forest to the vibrant shades of a butterfly, to the cooling shimmers of a misted day and the warming glow of sunshine on bare skin... as well as food blogs of course!

missbecksy@googlemail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm deligthed for u and ur book. U hav been so excited over the past weeks! I found your blog "by accident" and I am really happy about that. And it's those small things in life, that inspire me: "litte accidents", a good piece of cake, a freshly baked (homemade) bread, a letter from my godchild, being able to stay in touch with my friends around the world, a good book, a phonecall with my mom, coffee and many many more. I think u hav 2 treasure those little moments in life, otherwise it can be hard for one to find a big one that'll make u happy. Thank u for sharing u'r love of baking with me and the other readers, Heather! Luv, Anne (Kaffeekanne) anneheedrich@gmx.de

ive said...

what inspire me is to see the faces of the people i make cakes for help me think on how to better my self and make more people happy

lee ann galante said...

Childhood Memories of my Mother baking in the kitchen inspire me to bake....there is nothing like a Mother.

lgalante@zoominternet.net

Heather N said...

Congratulations Heather!

I'm inspired by the smiles I can put on someone's face :)

Anna Smith said...

I think the simple things like flour, baking powder, baking soda, fondant, bananas, chocolate, mint leaves... things like that inspire me to create interesting, simple baking that makes my family and friends happy. Baking is a metaphor for the challenges we face in life, and sometimes it is what gets me through when all else fails to go right.

Fantaztika said...

I am inspired by so many people, gestures, smells, textures, but most of all I love to fall into cold sheets and snuggle with my boys.

Erdbeer-Rei said...

A freshly baked cake and a new episode of my favorite TV-Show!

Motherwell said...

My Dog Moses inspires me, to see his tail wag or watch him barking in his sleep, brings a smile every time.
amotherwell@hotmail.com

Olivia said...

Wow, the book looks great!!!

Pretty much everything inspires me: other food bloggers, nature, family and friends...anything!

Congrats!

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Anonymous said...

Kniwung that somone is going to enjoy eating my goodies as much as I enjoy making them is what inspires me
-Tiffany(hopelss_cchs_2004@yahoo.com

pintyo said...

Right now, rays of the first warm spring sun inspire me. pintyoka@freemail.hu

jas - the gluten free scallywag said...

I'm inspired by my Dad who grabbed a camera 30years ago and taught himself how to use it and now runs photographic safaris around the world and my Mum who taught me to roll out cookie dough and then decorate it. jas {@} glutenfreescallywag.com

Anonymous said...

Music inspires me! I always put some music on while cooking, baking or just generally creating things :)

Also- Anything colorful! It can be an amazing sky at sunset, a field full of flowers or something man-made like balloons...

Congratulations on your book! I'm sure it's very exciting!!

yehuditspeiser@yahoo.com

Aleisha said...

My inspiration comes from Christ!He is my Author! :D I am soo excited about your book!

Aleisha
aleisha_daniels@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

Your book looks amazing - CONGRATULATIONS! I don't know that I could ever recreate any of your genius ideas but I would love to try.


I am constantly inspired by my wonderful husband who works so very hard so I can stay at home and take care of our daughter. He is my hero :)
krhemmer2@gmail.com

Frances said...

I'm inspired by color, form, laughter, and find inspiration in what I see and find around me. Congratulations on being published!

twiggy said...

My inspiration is my boyfried's smile :)
kurucztm@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi heather, i have been following your blog for some months now striving to attain the skill level that you are at. what inspires me in my baking creations is seeing the smile on people's faces after they have taken a bite of what i've made. this is what makes me happy. to obtain your new book will help me to improve my skills and be able to make more people smile by my new creations. i hope i am selected to receive one of your new books or even the kitchenaid (which has been a dream of mine to have). i wish you great success in promoting your book!! shermcbee@hotmail.com

The Postcolonial Rabbit said...

congratulations! I can't wait to check this book out if it's even a little bit as beautiful (and as inspiring, ha!) as your blog.

My parents inspire me every day - as immigrants from Bangladesh to the UK, their courage, hard work, dignity and strength are always an example to me. My dad inspires my work, my mum inspires me to be a better person. And both of them, with their sweet tooths and love of my cakes, inspire me to bake! x

Rose said...

