About


Hi! I'm Heather.



And I love dessert!

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 fine art paintings and working in galleries for artisans of every stripe - painters, sculptors, glass blowers, illustrators, print makers and textile artists- 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 tell all my baking secrets. It's where I keep my original dessert recipes, adaptations and family favorites. There's a definite focus on making dessert beautiful, and adding art elements to baked goods is a common theme here. You'll find plenty of tutorials and step-by-step instructions so you can incorporate them into your baking, too!

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.

SprinkleBakes
118 N. Peters Road
Box 341
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.
You can find more of my work here, too.
The Etsy Blog
BettyCrocker.com

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.


Cameras.
I currently use a Canon EOS 60D Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and I rarely remove the 50mm 1.4 lens. I started out with a Canon Rebel which is a very good first camera if you're just beginning your journey into the DLSR realm. I love my new 5D, but I really miss the swivel screen on my 60D and overall think it's better for food blogging purposes.
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 (© 2009-14) 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!


I don't.
-sell my baked goods (my kitchen is too small for that).
-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 snarky comments. Constructive criticism is welcome if presented without anonymity.



I like.
Snow. Pugs. Strawberry milk. Bridget. Matcha tea. Lalaloopsy minis. Darla. Coffee. Snow globes. Kita. Animal rescue. Limited Escada perfumes. Megan. Rain. Painting. Kate Spade purses. Kristan. Patisserie. Firefly. Katrina. Geodes. Candy necklaces. Shelly. Salt on desserts. Scarlet's Walk. 6 oz. coffee mugs. Churro the pug. Rachel. Rainbow nonpareils. Rosie. The smell of pipe tobacco. Anna. Girls with pianos. Sue. Frilly cupcake papers. Cassie. Batman. Star Trek. Stella. Under the Pink. Jessica. Biscuit the pug. Birthdays. Heather. Cotton candy. Peabody. Water caught in spider's webs. Caramel. Pink desserts. Deb. Velvet cakes. Jennifer. Knoxville. Cake stands. Cat eye sunglasses. Guinness. Paul. Confetti. The Smoky Mountains.

And you.


Worthy causes.
Adopt an Elephant
Rescue a Pug
Second Harvest Food Bank






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