Award-winning blogger Heather Baird presents a dessert cookbook like no other. Combining her skills as a baker, confectioner and painter, she designed her innovative book to speak to the creative side of home bakers. In the first chapter, Baird presents versatile recipes for cakes, cookies, candies, pastries and more, which serve as blank canvases for her edible works of art. Next, she introduces chapters such as “line,” “sculpture,” “color,” and “mixed media,” which offer novel ways to decorate sweet treats using brush strokes, sculpture molds, colored fillings and toppings and others. With easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful step-by-step photographs, Baird reveals how any inspired home baker can make stunning creations, from origami cookies, to a glittering cookie tree, to a layer cake designed to look like an open book to a whimsical Yule Log torte fashioned like a Duraflame log. She rounds out the book with useful sections on baking equipment, decorating supplies and decorating templates, which give home bakers the know-how to fashion their own stunning, edible masterpieces.