I'm inspired by the changing of the seasons, the weather, the colors, and the smells. Makes me want to get out there and do something while I'm here in this beautiful world.
rekj@cox.net

Anonymous said...

It looks great! I love going through heaps and heaps of cookbooks and blogs like yours, that's what inspires me.
Jess
(jess.d.94@hotmail.com)

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

I get inspired by other bloggers and cookbooks all the time. By the way, was very excited to see an amazon email with "Sprinkle Bakes" in the subject line:-)

Ms. Rich said...

What inspires me? Seeing all of the delicious treats baked up by creative moms just like me all over the internet.
richgirl21@hotmail.com

Gyneka1 said...

Falling In love.

Gyneka1@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I am inspired by the beauty around me that was creatively and lovingly made by God the father. His love and the love of my family inspires me to do what I can to make them smile and laugh, and to show them, in little ways, how much I love them.

scrappinjulie@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My biggest inspiration would have to be my grandma (who makes the best yorkshire puddings ever!), she's cooked and baked her whole life pretty much for her family and has left countless recipe books that she's written herself for me to have and pass down to my children and grandchildren one day (no time soon, i'm only 20), so now i'm inspired to write my own recipe book and add it to the collection. <3 I hope to own a cake shop one day.

Much love,
Amie (UK)

a.g.roebuck@googlemail.com

Maureen said...

The people I love inspire me. I love coming together with friends, cooking, baking and having fun. That makes me the happiest of all!

Maureen said...

The people I love inspire me. I love coming together with friends, cooking, baking and having fun. That makes me the happiest of all!

Chocolate Shavings said...

I get inspired by beautiful cookbooks and food magazines! Always makes me want to get right back in the kitchen.

The Murray Clan said...

My son inspires me everyday...He shows me how to just have fun and whats its like to live with no stress! Little ones are so simple in their way of thinking that you cant help but be inspired by their imagination!
murrayclan3@yahoo.com
adddinganm.blogspot.com

Smitha said...

Congratulations!!...Sprinkle Bakes has inspired me so much with baking esp to simple homecooks like me to add in creativity to my desserts and cookies..Simply wait for each new update for your creative art and work in my email. You have done an awesome work...Thank you for bringing up this book for us...will surely treasure it.

Alba said...

First of all, congrats for your book! It looks so fantastic, I really hope you have a lot of succes with it, and, also that it will be release in Spain so I can buy it. ;)
Well, what inspires me the most are blogs like yours, or Sweetapolita's o Bakingdom's. You know, those little sweet things you all post not only inspire me to create my own baked goods, the make me really, really happy. And vintage & retro stuff, I'm a truly lover of them. So, that's it! Congratulations one more time!
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi there! Apart from loving your blog it is a great inspiration to me. What inspires me....? All, but now with pinterest and the amazing www, I can get inspiration right on the sofa, je je. Mainly right now all beach stuff drives me crazy!
Judith
juva9@hotmail.com

Audrie said...

It looks so beautiful! Congratulations on the book. My daughter inspires me every day to find good recipes that are delicious and healthy.
blyss88@yahoo.com

Angkrosnick said...

Right now I would say my granddaughters inspires me to try new things. I just to let you know so do you!! I just love your blogs! Thanks for your time and energ!
(akrosnick@neo.rr.com)

Kimberly said...

Music inspires me.
kymberli21@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My family inspires me. I love seeing them smile & how much they enjoy eating my delicious baked creations. They love being my guinea pigs. Congrats, best of luck on your book.
dalmar_1989@yahoo.com

Becky said...

My daughters and granddaughter inspire me!

Eva said...

I'm inspired by friends and family who love what I cook and make me want to try new recipes.

I love your work!

Agnus said...

I'm inspired by beauty, elegance and glamour of the 50s which are my favourite decade. I've always wanted to become a perfect, talented and beautiful housewife ;) So now, you know :P


And by the way, great book! Congratulations! :)

agnus8@gmail.com

Amber Pisano pisanoamber@yahoo.com said...

