Thursday, May 8, 2014

Over the Counter #211

What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner? It's food fun this week!

First up was Simply Sweet Color Cakes: Wow-Worthy Desserts Anyone Can Make.

From the publisher, Oxmoor House:

"Get stunning rainbow looks for your favorite desserts--amazing tie-dye, ombre, layered, and hidden "surprise inside" color effects for cakes, cupcakes, and more, made easy.

With Simply Sweet ColorCakes, you can tie-dye, layer, and sprinkle your way to baking bliss! From Polka-Dot Layer Cake to Rainbow Cake Pops, this complete guide offers over 100 recipes and incredible photos for creating adorable, bakery-style desserts at home.

ColorCakes includes tantalizing treats--cupcakes, cakes, and cake pops, plus cookie bars, ice cream treats, and more. Readers will find inspiration on every page, with a dramatic, beautiful photo of every recipe, step-by-step instructions for creating cool designs and cutouts, and techniques for customizing your color. Simply Sweet ColorCakes is chock-full of desserts to wow your family and friends. Everyone will be saying, "How did you make that?!"

Next up was Cooking Comically: Recipes so easy you'll actually make them by Tyler Capps.

From the publisher, Penguin:

"This is not your grandma’s cookbook. Cooking should be as much fun as reading a comic book. Recipes should be cheap and easy. And the food has to taste good. That’s where Cooking Comically comes in. Tyler Capps, the creator of recipes like 2 a.m. Chili that took the Internet by storm, offers up simple, tasty meals in a unique illustrated style that will engage all your senses. These dishes are as scrumptious to eat as they are easy to make. This collection includes all-time favorites and original recipes from Cooking Comically, including Sexy Pancakes, Bolognese for Days, Mash-Tatoes, Pulled Pork (aka Operation Man-Kitchen), and Damn Dirty Ape Bread. Perfect for those who can barely boil water but are tired of ramen and fast food. Stop slaving. Start cooking."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)


bermudaonion said...

I love the cupcakes on the cover of Color Cakes and wonder if I could make them to look like that.

Luanne said...

I know I couldn't! But I love looking at the pictures!