Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cutie Pies - A Review


Product Description
Praised by Bon Appetit, DailyCandy, and Sunset magazine, the secrets behind Dani Cone's signature handmade, all-natural miniature pies are revealed for the first time inside Cutie Pies: 40 Sweet, Savory, and Adorable Recipes. Whether you're grabbing the perfectly portable Flipside on the way to work, enjoying a Piejar as a tasty afternoon treat, or looking for a fun and impressive dinner party dessert, Cutie Pies provides the perfect morsels to satisfy sweet and savory cravings alike.
Inside Cutie Pies, Cone presents 40 exclusive recipes inspired by the unique line of compact pastries she serves at her Seattle-based Fuel Coffee and High 5 Pie locations, which have received a Best of Seattle Weekly award. Sweet, one-of-a-kind treats like a Mango-Raspberry-Lemon Piepop mingle with savory recipes like Cone's Curry Veggie Piejar, all in a distinct and delightful design.
Cutie Pies is illustrated throughout with more than 20 mouthwatering, full-color photographs, and its contemporary fashion and straightforward recipes enable bakers everywhere to create these tiny treats with big flavor.
About the Author
Barista and businesswoman Dani Cone is the founder and owner of three Fuel Coffee locations in Seattle, Washington, as well as High 5 Pie, where she developed her signature Cutie Pies, Flipsides, Piejars, and other tiny tasty pastries.

Who’s Lucky?   ME! 
I recently had the opportunity to review the galley of this cookbook, Cutie Pies, before it hits the shelves on September 27, 2011 (but you can preorder on I am certainly not a baker.  However, this book makes me want to bake!! 

Check out these chapters of the book –
Chapter 1 - The Perfect Pie Crust
Chapter 2 - Cutie Pies
Chapter 3 - Petit 5's
Chapter 4 - Pie Jars
Chapter 5 - Flipsides
Chapter 6 - Piepops
Chapter 7 - Full Sized Pies
Metric Conversions and Equivalents

Not only thorough, with instructions on how to make a few different types of crusts, but the variety of recipes is awesome.  The photos included made my mouth water. 

Even if you are not a very good baker, which I already told you, I’m not – this book might just be perfect for us.  With its detailed instructions, photos and a variety of items to choose from, this cookbook might make me a very popular person after I start baking and taking to parties this summer. 

I received a galley of this book from the publisher, via  I was only asked to provide my honest opinion, which I am pleased to do in this post.  I received no monetary compensation for this review.   

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