Sunday mornings are my biggest inspiration. I am a culinary major at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI and while I rarely ever get time off from school, I usually don't have class on Sundays. It is my time to dream up something wonderful and exciting on my own. I usually get up really early and head down to the Farmers Market for fresh bread, fruits and vegetables, or the grocery store for those other needs. Then I head home and spend most of the day planning and making a meal. It could be lavender French toast for breakfast with a fresh raspberry compote and marscapone cheese or a hand made pasta and sauce for lunch; perhaps even a hearty roast chicken dinner. Sunday's are truly inspiring to me because I wouldn't be able to freely create much on my own at school. For when I am home on those gracious Sunday mornings, I can make mistakes and trouble shoot without scolding and I can learn from my mistakes in a new way. This past Sunday I created a delicious, soft lemon cupcake and made a blackberry buttercream which folded on me, but instead of getting upset and giving up, I quickly added cream cheese and created a rich blackberry
Cream cheese frosting which was way more delicious than the original buttercream. I garnished it with a fresh blackberry atop each little cake and they were a hit at the party I brought them to! I was
So proud. :)

HamburchBackblech said...

oooh, your book looks sooo good!!!
there are so many talented bakers w ho inspire me ... and i love just to surf around the web and bookstores - too much inspiration to keep in mind, but sometimes it's only a little picture in a magazine or sth like that ...
sweet greets from hamburg!

Ann said...

Pretty things like tea cups, macarons and flowers!

Cherry said...

I know the Sprinkle Bakes book will be amazing and I am so excited about it! I am always inspired by great cookbooks, food photography, colours, my best friend and my mother who gives me advice and supports me in my life.
My email address is cherrychoccupcake@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have two children who melt my heart who are smart, loving, affectionate, studious, rambunctious, caring, creative, & fun. :-) When my six year old wants to read books to me before bed, that inspires me. When my 8 year old can't wait to play his violin for me to show me the new song that he just learned earlier that day imspires me.:-)
wseaton@comcast.net
Susan Eaton

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your book, looks lovely.
What inspires me the most are food blogs I find on the internet as well as the magazines and cookbooks I buy every month...and then the joy I know I can do it as well. God knows where I'll store them when my bookshelves exceed their capacity :D
Love from Prague,
Hana Stolarikova from Facebook
(Hana.Stolarikova@seznam.cz)

Peggy Daley said...

I am inspired by my daughters wedding!
daley22@adelphia.net

Syd said...

Your book has been in my amazon wish list since you first announced it. You have so many great, creative ideas. I get inspiration from mother nature. So many beautiful colors.

simplycilicia said...

My family and the world around me inspire me! I love to see and learn new things. One reason why I would love to win this cookbook, because I love baking and trying new things! Congratulations!!

Kait Lun said...

Congratulations! The book looks amazing! I am inspired by the weather, changing of the seasons, and what is locally available. I know your book will be a great success!

Bobbi L. said...

My daughter inspires me! I'm a new mom, and my baby girl has completely transformed the way I live. I now want to work harder towards my dreams so that one day she can say she's proud of me. I want to give her everything she deserves, whether that's clothes on her back, a roof over her head, or a yummy SprinkleBakes treat in her belly. The cliches about being a mom ring so true with me, and every day I look at her face I'm inspired to just live for her.

(bjhanding@yahoo.com)

enteskedsocker said...

Congratulations on releasing your book!

My biggest inspiration is the japanese cherry tree! It's in full bloom right now and I just love sitting under the trees on a sunny spring afternoon with a picknick basket full of goodies and seeing the slightly pink petals beeing carried away by the wind!

enteskedsocker said...

Sorry for dubbel posting! I forgot my email: caroibara@yahoo.se

Kathleen said...

My grandma inspires me. She walks every morning, no matter what the weather, with her little dog in tow. Her house is always perfectly clean, she yells and swears like a sailor when her rugby team is losing and she can make a mean chocolate gateau. I also love a freshly baked scottish harvest loaf and fasnacht (PA dutch donuts)!

jellybabie_331@hotmail.com

girlsgonescrappin said...

I am inspired by people's reaction's to my food. the more they love it the more I am inspired to take it to the next level. Can't wait to see the book. Thanks for the opportunity and good luck with the book launch. dmgiblin@hotmail.com

joanna collom said...

I will definatly get this book! looks fantabulous!

Natalie said...

People who help other that are less fortunate is what inspire me. I just hear a story about a 70 year old woman who is building a facility to help homeless teens in the metro area. She is doing it all on her own and has not asked for help from the government.

nboutilier@oregans.com

Michelle McCandless said...

