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Miette Cookbook

My first job out of college was working on the third floor of the San Francisco Ferry Building. On the bottom floor of the Ferry Building there is an amazing food market with specialty stores of every kind. Really, its like a foodie mecca. (See my explicit instructions on visiting the FB right here) That’s the first time I was introduced to Miette bakery. I loved everything about it. The packaging, the vintage cake platters and serving dishes, the beautiful custom cakeplates from local vendors. It’s also the place I first tried a Parisian Macaron. Since then they have grown in the Bay Area and even opened up candy stores. I was so happy when Chronicle Books sent me a copy of the Miette Cookbook. First off it is a beautiful book, right down to the adorable scalloped pages. But it is a fantastic resource of not only recipes but advice on how to frost your cake and cupcakes just so. I can’t think of another bakery that does presentation as well as Miette. This cookbook is definitely a classic. You can purchase the Miette Cookbook right here.

photos of the book by Oh Happy Day

I received the Miette cookbook from Chronicle Books but was not required by them to post about it.

 

  1. Kersey

    September 12, 2011

    Oh, temptations! I love the scalloped page edges :)

  2. desiree - vosgesparis

    September 12, 2011

    awww this is really sweet.. the way the pages are curved remind me of little booklets I had when I was little in beautiful pastels… The front is making me wanna run to the bakery and eat cake!

  3. christelle is flabbergasting

    September 12, 2011

    Aww so dang cute!

  4. Glorife

    September 12, 2011

    Oooo ur right, it IS the cutest cookbook in the world!!!

  5. Melissa@Julia's Bookbag

    September 12, 2011

    Oh my goodness, the universe is giving me a sign. I was JUST poking around the Anthropologie site to see if there was anything new, when I saw this! And I come to see you and here it is again! I think I need to meet this cookbook in person….:)

  6. jillian

    September 12, 2011

    aw cute! this makes me want to bake. xoxo jillian:: enter to win a knit cowl!

  7. Katie

    September 12, 2011

    Ah this is so up my alley. Thanks for posting about it!

  8. rhiannon

    September 12, 2011

  9. Maira

    September 12, 2011

    The Miette book is lovely, but I did read that it has a lot of errors, in October will be available a new edition with the corrections, I guess I ´ll wait to purchase this cute book.

  10. Jeannette

    September 12, 2011

    Did you receive the corrected one from the publisher? I bought it when it first came out only to find out there are a lot of erros with the measurments so i haven’t been able to bake with it and am now awaiting the new edition in October. So if anyone is wanting a book wait till then.

  11. Manding

    September 12, 2011

    when i was in hs, i visited my sister every year she lived in san fran. i remember the freedom i had wandering the streets of the beautiful american city, but i mostly remember non stop eating. i’d love to get this for my sister, not only for it so sit amongst her other amazing cookbooks on her customized wall shelving, but so she can experience some nostalgia…

    ps, http://amandamantes.blogspot.com !

  12. tracy

    September 12, 2011

    I had no idea they the pages were scallopy!!! EEP!! I’m gonna go down and get a macaron this week in your honor! Their ginger cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are TO DIE FOR. San Francisco misses you!

  13. Meg

    September 12, 2011

    With the scalloped pages, OH MY. Too great.

  14. arre

    September 12, 2011

    no WAY! another gem to add to my never ending book wish list! thanks for sharing.

  15. Tiffany

    September 12, 2011

    I had this on preorder from Amazon… but the reviews said that there are many mistakes :( boo. I think it is an adorable book and really want it…. have you tried any recipes yet?

  16. rebekka

    September 12, 2011

    Man, just when I thought I couldn’t love Chronicle more!!!

  17. Phuong

    September 12, 2011

    Love Miette so much! Everything is so pretty. I’m also waiting for the updated edition…can’t wait!
    http://littlerandomhappiness.blogspot.com/

  18. Alexandra

    September 12, 2011

    The scalloped edges are PERFECTION.

  19. Kacie

    September 12, 2011

    Thank you so much for sharing! I can’t wait to get my hands on that!

