Friday, June 4, 2010

bake it pretty

Since last week I showed you my little collection of aprons.

I figured it was only fitting I also share with you my love for pretty cookbooks.

Most of the time I find my pretties at Half Price Bookstores.

Sometimes I will splurge at Barnes and Noble or Borders.

It has to be really pretty though!  

Now, I can only list a handful or less of the recipes that I've actually attempted so far.

You see... I'm still a work in progress.

I did, however, make some dreamy Amaretto cupcakes today.

{wish they looked dreamy enough to show you - haven't quite got the whole icing thing pretti-fied yet}

So you'll have to settle for my ceramic cupcake I received as a gift one year.

Even though I'm still learning...

I adore perusing through these delightful pages for inspiration.

Please take a moment and visit Joyce over at I Love Pretty Little Things.

She is so sweet to continue to host Friday Pretties.  

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!


Rosie said...

oh this sweet little confection will most definitely your delightful collection of PRETTY cook books...I too have a weakness...should probably do the 12 step program...or not...guess I'm not quite on...Rosie

Rocketgirl said...

BEAUTIFUL Friday Pretty Post! Love love love!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Cupcakes, in any form, are just Pretty!!!
Thanks for joining our little "Friday Pretties" party!
Have a wonderful weekend,

dedeetsyshop said...

Lovely Bonnie! My goal this summer is to learn some new "finger food" recipes! Something perfect for hot, muggy nights that I don't feel like tunring the oven on for! :)
Hope your weekend is great!

Bren said...

Great collection and photo shoot Bonnie, wonderful soft effects

myletterstoemily said...

what sweet cupcakes and pretties!

the lovely paper blog said...

great post! i also love cookbooks and anything to do with cupcakes! i have a few cupcake crafts over at my blog that you might like!

happy friday! i am your newest follower!

Mhel said...

Hi! Ive been "desiring" to bake real good and stylish cupcakes. I just get a little intimidated, bec ive been seeing a lot that could really make a kickass cup in a cake. and youre one of them.

Glad to have found you on Friendly Friday Follow.... I'm your new follower! Hope you could follow through, drop by and and say hi!!

cheri said...

oh,these are so pretty. i'm a frustrated baker and i'm a new follower :)

happy FFF :)

Carrie said...

Oh so cute blog! I too love cupcake books! Your newest follower! Happy follow friday

birdie blue said...

Love the pretty cookbooks. I've been know to pick up a book solely for it's pretty cover. It usually works out well.
Have a wonderful weekend.

koralee said...

Adore your pretties ...ah yes I have a thing for cookbooks too...vintage ones make my heart race. Hugs for a great weekend. xoxoxo

Trista said...

I love cookbooks but our collection consists of different countries, ethnicity, and flavors. I found you on New Friend Friday and I am super excited about it.

Silver Strands said...

Oooh Bonnie! Amaretto cupcakes?!?!! Yum. And I think your Friday Pretties are really, truly PRETTY. (found you thru Joyce .. I'm participating in Friday Pretties too)

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Bonnie~Your photos are fabulous! Love cupcakes and I don't care what they look like they just have to taste good.

Your sweet lil cookbooks are very pretty.~Cheers Kim

Leslie said...

I love pretty cook books too Bonnie. I have big dreams as I flip through those pages.

Have a great week.