What inspires me - nature always! I love the beautiful vibrant colors of flowers and butterflies - and they transfer so well to baking!

Bri said...

I'm continually inspired by food blogs (especially yours!). They give me so many ideas for beautiful, creative food/baking creations. I have an entire folder on my computer labeled 'Baking Inspiration' where I save pictures and recipes of things that I can't wait to try out! Congrats on your book, you're so incredibly talented!
bri.odell@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Seeing what people can do, who are more talented than I, inspires me. Its seeing that it can be done well, that pushes me to at least try, and then perhaps, try again.

The book looks wonderful.

lauriesonit@rogers.com

Heidi G. said...

spring flowers inspire me...the bright yellow cushion spurge, deep purple lupine, hot pink phlox, tangerine tulips!!!

alice rouze said...

I check your blog every day because it makes me silly-happy!
The pictures are fabulous and the recipes are always innovative in some way.
You've created a beautiful universe.
Thank you Heather for sharing it with us!

-Alice
(rouze_alice@hotmail.com)

Anonymous said...

I am inspired by the rumblings and particular cravings of my tummy...that is what determines what I bake any given day.

GemCakes said...

My Mum inspires me, and has done throughout my life. She's an amazing person who is strong yet gentle, kind yet firm, older but always young at heart. She is the reason I had the inspiration and determination to set up my business and go it alone! I love you Mum. xx

sweetbakingboutique said...

Hi loving that your book is here! Colors inspire me. Also loving your giveaway. sweetbakingboutique@gmail.com

teacupsandsaucers said...

I'm inspired by artistic photos similar to those which you include on your blog. I revisit sprinkle bakes time and time again just to drool over your photos - and get inspired to bake in the process!

URL: http://themixing-bowl.blogspot.com/
Email: mariafsc91@hotmail.com

xxx Thanks Heather!

Catalina @ Cake with Love said...

I am inspired by food blogs, my family and basically everything that is pretty, shiny and has some sprinkles on top :)

Theresa said...

Colors and Shapes. And of course dreaming up crazy ideas for my family. Trying new ideas out on them is always fun because you never know if the design or recipe is going to work or not. Can't get a more honest opinion than kids.
Congratulations on the book - I'm looking forward to getting a copy.
theresa - tblumer@gate.net

Anonymous said...

Lemons. My nanna made the most luscious lemon butter from her old lemon tree (you know the kind that just looking at it makes the mouth water) and now every time I smell the fruit I guess I channel her because it sends me in a cooking frenzy.

Congrats on the book!! woot :D

[yakpancakes@gmail.com]

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the book - it looks beautiful. Typically I get inspired by simply not baking anything pretty for a while, I can only bake so many chocolate chip cookies before I need to express myself with (and eat) something decadent.

(sadiecat711@yahoo.com)

KJ said...

Wow!! I clicked on the link for the competition and what a find to a FANTASTIC blog!!! Result!! The book looks so beautiful and very indepth with artistic ideas that will help me a lot in my work. Even if I don't win I will definitely be getting this book :) but to win the the kitchen aid too, well that would just be amazing. What inspires me is the art in everyday products, from beautiful china cups and teapots to fabulous picture/mirror frames. Also living by the beach and beautiful woodland its hard not to be inspired by nature <3

Anonymous said...

I am inspired by family & friends, they are such a blessing to have in my life!!! leggz@hotmail.com

paintomime said...

I'm inspired by my grandmother's recipes, they are so delicious!
paintomime@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

First of all CONGRATULATIONS on your book.. i can only wish I can own one.

My inspiration are my two beautiful babies.. they are my everyday ray of sunshine.. they saved me from my darkest moments.. siladna11@yahoo.com

snooza said...

Sunshine is my inspiration! It is my energy and fuel to get through any task.

snooza at gmail dot com

Stacey Siddons said...

Hi Heather, your book looks incredible, well done! I love that you've combined food and art because - let's face it - we're all artists in our little way, aren't we?

I'm definitely going to get a copy of your book, it really looks like it is packed full of great ideas!

I'm inspired at the moment by the vivid colours and unusual shapes of organically-grown vegetables. Every week a new set of beautiful vegetables brings new cooking challenges - and I've found that the colour inspiration has really seeped over into my craftwork as well with knitted vegetables, painted veg, and cross-stitched peas. Ho hum!

Looking forward to seeing more of your book x

KJ said...

