Review and Giveaway: Bake Me I’m Yours Sweet Bitesize Bakes and a Bake Swap!

Well, it has been an exciting summer for us so far, but not as exciting as for my friend Sarah Trivuncic from Maison Cupcake who had her first book published by David & Charles. Bake Me I’m Yours…Sweet Bitesize Bakes popped through my letter box just as the school holidays were starting. Just in time, in fact, for some family baking fun and my first ‘bake swap’ by post to celebrate the book’s arrival.

About Sarah

Sarah has been writing her food blog Maison Cupcake since 2009. Her blog was one of the first two blogs that I started to follow regularly early in 2010. I remember always being captivated by her posts and felt that Sarah had gathered a real sense of community on her blog. Many of Sarah’s regular readers became familiar to me and I started to hop along to other blogs through her links and via the comments that people left. By the time Sarah launched her blog event ‘Forever Nigella’ in January 2011, I had been blogging for just two short months and Sarah’s event was the very first blog event I plucked up the courage to join in with. I took part with two recipes (which I still love making, particularly Nigella’s Marmalade Pudding Cake) the and the rest, as they say, is history!

It has been very exciting for me to watch Sarah’s journey unfold and I was hugely excited for Sarah when the offer for her to write a baking book came along. I’ve enjoyed chatting to Sarah about the process of writing a cookery book at various occassions throughout the year and I was also very happy to be able to offer my help in testing one of Sarah’s recipes – the banana mini whoopie pies and marshmallow fluff.  Sarah has very kindly given me an acknowledgement at the back of her book alongside other testers and supporters, which made recieving her book extra special – thanks Sarah!

Bake Me I’m Yours…Sweet Bitesize Bakes

Bake Me I’m Your’s…Sweet Bitesize Bakes features a range of baking projects with simple to follow recipes (that work!) alongside fillings and toppings and step-by-step decorating techniques. You’ll find recipes for sponge cakes, including red velvet cake, banana whoopie pie shells, macarons, madelines and coux buns.

Sarah also shares fool-proof recipes for fillings, such as, chocolate ganache, marshmallow fluff and lemon curd, as well as showing us how to pipe, work with sugar paste and make pretty and simple decorative flowers and bows.

Photo Credit: Sian Irvine

Once you have worked your way through the basics, there are over 25 projects in five sections to dive into – Fondant Fancies, Mini Cupcakes, Cutesy Cookies, Little Tiers and Petit Fours.

I got stuck into making Sarah’s Banana mini whoopie pie shells again (I had tested them for the book) for the Bake Swap, this time using Nutella as the filling as I wanted them to travel well and keep in the post overnight. They came out beautifully.

I’m desperate to have a go at making my own fondant fancies now, particularly the Orange Blossoms with a hint of orange water and marmalade. Sarah’s Bring out the Bunting biscuits are also delightful and I’d love to have a go at making Sarah’s Pretty in Pink mini eclairs.

Photo Credit: Sian Irvine

This book would be perfect for anyone looking to improve their home baking skills and take them up to the next level. There’s plenty of advice on baking tools and equipment and if you follow Sarah’s methods and advice, you’ll be able to produce some stunning bitesize bakes!

Likewise, this book would make the perfect companion for anyone looking to host an impressive home baked afternoon tea or mini bakes party.

I’ll leave you with a couple of photos from my the Bake Swap hosted by Thank you to my Bake Swap partner Andrea Jones for sending me some delightful home made chocolate bournon biscuits in return!

You can read all about Sarah’s Pop Up Launch Party here, too with some stunning photos of Sarah’s bakes.

Scroll down to the very bottom on the post to be in with a chance of winning a copy, too!


 A simple Nutella filling…



 My mini Banoffi Whoopie Pies go out by post… 

 My bitesize bakes arrived by post…


 Review copy my own. Bake Me I’m Yours…Sweet Bitsize Bakes is available to buy through RUCraft (priced at £7.49)  Amazon and Barnes and Giveaway copy will be sent out by Sarah.

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  1. Rebecca Woodroof says:

    Good quality chocolate

  2. Emma J Lowe says:

    apple pie with custard

  3. Kirsty Fox says:

    I love fudge that my cousin makes, as you bite into it you can feel the sugar crunching between your teeth, yum!

  4. Angie Hoggett says:

    Caramel Shortbread

  5. Teresa Measures says:

    I have such a sweet tooth I enjoy most sweet treats but my absolute Favourite has to be a banana split, (just heavenly)

  6. Shelley Jessup says:

    Chocolate brownies yummy!

  7. sue willshee says:

    My favourite sweet treat are home made gluten free coffee and walnut cakes

  8. Michelle Rayner says:

    Scottish shortbread

  9. I love Syrup Waffles. Totally gorgeous, and totally full of calories. My brother always brings them back from the Netherlands just for me. The Dutch ones are so much better!

  10. lorraine polley says:

    i love carrot cake, especially if it has proper cream cheese topping with little marzipan carrots

  11. Elizabeth says:

    traditional apple crumble and custard

  12. claire Sales says:

    It has to be chocoloate, anything chocolate, cake, bars, boxes, or pick and mix 🙂

  13. Sheri Darby says:

    My mum’s tiramisu – it’s delicious

  14. Rennene Hartland says:

    Orange and Chocolate Muffins

  15. Rachael Donovan says:

    Vietnese whirls x

  16. Meryl Rees says:

    Peanut Butter Cookies

  17. All done – commented, liked, following and fingers crossed xx

    My favourite sweet treat would be peanut butter cookies!!

