GET BAKED Cookbook Review

GET BAKED Cookbook Review

Title: GET BAKED: Sensational Cakes, Bakes & Desserts
Author: Rich Myers
Published: April 11, 2023, White Lion Publishing
No. of Pages: 144
Cover Price: $22.99 Hardcover, $11.99 Kindle

It’s about time someone came out with a baking book that has new, innovative treats that bakers everywhere will actually want to bake. Rich Myers, also known as “Mr. Sprinkles,” is a genius when it comes to fabulous, showstopper desserts in his cookbook, GET BAKED: Sensational Cakes, Bakes & Desserts.

I love this cookbook! The desserts aren’t your run-of-the-mill types that are found in hundreds (maybe thousands) of baking books. There is a touch of British culture in many of the recipes which makes it different than baking books published in the US. The prose is fun to read – Myers has a great sense of humor – and even when not in the mood to bake, this is a fun book to curl up and read.
The recipes are written in the traditional form, albeit British measurements with US measurements in parentheses. The measurements given, however require weighing rather than using measuring cups which makes it necessary to use a conversion program for most bakers. The instructions are easy-to-follow for bakers of every level, from beginning to advanced. Except, of course, for the “Bruce” a 24-layer chocolate cake that I suspect may be impossible for any of us non-professionals to really pull off at home. It’s worth purchasing the book just to see the picture of the chocolate cake where one slice serves four to six. Sprinkles (they call for his brand – Expen$ive Sprinkles) are used in many of the recipes, and make the desserts very colorful. The recipes are very appealing, and they turn out picture perfect.Incidentally, there are also beautiful photographs of every recipe, which makes it difficult to decide what to make next.

All told, this is a fun baking book and will make an excellent addition to any cookbook collection.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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