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Baking: Sweet Bitesize Bakes (Review & Giveaway)

| July 25, 2012 | 52 Comments

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this adorable little book  by Sarah from Maison Cupcake – a friend and fellow blogger – a gorgeously foody blog, with a particular passion about cakes and treats! You may remember the Love Heart Cookies guest post she did on Red Ted Art a while back and I look forward to welcoming here again soon.

But I waffle. Sarah, has brought our her own adorable little baking book: Sweet Bitesize Bakes!

The book comes in a handy 7″x 7″ format (it is actual part of a great series of “bake me I am yours” books – incl. cupcakes, festive treats and cake pops).

Sarah’s book is wonderful – it starts off with a great introduction to what the book is about: encouraging you to have a go (which in fact is what Red Ted Art and our crafts is all about) – we both love to get people trying new things out. This is a book to not only get you salivating, but inspire you to have fun in the kitchen and trying something you. Sarah provides a guide to what you will need and great little tips to help you along the way (do you know how long it took to figure out, that a hot cookie is more breakable than a slightly cooled cookie – it seems obvious, but yes, it took me ages to realise!).


The tutorials include not only cake, muffin, cookie recipes, but how to pipe, make miniature roses, covering cakes in sugar paste, choclate ganache etc etc.


I am tempted (finally) to have a go at macarons (they look so lovely) as well as choux pastry, something I have always thought was too hard for me to make. I am surprised by how such a little book is packed with so many techniques, ideas and recipes.


Once you have picked a recipe and technique you want to try.. you then have a host of ideas of what to make with them – be it baby shower, “sporty balls”, rainbow cupcakes, skeleton treats (I love these…. and hope that Sarah may guest post these for us one day soon?) and domino cookies.

If you are feeling inspired… you can do two things… one, you can buy a special Maisoncupcake Book & Kit set OR

You can get win your very own copy of the book (not the kit), here… by visiting Maisoncupcake, having a look around and telling me, which recipe (from her blog) you would like to try!


  • Open to the UK only
  • Winner will be picked at random
  • Competition closes on 3rd August 2012
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  1. Rachael Simmons says:

    I’d love to try baking the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes, as I know my fiance would wolf them down! 😀

  2. Lauren says:

    I would really like to try making the chocolate philadelphia mecarorons!

  3. Tracy Nixon says:

    Her Chocolate whoopie pies look and sound yummy!!! My kids would love to help me make them (we would have a share at licking the bowl too!)

  4. diane findlay says:

    i would try the macaroons 1st

  5. Leana Begum says:

    I think I would like to try something quite different like the pear and ginger spelt muffins, Its a unique combination and I’ve never tried that before. Looks yum!

  6. Stephanie Tsang says:

    I’d love to try the macaroons first.

  7. Tink Rhonda Lee Mse says:

    Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes YUM!

  8. Gill B says:

    Rhubarb no bake cheesecake sounds fab!

  9. Sarah says:

    The chocolate dipped espresso blondie bites look delicious, definitely at the top of my list!

  10. Gillian Holmes says:

    Peggy Porschen White Chocolate Passion Cake

  11. Suan Watts says:

    Rhubarb no bake cheesecake. Ihave a glut of rhubarb at the moment and this sounds yummy

  12. Karen Barrett says:

    Rhubarb, Raspberry and White Chocolate Pavlova – I have loads of rhubarb ready and I love chocolate, ideal!

  13. Sarah Davies says:

    I would love to make the philly choc macaroons. I had a choc macaroon while honeymooning in Paris and our 3rd anniversary is coming up. I think our 18month old son would love helping me make these as a treat for daddy!!

  14. Victoria Boland says:

    The Chocolate whoopie pies look good.

  15. Kate Cunningham says:

    I’m going to try her Gluten free hemp and pumpkin seed bars. This sounds a great healthy snack and will work out much cheaper than the bars I buy from Health Food shops.

  16. Emma says:

    Mini Caramelised Rhubarb No Bake Cheesecakes. Pretty.