Ooops I forgot to put my email address in with the above post!!! its karen_jepson@hotmail.com x

Dinuka Cooray said...

I'm so excited for the book!!! Congratulations Heather! I love your blog so so so much.
Inspiration: vivid colors, family, YOU, my friends, challenges, and my rabbit, Nibbles!! <3
Email: dinuka.cooray@gmail.com
I love your recipes!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Everything inspires me. Cabstoy@frontiernet.net

ANGELES said...

I see all the world on a cookie. Sometimes I think a cookie on my mind but when I take it and paint the royal glass goes.... alone. Is the tip possied ??? perhaps. jaaaaaaaa.....ja, ja, ja.....
The book must be for my, I need it.
e-mail: angelesley@santabrigida.com

jenni said...

My mom inspires me. She'll do anything to make sure we are happy. I love spending time with her and baking treats for my nephews.
Jen
Jenny_kend@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

there are several things that inspire me.i'm always inspired by my husbands smile. his laugh is contagious and makes me happy. he makes me want to be the best person i can be.
my beautiful friends also inspire me by their encouragement, support and endless supply of giggles.
sunshine ,apart from making me feel better also inspires me to cook for those i love..
my email is - jtlan@bigpond.net.au

thankyou xxxx

Anonymous said...

Taking a walk on a sunny day. Clears my mind and I have my best ideas. YOU inspire me too! april_iwu@yahoo.com

Julia Broadbooks said...

A great book or movie is always inspiring. so is catching a glimpse of a woodpecker on my morning walk or watching a butterfly drink from the hibiscus in my yard.

juliabroadbooks AT gmail DOT com

Katie Lewis said...

Congratulations! What a big exciting day! Your book looks so beautiful and inviting. I'm working on my own book right now and I just get so excited for other bloggers who make it to the big publishing day! Yay you! That is so much hard work finally come to fruition! I love seeing success in others. And THAT totally inspires me. :) Congrats! (And I super hope I win so I can get a peek at your sweet book! It looks like such a fun and inspiring read!)

kathleenann08(at)gmail(dot)com

Chloe said...

The book looks ace, can't wait to get it!

I am inspired by so many different things but my favourite sources are local craft shops. Fantastic lace, beautiful paper and a rainbow of colours. Incredible!

spikeyprofile@hotmail.com

Heather said...

LOL. Pinterest inspires me! The creativity of others and their courage to share gives me th encourage to attempt to be more creative and try new things.

Beverley said...

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS on your book coming out...I will be heading over to Amazon to order one or two!

What inspires me is the little things in life like nature and the joy of giving.

Have a great day and enjoy all your sweet success,

Beverley xoxo somethingaboutcupcakes

Connie said...

My children inspire me to create new cakes they give me great ideas,and alot of my inspiration comes from looking up sweets online..lakandrajordan@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Things that inspire me are my 2 beautiful girls. I LOVE baking from scratch. I love pretty simple and easy to make cupcakes or cakes.
Congrats on your book!!!!
nmkenn@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm inspired by the sunrise every morning.. just before the world wakes up. The day is new, fresh, and open to all the possibilities it could bring!

Congratulations on the book!

thesweettruths@gmail.com

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Congrats! That is awesome.

That is such a great giveaway! Many things inspire me: people, nature, music, art, books, etc...

Cheers,

Rosa

Bags said...

I am inspired by the smiles on peoples face when I present them with something beautiful and tasty! Especially my niece and nephews! Who think my superpower is whisking!!

Cant wait to get my hands on a copy of your book and a few more for presents for my friends and family!!

[froggy9009@hotmail.com]

bryan said...

My inspiration comes from the sunrise and a brand new day to discover new ideas for cooking, baking, gardening and my crafts!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new book! I am inspired by beautiful bright colors, my grands and something that looks to pretty to eat, but you eat it anyway!!!





joyboutwell@gmail.com

Holly said...

I love your book, little things I see every day inspire me, whether it be something in a shop window, something on pinterest or even something my boyfriend brings home from the building yard :D
holly@bftp.co.uk

The Songy Clan said...

so excited for your book, I get inspired by seeing others follow through on their dreams!
Right now, the leaves are unwrapping themselves from their buds and the promise of spring is so very inspiring!

Becca said...

