Cupcake favorites and dessert classics from the pastry chef and creator of Sprinkles Cupcakes and judge on Food Network's Cupcake Wars.
When Candace Nelson started Sprinkles, America's first cupcakes-only bakery, in 2005, people thought she was crazy. "What else do you sell?" they'd ask. But Sprinkles sold out on opening day . . . and hasn't slowed down since!
But Candace doesn't stop there. She shares the recipes for her all-time favorite cakes, pies, quick breads, cookies, bars, and other treats, plus delicious guest recipes from Sprinkles friends like Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, and Michael Strahan. The Sprinkles Baking Book is filled with all-American classics that will appeal to everyone in your family and on your dinner party guest list. So, don't hold back. Treat yourself to this sweet cookbook and share in the fun!
About the Author
Candace Nelson is the founder and pastry chef of Sprinkles, the world's first cupcake bakery. She has been featured everywhere from O, Vanity Fair, and People magazines to Good Morning America, the Today Show, The Chew, and The Talk. Candace's cupcakes have inspired accolades from the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Blake Lively. Sprinkles has more than twenty locations nationwide, featuring cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, and Cupcake ATMs. Candace was a judge on Food Network's hit show Cupcake Wars, which filmed ten seasons and airs around the world. A former investment banker, Candace is a graduate of Tante Marie's professional pastry program in San Francisco and of Wesleyan University.
"What's better than a Sprinkles cupcake? Ummm . . . Nothing! Those yummy treats have been a celebratory tradition in my family for many years, so I am thrilled my friend Candace is sharing her delicious recipes in a cookbook (including one of my own!) so that more families can enjoy the joy of sweet celebrations!"—Reese Witherspoon
"If this book included nothing but the recipe for Sprinkles' Red Velvet Cupcakes, we'd all want a copy. But it give us so much more: cookies and casual cakes, special-occasion cakes (I can't wait to make the Peanut Butter, Pretzel & Banana Cake), pies, tarts, puddings, and enough frosting recipes to keep us happy for a long time. And every recipe has Sprinkles' hallmark style, that wonderful mix of city-chic and childish delight."—Dorie Greenspan, author of Dorie's Cookies and Baking Chez Moi
"This is a must-have book for any baker or lover of sweet treats, and there are plenty of fans of the popular bakery chain who will be interested in these recipes, as well."—Booklist
"This would be a great gift for the baker in your life!"—Mom Does Reviews
"You just don't find a better baking book than this one. The book is beautifully packaged, inviting you to dive sweetly into buttercream and marshmallow and chocolate. The recipes are, surprisingly and happily, simple. But they work. And the directions are easily understood, readily followed."—Brian O'Rourke, Huffpost
"The latest must-have cookbook to hit stores." —InStyle
"Besides practical tips, THE SPRINKLES BAKING BOOK. has beautiful photographs. The kind that inspire. The sort that motivate me to make every single one! Candace Nelson's training at Tante Marie's professional pastry program in San Francisco is evident. Her explanations of how to make divine desserts are clear. She is an expert. No wonder her opinion on Food Network's Cupcake Wars was revered."—Sunday Suppers