  17. I’ve always wanted to make French Macaroons, but I’m a bit afraid because they sound tricky – maybe this book would give me confidence (or at least an excuse to finally try)

  18. Jo Young says:

    The Fool Proof Chocolate Macarons sound yummy!

  19. Jenny says:

    I have always wanted to make whoopee pies, so her Chocolate whoopee pies would be the first thing that I make. YUM!

  20. Margaret says:

    I’d love to try out the Banana Cake, it just looks gorgeous ?

  21. Susie M says:

    Pink Praline Macarons with White Chocolate Ganache – they look so impressive!

  22. Maris says:

    I usually like to try new cakes but when I read “caramelised red onions”tartelets, I cannot resist the urge to try it. I’ll probably also tyr the White chocolate cake (with apricot jam) since I think my son would love it.

  23. Mickie Bull says:


  24. foz says:

    I would love to try the macaroons! Delectable! x

  25. Ashleigh says:

    i would love to try Chocolate Philadelphia Macarons

  26. Carolin says:

    I would try the Cupcakes with Crushed Raspberry Cream – they look amazing.


  27. Julie Davies says:

    Chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes

  28. Solange says:

    Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes

  29. Caroline French says:

    I’d love to try the Cured Beef Quesadilla. I love Quesadilla’s and it’s something new i could get my hubby and kids to try!

  30. Helen Grayson says:

    Spring baking: Daffodil Cookie Pops – they look lovely and i really want to try something different to the traditional ”Cake Pop’s”. Plus I love cookies and think they’d make a great little snack :)

  31. Julie Picton says:

    Would love to make the Cookies

  32. katrina says:

    I really want to try and make her whoopie pies

  33. Aimee Ryan says:

    The Rhubarb breakfast muffins sound amazing, that would be a good motivation to get me out of bed in the morning!

  34. Andrea says:

    I’d like to try the chocolate Philadelphia macarons.

  35. Alice Hindley says:

    I love to try to make the Chocolate whoopie pies

  36. Katie Richards says:

    Strawberry muffins with rose icing sound yum! Would definately like to try them!

    (Now I just need to learn how to not burn everything I cook – I really hope that day comes soon! haha)

  37. Claire Trevor says:

    I’d love to try the chocolate passionfruit roulade.

  38. Catherine Miller says:

    I love the look of the strawberry meringue. I’ve always wanted to do home made meringue but so far haven’t dared to try. Think I must though!

  39. Claire says:

    STRAWBERRY MERINGUE . Looks amazing and i just adore the crunchy cheyw texture of meringues

  40. Maria Jane Knight says:

    The Lemon Drizzle Cake Pops look divine!!! I can just imagine the zingy mouth watering lemon. YUM!

  41. Paul Witney says:

    Strawberry Muffins with Rose Icing – they look yummy. A definite winner with the kids, I am sure.

  42. Rahela says:

    The chocolate whoopie pie looks awesome

  43. Janice Davison says:

    Love to try Chocolate & Vanilla Marble Cake

  44. Melissa Gazi says:

    I’d most love to try the Chocolate Dipped Espresso Blondie Bites… they look amazing!

  45. Deborah Bird says:

    I would love to try the white chocolate passion cake, YUM!! My mouth is watering, especially as i am on a diet hahaha x

  46. Emily Fraser says:

    Would love to try the Dime Bar Dulce de Leche Cupcakes! :)

  47. Annette Hanley says:

    Kiflice these Sirbian cheese rolls look really tasty my famliy would love these and they could help with rolling and cutting them.

  48. Angie Hoggett says:

    The Chocolate & Vanilla Marble Cake looks delish!!

  49. Carolyn says:

    I would LOVE to try the white chocolate and ginger rocky roads… they sound absolutely delicious!

  50. angela sandhu says:

    Love the sound of Macaroons


  51. Diana Cotter says:

    I’d love to try her Low Sugar Carrot Cake Muffins

  52. Joanna Smith says:

    I adore Hershey’s peanut butter cups so definitely the “Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes”

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