To be honest, I'm a little intimidated by your art skills. But even though I know I will never in my wildest dreams be able to create anything like you, you still inspire me. Well anyone with skills to transform a simple cake into something that looks like it should hang in a museium inspires me. Everything you create is so beautiful. Good luck with your new book. I'll be looking for it on the shelves! :D

cookies and cups said...

SO unbelievably excited and happy for your! YAY!!

Kassandra said...

My latest inspiration was a a pair of shoes given to me for my birthday, the feature a lovely houndstooth fabric and red trim! also amazing work on the book!

Clear Pink said...

Good luck with the publication of the book and all the exciting things that will be coming your way!

Exposing my four children to new and different food inspires me to cook.

I can not wait to get my hands on a copy of the book. I perfect read, I am sure! I read cookbooks like a novel.

Thanks for the giveaway!

elkjohnson@gmail.com
http://www.clearpink.etsy.com

HADAS Y GRUMETES said...

Felicidades!! Un año duro de trabajo que hoy tiene su recompensa con la salida estelar de este maravilloso libro. Me encantaría que lo tradujerais al español y poder tenerlo a la venta donde yo vivo Barcelona.
Quiero participar en el sorteo, me encanta esa KA!!
joanacazorla@hotmail.com

Estee said...

I'm most inspired by spring and it's wonderful colors.

GinaC said...

My daughter inspires me, she is 2 and it's so cool to watch her experience things for the first time. I love being able to show her new things, and I can't wait to teach her to bake!
gicalamita@gmail.com

Bunny said...

These wonderful food blogs inspire me! So many talented people out there with the cutest ideas!How can you not be inspired after seeing these amazing creations!

Beth Meyers said...

I draw inspiration from my grandmother's measuring cups & spoons! When she passed away back in 2008 they were 2 things I wanted as I have so many happy memories from my childhood of baking & cooking with her. I feel as if a part of her is with me now when I bake/cook and I feel comforted. I miss her more everyday and though I know it will never be the same without her, I also know she is looking down on me from Heaven and I hope she is proud of me. I love being able to do this contest in memory of her! I love you Grams & if I win it's all for your glory! :)

macekdu said...

Hallo from Melbourne,
I am so inspired by your blog, your photos and ofcaurse youd Pag Biscuit. He is the sweetest of them all. xoxoxo
My bigest inspiration are my family and friends, who always love my cooking and my baking. I bake with my heart and I can not wait to get your book, to try some more new things.
Love Martina
maceks1@optusnet.com.au

krista521 said...

Being a stay at home mom to my 3 children has unexpectedly inspired me. I was a teacher for 3 years before I had my 1st child, my daughter. When she was only 21 months old she was diagnosed with a rare for of cancer and we found out we were pregnant with number 2. She underwent 42 weeks of chemo, some radiation, transfusions, and 5 surgeries. All before she was 4. She is now cancer free, thankfully, for the last 2 1/2 years. She also now has 2 brothers, one 3 and the other 15 months.

At the time of her diagnosis I decided I would be a stay at home mom to make sure I could spend all the time with her and care for her as I could. Here I am being home 5 plus years later and needed an outlet and a way to release my creative side more. With all 3 kids having egg allergies, I needed to learn how to bake and decorate to create nice cakes for their birthdays. I am still learning, but I always turn to them, and what we have endured as my inspiration.

Congrats on your book and I cannot wait to get my copy!!!!
Krista kberg521@yahoo.com

ceb347 said...

I'm most inspired by the cool air when I'm on my morning run. My head feels clear.

Congratulations on the book! I've been following your blog since the beginning!

ceb347@gmail.com

Phil said...

Congratulations on the book! I am inspired by rainy days in the kitchen!

wingphil at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Travelling is what inspires me most!! Every new place is like an open book and gives me new energy and new ideas.
Congratulations for your book!
Andrea
anvarela1@yahoo.com

Nancy said...
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karatepop said...

Science! The lives of others, reading their stories, history, the sea!

CMS said...

Today, its vintage travel posters from India. Tomorrow, probably your book! xoxo Great Job!

catherinemarie.scrivo@gmail.com

Nancy said...

What inspires me is the anticipated joy of my children when mommy is baking something delicious. Looking at their faces with brigt smiles is priceless

mokosha said...

there are two little owls in my backyard, they inspire me to do silly things

Sara said...

