Hi! I'm Heather.
And dessert is my life!
Welcome to my world of nonpareils! I started this blog in 2009 to share my love of all things sweet. I'm a Tennessee girl with a background in fine arts and for many years I was an aspiring painter. Most of my employed life has been spent creating paintings and working in galleries for artisans of every stripe; painters, sculptors, glass blowers, illustrators, print makers, textile artists and photographers- just to name a few! I still paint, but my journey into the confectionery world has changed the relationship I have with my own creativity. I'm most fulfilled when lost in a cloud of powdered sugar, assembling desserts that are as artful as they are delicious.
SprinkleBakes is a place where I give away all my baking secrets. It's where I keep my original dessert recipes, adaptations and family favorites. It's my happy place where I try to show people how to add more sparkle to their baking. The name was born from my love of rainbow nonpareils. They remind me to have fun in life and to not take things too seriously. They are joyful, colorful, interesting, special. And concerning dessert, that's just how I like it!
I wrote a book!
It took me nearly 2 years and 75 lbs. of sugar, but I wrote my dream book combining art and baking. Find out all about SprinkleBakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist HERE!
Let's be friends.
Written correspondence can be sent to the address below. This is not a storefront.
118 N. Peters Road
Knoxville, TN. 37923
Email me at heather[at]sprinklebakes[dot]com
The best place to catch me is on Facebook, as I am usually quick to respond there. I'm not so good at email anymore.
- Follow my tweets @sprinklebakes
- Instagram.com/sprinklebakes is where you can find pictures of the minutiae of my life.
- View my treats published at Tastespotting and/or Foodgawker.
- If you enjoy Flick'r I occasionally post pictures here.
- You can StumbleUpon me here.
- I'm on Tumblr, sometimes.
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If you leave a question in one of my posts, I will make every effort to reply. Most likely the response will be in the same post (so check back!) or if you have a blog I will leave a comment there.
I currently use a
I'm a sucker for throwback cameras too, like the FujiFilm Instax Mini that instantly spits out a little business card-sized photos -much like a Polaroid! I'm sticking a toe in the water with lomography at the moment, too. I have a little Diana F+ that's fun and I enjoy working without the digital safety net.
Thinking of sharing my work? Thank you!
All writing, photography and illustration on SB is copyright Heather Baird (© 2009-13) unless indicated otherwise. Photographs (one or two) may be used if provided with a link to this website. I do my best to follow these rules for recipe attribution, and you should too!
-sell text/keyword links.
-let other people write content for my blog.
-promote books or products that are not in keeping with the theme of my blog (desserts only, please).
-tolerate abusive or snotty comments. Constructive criticism is welcome if presented without anonymity.
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