Saturday 12 November 2016

Baking Post 2016 No.34- Cookbooks I'm crushing on at the moment

Hey guys!!😁

The inspiration behind this week's blog post came from the website "The Simple Sweet Life"- a link will be left below.

Throughout the past few months of Autumn, I've been reading non-stop. After all,it's a pleasure to get lost within the words inside a book instantly. Yeah OK, not all of that reading has consisted of cookbooks but at times, it is somewhat interesting flicking through cookbooks, discovering new recipes that I never knew even existed as well as see the aesthetic photographs of the ending result. 

First things first, I've been scouring into the good old cookbooks, coming across a few cookbook titles such as 

•Meringue Magic
• Lily Vanilli's Sweet Tooth 
• The Hummingbird Bakery: Cupcakes and muffins

Meringue Magic:
Over 30 recipes ranging between simple crisp and chewy confections sandwiching whipped cream, to wild combinations such as meringue sushi. This recipe book seriously great from great meringue recipes to improving technique. Once you've finished this book, meringues will be your next favorite thing,next to Autumn.

Snapshots from " Meringue Magic":


Meringue sushi!!

Lily Vanilli's Sweet Tooth:

In Sweet Tooth, Lily Jones( a.k.a Vanilla) takes you behind the scenes at her thriving East London bakery,present in you how to master some the core skills of baking. Sweet Tooth is the essential cookbook for anyone like myself, who is passionate about making something sweet. In opinion, this review cannot be more accurate. This cookbook is not only great for reference but constructing your own recipes as well as moving on from the cupcake once and for all.

Book photography



And finally, my book from the beginning of this entire blog, the hummingbird Bakery!!!

"You can queue along the pavement at the Hummingbird Bakery or you can stay at home with this luscious new cookbook and make some yourself!" The Observer. 

This book literally has EVERYTHING you would want to bake. From chocolate hazelnut cupcakes to blueberry muffins ,all are a delight to make.

Images from the book:



That's all from me,then.  Although all photograph from the book had been taken by other professionals ,which shall be listed below, I had taken the time and effort to take the photos from the books, reliving the photographer's work. 

Before I conclude this post...

• New blogger to check out: Cupcake Jemma 

Books I've come across: 


Holding Up The Universe

Photography for the Lily Vanilli's Sweet Tooth: Romas Foord

Photography for Meringue Magic: Deirdre Rooney

Photography for the Hummingbird Bakery: Peter Cassidy

For access to the website, named above, click The Simple, Sweet Life !!

Thanks for reading and I'll see you next week!!!!

#sweetreats xxx


  1. I have a massive sweet tooth so going through cookbooks especially ones on baked goods is always sooo tempting! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~

    1. Thank you for reading! Doing posts based on cookbooks and their photogrpahy isn't something I blog about often so it was really fun to do something different!

      #sweetreats xxx