My four month old son Seth, God, genuineness, love and laughter <3

Tammi P said...

Hello and Congratulations!

My inspiration is knowing that I put a smile on my friends' and family's faces with my desserts.

hugz4free @ yahoo.com

anne-laure said...

I'm inspired by smells and colors, but also by books, films, textures... it goes on and on!

Perth said...

Congratulations! I look forward to having a copy of this book! As someone who sees herself as creative but not necessarily artistic, this book will be inspiring. But day-to-day it is definitely my kids who inspire me. Seeing the world through their eyes opens mine up to new things!
(meremere75@gmail.com)

Miss_Dee said...

Congratulations! I love your blog and I cannot wait to get your book ! I am inspired by anything and everything around me on a daily basis, recently it was the blooming of the cherry blossoms which made me create 3 different kinds of cherry, vanilla and almond cupcakes and Cake Pops with Cherry blossom trees hand painted on them ... I enjoy the process so much that the final product is just an added bonus ..

dmac338@verizon.net

Sara said...

Email is saraweeble@gmail.com :)

Jen said...

My family inspires me.

Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray) said...

The book looks GREAT, congrats!!! I'm inspired by everything around me but I'm motivated by my husband and daughter.

Stefkow said...

My mom inspires me! I definitely get my love of baking from her. It's so satisfying to start with a mix of ingredients and end up with a yummy finished product!

stefkow@sbcglobal.net

Judy Foshee said...

Having a project to do inspires me! I love the planning, preparing, creating and results of it all! Gets me totally inspired to pull from within the gifts which God has given me! Your book looks fabulous. If I don't win it, I'm going to buy it! nfocusnow@aol.com

Melissa Cole said...

I'm inspired by all my fellow students in Culinary School. So many talented people, it always pushes me to do better! Your book looks amazing, and I love your blog! Blogs really inspire me!

Melbell40@hotmail.com

anne-laure said...

I'm inspired by smells and colors, but also by books, films, textures... it goes on and on!
achevall (at) hotmail (dot) com

Kristin said...

I always get inspired by my writer's group - so many motivated and talented women doing amazing things!

Rita D. said...

Nature & quiet peaceful moments. Maybe it's a walk around the neighborhood or a drive with no radio or distractions, but these moments always seem to rejuvenate me and allow me to look at my surrounding differently. They get my creative juices flowing so to speak.

Mom24 said...

My family inspires me, or maybe, it's my childhood. In some ways my childhood was the antithesis of everything I want for my children. It spurs me on to keep going, keep trying.

Kari said...

I'm inspired by the glorious colors of nature. they are every changing and something new everyday
karismithphoto @ yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I am inspired by others' hard work to fulfill their dreams.
rahrey930@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Book looks fab!!
I'm inspired by others ... Their happiness, praise and inspiring them...You know that sound people make when they take that first bite of something yummy.... I strive to make things to hear that sound when baking!!!
Dudleylaura2010@hotmail.co.uk

larissaprusak said...

What inspires me is a picture of a cookie, cake, muffin or a dish.
Larissa
broom1969@aol.com

uncannypreserves.com said...

My children definitely inspire me to make wholesome, nutritious and made-with-love food! Congratulations on the cookbook! uncannypreserves (at)gmail(dot)com

Natasha said...

My great grandma inspires me. She taught me to cook and to read from a cookbook. The smile on people's faces when they eat something yummy that was cooked from the heart is the best feeling in the world! I thank her for that gift.
nncornelius@hotmail.com

Rocío said...

Felicidades!!! me alegro mucho por tí,
Yo me inspiro en las pequeñas cosas de la vida, en mis hijos.
Ojala me toque y sino lo compraré seguro.
rociosalan@gmail.com

Pauline A said...

The smells! When something is baking or cooking and the smell just wafts up to me, that memory and that instant what inspires me.

Anonymous said...

I'm inspired by my mom. She is the best.
Squeaky1234@comcast.net

Leanne said...

Travelling inspires me. There is so much out there and it starts by leaving my house!
Playlee1@hotmail.com

Angela said...

What inspires me are the comforting smells of fresh-baked cookies and birthday cake, and the look on my loved ones' faces whenever they take a bite of something I've made :)

Kristina Hammock (therock38545@hotmail.com) said...

My friends and family inspire me.