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.com/

  20. Victoria@Victory Paper

    September 12, 2011

    My office is right across the street from the Ferry Building, and we’re always picking up cute little cupcakes from Miette! They really do have the most charming little presentations <3

  21. Danielle | Pretty Ingrid

    September 12, 2011

    The Miette cookbook has been on my list for a while now. The images and recipes look amazing, but honestly, a book with scalloped edges could have anything between the covers and I would want it..

  22. rooth

    September 12, 2011

    I’ve seen this cookbook in multiple places and have always wondered if it’s any good. Seems like it will be a great ‘girlie’ present

  23. Kate

    September 12, 2011

    I preordered this book and was so excited when it finally arrived. There are some mistakes in the measurements but you can download a sheet of errors should you be so inclined. I have baked a few recipes and they are all exceptional.The peanut butter cookies are unbelievable! Amazon also informed me that they will be shipping a revised copy in October at no charge – yay Amazon!

  24. Andrea@Fancy That!

    September 12, 2011

    How beautiful! I’m such a terrible baker. Maybe I will devote an entire summer to learning to bake well and use that book as my guide.

  25. Sara Walk

    September 12, 2011

    oh I just LOVE the scalloped pages…adorable :) Looks like this needs to be the new addition to my stack of cookbooks

  26. Brooke Premo

    September 12, 2011

    Oh yay! I’m so glad this is out. I tried my first heavenly Miette cupcake when I visited my sis-in-law in San Fran a few months ago. She works for Chronicle, so she was happy to tell me that soon I could make my own icing like theirs. I’m glad you reminded me about it!

    Also, she showed me a really cute video of the Miette owner talking about baking:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8naemQyFs0

  27. Natasha

    September 12, 2011

    I purchased the book right when it came out and it is indeed adorable. But I have to say, I think the number of errors should be an embarrassment to the author and the editor. With so many food bloggers and Miette lovers, it would have been easy for them to find willing (and free!) recipe testers so I really feel there is no excuse. I feel strongly about this because in this day and age there are SO many free recipes available on the Internet that when you decide to actually pay for recipes, what I think I’m paying for is for them to have been tested and meticulously fact checked. The fact that Amazon is forcing Chronicle to mail out corrected copies really shows their immense clout in the publishing error and I do think kudos goes to them for making it right! I should also mention that I personally think that the book, which focuses a lot on their signature 6 inch cake pans, should be sold with the pans as the author says they are a must for her recipes and they are difficult to locate.

  28. Maria @ Busy as a Bee in Paris

    September 13, 2011

    j’adore! thanks for sharing!

  29. Summer

    September 13, 2011

    Doh, I ordered it for gifts for my SF/baking-loving girlfriends, just to read about the errors, so I cancelled it. I’ll order when it’s corrected though. Very cute!

  30. Lea Andrew

    September 13, 2011

    Looks DIVINE!

    ~FreetobeLea.com

  31. Kristy | Wholesale Roses Co

    September 13, 2011

    They are sharing they’re recipes?!!? OMG I gotta have it, I’ve always loved their cakes!!

  32. Leslie

    September 13, 2011

    Yummy! How is it that the scalloped edges are making me hungry?

    http://www.thankyouforthedays.blogspot.com

  33. Britt

    September 13, 2011

    i miss miette! i used to work by the trans america building. a bunch of us girls would walk down to the ferry building at lunch time and go nuts at miette! oh those fantastic little chocolate cupcakes with white frosting and the little cherry on top. yuuuuum
    x

  34. Karen @sugarspicelivin

    September 13, 2011

    Ahhhh…. Miette, we served their cupcakes at our wedding- seriously FAVORITE!! Love the cook book; sad to hear about all the errors. I’ll wait until October, but I have seen the book and the scalloped edges are divine! Just like everything at Miette.

  35. Lindsay Marie

    September 13, 2011

    I worked across the street and went there daily for a while before I had by baby girl…I LOVED miette so much. Seeing their beautiful cakes made me want to learn how to make them. I have horrible craftsmanship skills so I doubt I could ever do it though. I loved the Scharffen Berger cakelette, super rich and dark….it was amazing!

  36. sem

    September 14, 2011

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