The Artful Baker by Cenk Sönmezsoy {book review & giveaway}


This post has taken a while for me to write, because I don't know where to start. I am in love with this book. Upon first glance I thought it was going to be another one of those fancy baking books that I love to look at, but never used.

At second glance or a proper read through I knew this was going to be a book I refer to time and time again. It is beautiful and comfortable at the same time.


Most baking books the first chapter is 9 times out of 10 'cakes' but Cenk starts with Cookies and I love him for it! I love a good cookie! Followed by a chapter on Brownies and then a chapter covering Cakes, Muffins, Cheesecakes, & Meringues.



A chapter covering Tarts, Galettes, Pie, Quiche, Cobbler, & Crumble is definitely needed in a baking book as well as a chapter covering Breads & Pastries.


Although not technically baked Ice Creams, Frozen Yogurt, & Sorbets fit right in just like Confections & Drinks do. Last chapters are Jams & Jellies and Basic Recipes which are essential for any good baking book!


The author Cenk Sönmezsoy tells us in his introduction his journey to becoming an author of a popular food blog and now a book. I couldn't help but relate to him in two ways. First I didn't have memories of baking with an elder who shared their love of baking with me from a young age. It's something I discovered after I moved to the UK. Which is the second way I relate, I missed some of the treats from home and to cure some of the longing for another place I started baking the treats I missed and then I started blogging.


I think I am not the only one who might find him relatable - because even if you don't share a similar story his love of baking is the highlight of the book.


If you love baking as much as Cenk and I do enter below at a chance of winning 1 of 3 copies! If you can't wait it's available now online or at any respectable book seller!!

Just follow the instructions on the widget below. I will be checking that the winner has followed the instructions correctly; winner will be picked at random using the Rafflecopter widget below. You must be 18 years of age and have a valid address in the UK, Europe, USA, or Canada. Prize is provided by the publishers Abrams.

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The Artful Baker: Extraordinary Desserts From an Obsessive Home Baker
by Cenk Sönmezsoy
creator of Cafe Fernando


*I was provided a copy of The Artful Baker by Cenk Sönmezsoy to review by the publisher, Abrams, Retails at £40 and available now from your local book retailers or online! All opinions are my own, I was not given any other compensation nor was I asked to give a positive review, please see my contact/policy page above for more information.

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