Bethany Noelle said...

I must admit I am such a huge fan of your site! Your style and baking skills intertwine to create magic! So excited for the book! There is nothing better than creating a perfect cupcake in my eyes. They seem to bring such joy to all who receive them and with your help I have been able to not only make them delectable but also a work of art.

iris said...

First of all i love your blog, you make baking exciting!
Second of all, i am so excited for your book, im sure its going to be as exciting as you blog but even better now that i can hold it in my hands!
Third, what inspires me is the ability to make people happy. Creating desserts always seem to bring joy to everyone who eats them(and even those who dont) people just look at desserts and smile and then when they take a bite, and you see the joy on their faces.....well, thats what makes all the work worth it!
Good luck with your book, I'm sure it will be a great success

Jenn said...

Can't wait to receive your new book! Congratulations!! My baking inspiration comes from your blog and a few other of my favorite baking blogs. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work!

Thyme (Sarah) said...

I can't tell you how thoughtful it is that you are planning to release your gorgeous book on MY BIRTHDAY! I've had no trouble remembering THE date. It will be a huge success. Marrying the 'artist meets baker' is so unique and intriguing. All the best of success to you with the book launch and I hope you come to Houston on a book signing tour! I'll be there!

Bethany Noelle said...

Oh...my email address is bethanynlewis@yahoo.com

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Congrats!! I like looking at THIS blog! Your creativity ignites some sort of spark in me to be creative myself :)

Maggie said...

I'm inspired by all the talented people whose blogs I read on the internet. Seriously - each and every one of you who writes and puts your projects and yourselves out there pushes me a little closer to doing and being the kind of person I want to be.

mskeller at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

What inspires me when my children and I are in the kitchen baking or cooking. It is always a joy to have them with me. maxwellltracy17@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The whole meal is a "painting"...from the color of the tablecloth, dishes and the food that is plated for the meal - I LOVE to create the "artwork" of cooking! Can't wait to get the book for myself and my two daughters - who have also enjoyed cooking in their married lives!

Nash Nordin said...

I'm inspired by other people smiles. And I love it when they smile when they eat something I made/cook :)
shuffleit@gmail.com

Sharon said...

My inspiration is easy: my kids. Their love of trying things and never feeling like failure is a possibility keep me trying new things!

lovemyspy said...

A good book of poetry inspires me!!

lovemyspy@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Anonymous (who thinks the whole meal is a "painting") can be contacted at willoughby.susan24@yahoo.com should you pick me! Please, pick me!

Jewelsluvs2bake said...

I'm inspired by anything that anyone asks me to make! Normally people give me ideas, but I'm responsible for giving them life! I love to try new recipes, and the compliments I get and the happiness when people really like something always keeps me going! Food brings us all together!

Anonymous said...

What really inspires me is when the weather begins to cool and the leaves begin to change! Love the smell of apple and pumpkin pies in the oven. And warmed mulled cider. A snuggly sweater and a bonfire!
Congrats!

Dawn Hoerath
DawnBie@yahoo.com

Jewelsluvs2bake said...

I'm inspired by anything that anyone asks me to make! Normally people give me ideas, but I'm responsible for giving them life! I love to try new recipes, and the compliments I get and the happiness when people really like something always keeps me going! Food brings us all together!

Jewelsluvs2bake said...

I'm inspired by anything that anyone asks me to make! Normally people give me ideas, but I'm responsible for giving them life! I love to try new recipes, and the compliments I get and the happiness when people really like something always keeps me going! Food brings us all together!

Prathibha said...

congrats on ur book..loved the colorful things over it..I get inspired by my family..prathibha.garre@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm inspired by three things:
1)the creative outlet baking has afforded me. Success or a failure, I took ordinary ingredients and created something.
2)the look on my kids' faces when they first see the results of my day's labors.
3) the ability to lose myself for a little while. Baking relieves stress, who knew?
kbless@cox.net

Jewelsluvs2bake said...

I'm inspired by anything that anyone asks me to make! Normally people give me ideas, but I'm responsible for giving them life! I love to try new recipes, and the compliments I get and the happiness when people really like something always keeps me going! Food brings us all together!

Nicole (MyLoveForCooking) said...

I am inspired by my babies and the healthy beautiful life I want to give them. Congratulations on this dream come true..well deserved. I am so glad I found your site :)

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