Whether you need a distraction, a treat, or just a break from your responsibilities, beloved blogger Erin Gardner’s enticing collection of 100 recipes is here to provide a delicious diversion.
Sometimes you need to take a mini vacation from the demands of daily life, and the kitchen is the best space for it. How can you return those emails when there’s dough on your hands? It would be counterproductive to handle clean laundry after dipping chocolates all afternoon, right? Whether you’re avoiding work, the news, or just trying to keep your hands busy, baking offers the perfect escape.
Pastry chef and beloved blogger Erin Gardner provides the ultimate guide to procrastibaking with pride and purpose in this inspired collection of 100 recipes, from easy one-hour projects to weekend affairs. From Case-of-the-Mondays Morning Treats, to Late-for-Everything Loaf Cakes and Fear-of-Success Snack Cakes, this book has a chapter for every procrastibaking need, and recipes to satisfy any craving for distraction. Not feeling that work project? Work on some Peanut Butter S’more Bars instead. Term paper due tomorrow? Making some No-Bake Cookies-n-Cream Pie will get the creative juices flowing. Does your mother-in-law have you channeling Scrooge? This calls for a procrasti-masterpiece, like a Gingerbread House...from scratch.
So don’t worry. Put down the cleaning supplies. Ignore the emails. Treat yourself to a happiness break.
It’s time to procrastibake.
Erin Gardner is a baking and cake design instructor, the creator of ErinBakes.com, and author of Erin Bakes Cake. Erin worked as a pastry chef in numerous New England kitchens, including Boston’s legendary Locke Ober, before opening Wild Orchid Baking Co.
She quickly became the go-to cake designer for premiere events, competing on and winning Food Network’s Sweet Genius. Erin was named one of the best wedding cake makers in the country by both Martha Stewart Weddings and Brides.
Her work has been featured in media outlets including: Oprah.com, Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, Town & Country, HuffPost, HGTV’s DIY Network, and more. When she’s not talking about cake, you can find her exploring the New Hampshire seacoast and lakes regions with her husband and two children.