What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner? I think I was hungry for something sweet at the time....
First up was The Sugar Cube by Kir Jensen with Danielle Centoni. Photographs by Lisa Warniger.
From the publisher Chronicle Books:
"This covetable cookbook is a greatest-hits collection from Sugar Cube, a tiny pink food cart in Portland, Oregon, that is thronged daily by hungry hordes craving voluptuous sweets intensified with a spike of booze, a lick of sea salt, or a “whoop” of whipped cream. Sugar Cube founder and baker Kir Jensen left the fine-dining pastry track to sell her handmade treats on the street. Recipes for 50 of Kir’s most enticing cupcakes, cookies, tarts, muffins, sips, and candies are made more irresistible (if possible!) by 32 delicious color photographs. Sassy headnotes and illustrations that resemble vintage tattoos liven up this singular boutique baking book."
Next up was Sugarlicious by Meaghan Mountford. ( I love that little gnome.)
From the publisher Harlequin Books:
"With a dab of bright icing and a sprinkle of color, you can transform drab sugar cookies into glowing planets, plain marshmallows into scary zombies and simple cake pops into blooming flowers. Meaghan Mountford, creator of the blog The Decorated Cookie and the Edible Crafts editor of CraftGossip.com, shares her secrets for producing adorable, edible art.
Full of beautiful color photos and illustrated step-by-step directions, this guide will demystify professional techniques so that anyone can learn how to pipe icing like a pro and have fun with fondant. With the lively inspiration and foolproof directions in this book, you can discover how to personalize any sweet treat and turn your home kitchen into a studio for sugarlicious works of art!"
(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!)