Sunday, October 23, 2011

Review: 101 Gourmet Cake Bites by Wendy Paul

Book Details:
101 Gourmet Cake Bites
By Wendy Paul
Genre: Cookbook
Published 2011, Front Table Books
Hardback, 146 pages
ISBN: 9781599558950

          You've seen them in bakeries, you've tasted their sugary sweetness, and now you can make your very own gourmet cake bites, cake balls, and cake pops right in your kitchen! Cute and creative, cake bites are the perfect way to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays. And starting from a cake mix makes these recipes so easy you can make any day a special occasion!
The recipes in this book takes the simplicity of a pre-packaged cake mix and builds on it with a few extra ingredients and decorating techniques to create what are known as cake balls, cake bites, cake pop, and cupcake pops. The basic concept is crumbling a baked cake and mixing it with frosting, forming a desired shape, and then coating it in melted chocolate. Further decorations all depend on the recipe and your personal preference.
There is something quite appealing about bite-size finger foods like these little bites of cake. Any occasion is made more special by baked goodies, and cake on a stick is a both unique and appealing concept. I thought the Scrabble recipe made quite adorable cake bites and the Southern Red Velvet I would hoard all for myself.
The one thing that bugged me about these recipes is that if you do not want to depend on a pre-packaged cake mix, then you have to find your recipes elsewhere, as this cookbook does not give any other options.

The Cover: This cover is a medley of the photos of the end result of a few of the recipes from the book. My mouth waters just looking at them.

First Line: "Little did I know that a sweet treat could have me hooked at first bite."

Read For: Foodie Challenge, Off the Shelf Challenge

*I received this book free of charge from the publisher for review purposes.*


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