As I said yesterday, I have great adoration for dainty bite-size sweets.   So, when I received a copy of Mini Cakes & Other Bite-size Treats written by Hannah Miles from the fine people at Ryland Peters & Small I was very excited to try some of the recipes.

The author of this book, had exactly what I described yesterday in my post in mind as her intention for her book Mini Cakes & bite-size.  In her introduction, Hannah explains how mini versions of our favorite sweets are becoming very popular in bakeries around the world.  The versatility of these petite treats is exceptional as they are perfect for showers, cocktail parties or any occasion really.  Hannah also boasts that there is an added bonus to mini desserts and that is less guilt without sacrificing any of the satisfaction.

There are many recipes in this book in addition to the Éclairs and Profiteroles that I am anxious to try.  Since I recently purchased a miniature bundt pan, these Mini Blueberry Bundts will likely be next on my list.  The author mentions that all you need for all of the recipes in this book are miniature pans such as muffin and bundt pans.

My husband would go gaga for this Tiramisu Roulade.

And how adorable are these Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tartlets?  I am so into anything with salted caramel lately!

Don’t judge this book by it’s size.  Although Mini Cakes & Other Bite-size Treats small and concise, the variety and quality of recipes is great.  Each and every recipe is accompanied by a lovely photo that transports you to a French pâtisserie or a tea party with Kate Middleton.  There is a brief description above each recipe that features a history or the tradition about where the recipe came from.

And the best part is one of you will receive your very own copy of this charming book!  See below to enter.


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25 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Melanie
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    What an absolutely adorable idea for a cook book!! Love it

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  2. Melissa {thebakedequation}
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    I love mini desserts! They are my favorite. So glad you wrote about this, I have not heard of this cookbook. Looks awesome!

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    • Mercedes
      Feb 15, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

      Thanks for entering and mentioning the giveaway on Facebook!

      Reply

  3. Stephanie
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    Love the mini cakes ideas! Looks amazing.

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  4. Erin
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    I love mini cupcakes! I don’t feel so guilty 🙂

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  5. Mechele Johnson
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Mini Cupcakes! Preferably Red Velvet or Caramel Apple! I also love Petit Fours!
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com

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  6. Jennie
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    I love donut holes!

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  7. Maureen
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    I love a chocolate frosted brownie.!!!
    Then after that it is a rice Krispie treat.

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  8. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    I love mini cupcakes, and mini bundt cakes are adorable.

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  9. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    Mini bundt cakes are SO cute!!! Ah!

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  10. Phyllis Lass Thomton
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    My favorite dessert are mini bundt’s that I turn into Baked Alaska. What a wonderful idea for a cookbook!! Kudoo’s

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  11. Diane Schroeder
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Oh my goodness! I just bought a pan of mini heart shapes. perfect for mini cake treats! I would love to see and try all the wonderful miniature cakes in this book!

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    • Mercedes
      Feb 15, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

      Sounds cute! Thanks for entering and good luck!

      Reply

  12. Dawn K.
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    I love mini cupcakes! I also love “fudge puddles”, these amazing Christmas cookies we make that are mini peanut butter cookie cups filled with chocolate fudge.

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    • Mercedes
      Feb 15, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

      Those cookies sound amazing! I would love to try them!

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  13. Deborah
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

    I actually have a few mini pans, so this would be a perfect cookbook!!

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  14. Stephanie
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

    I have a mini-bundt pan I have not USED yet!! I have many mini-type pans because I… may have a problem. 🙂

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  15. Miranda Couse
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    My favorite bite-size dessert would be pecan tassies. little pecan pies <3 awesome giveaway!

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  16. Angela Norlen
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    Oh I love mini desserts!

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  17. Cecily
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    I love little treats. I have a great mini bundt pan that I love to use of lemon cakes.

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  18. Maureen Chapman
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    I love al things small, and I love making mini fruit crisps, molten lava cakes and anything raspberry or lemon. I love this book!

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  19. Wanda k
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    Fabulous idea thank you

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  20. yael
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    I love donut holes- those are mini desserts, right?

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  21. pei
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    We love anything chocolate. Thanks.

    Reply

  22. Cristina Kellert
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    Mini fruit tarts !!!

    Reply

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