  18. Pat Stubbs says:

    Mocha slices – I love cofee

  19. Gary Topley says:

    My favourite is my mum’s Rhubarb Crumble. Absolutely delicious 🙂

  20. Fran Light says:

    I’m partial to a bowl of chocolate mousse with whipped cream and raspberries on the side …. deeeelicious!

  21. Alice Darnell says:

    Definitely coffee cake!

  22. Jonathan Sullivan says:

    Chocolate Brownies

  23. tricia cowell says:

    Black forest gateau yum !

  24. denise cross says:

    I love Millionaires Shortbread – it never lasts long in this house

  25. Samantha Atherton says:

    Chocolate Brownies

  26. Janine Bailey says:

    Anything with chocolate x

  27. Emma Howard says:

    Millionaire’s Shortbread

  28. Lynn Savage says:

    I can’t resist battenburg

  29. Janine Atkin says:

    oooooo, i do love a chocolate eclair!

  30. JULIE BANKS says:

    My homemade lemon drizzle cup cakes, very yummy.

  31. Profiteroles I just love them!

  32. Colin Gault says:

    Choc chip cookies without a doubt

  33. They all look great, can I start at the top and work downwards.

  34. tracy horrex says:

    millionaires shortbread

  35. jae baker says:

    every year my sister throw a party and we have to bring a treat for the table these ideas look like they would impress

  36. Emily Fowler says:

    Peanut butter and chocolate muffins!

  37. CarolineJulie says:

    Has to be chocolate brownies. Can’t resist

  38. Carrie Jones says:

    sticky toffee pudding

  39. Helen Holdsworth says:

    Bakewell Tart, but looking forward to trying the Pretty in Pink Mini Eclairs!

  40. claire griffiths says:

    Apple Pie And Cream 🙂

  41. SUSAN L HALL says:

    Chocolate Eclairs with fresh cream mmmm

  42. Mark Whittaker says:

    Mmmmmm tough choice, love Red Velvet cup cakes


    Homemade cupcakes with vanilla frosting – just delicious! xoxo

  44. Kerry Kilmister says:

    chocolate brownies all the way – the moister the better.

  45. Christine says:

    Chocolate fudge brownie ice cream – I can eat a whole tub in one go :S

  46. Jean Bolsover says:

    Apple crumble 🙂

  47. elizabeth barker says:

    Chocolate eclaires are the one thing I can not resist.

  48. I Love cheesecakes ! Lovely book to win 🙂

  49. rachael jones mann says:

    battenburg !

  50. Tracey Belcher says:

    I love Cheesecake – Love the little individual mini ones (my attempt at stopping me demolishing a big one!)

  51. Greig spencer says:

    sticky toffee pudding

  52. LUCY IRVING says:

    Chocolate brownies

  53. Hayley Fountain says:

    anything chocolate x

  54. Haven’t got a REALLY sweet tooth, so it would have to be damson compote (or gooseberry crumble…)

  55. Tracy Baker says:

    your baking looks lush but my fave is bread pudding x easy and yummy

  56. kim mayhead says:

    Chocolate Brownies

  57. Anything with chocolate in it…

  58. Fran Douglas says:

    Would love to have a go at mastering the Petit Fours

  59. suan watts says:

    victoria sandwich

  60. Nathalie Taylor says:

    I love cake pops at the moment 🙂 x

  61. My temptation is cherry bakewells

  62. Laura Pritchard says:

    My mum’s ‘chocolate crunch’.

  63. james darrington says:

    Hehe my favourite is chocolate birthday cake, bought myself a small one the other day all for me:D

  64. Flapjacks or brownies – tough choice!

  65. kristy brown says:

    I adore Jelly Belly Beans!!

  66. Tracy Hanley says:

    I love Millionaires shortbread, i eat to much 🙂

  67. elaine stokes says:

    a strawberry jam tart yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy

  68. Sandy Ferguson says:

    Homemade S’mores.


    tiramisu – not quite a cake but DELICIOUS

  70. Cas Philip says:

    I love Chocolate Fudge Cake Balls, coated with chocolate. They are delicious!

  71. jackie curran says:

    anything with chocolate .

  72. EMMA CELLA says:

    a slice of homemade cake

  73. Lindsay Burton says:

    Macaroons look lush!

  74. Janet bagnall says:

    Chocolate brownies, with big pieces of walnut, yum!

  75. olivia kirby says:

    I love snowballs! Those things with the coconut on top!!

  76. natalie blyth says:

    sticky toffee pudding

  77. My favourite snack has to be my house mate’s brownies. Dry chocolate cake masquerading as brownie just will not do!

  78. laura banks says:

    chocolate cookies

  79. helen battle says:

    Rhubarb crumble

  80. Ali Thorpe says:

    I really enjoy a slice of homemade cake but, if I haven’t baked, I do like those chewy chocolate chip cookies you get in a bag of five from the supermarkets!

  81. i love so many things – love banoffe pie and also chocolate eclairs

  82. Tracy Nixon says:

    Millionaires Shortbread!

  83. That looks like a great book! Great to get a book deal.

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