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May Giveaway: Modern Art Desserts Cookbook (closed)

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Image courtesy of Ten Speed Press, © 2013 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust.

As an artist, with a serious sweet tooth, I was beyond thrilled when I was asked to introduce Leah Rosenberg’s modern art inspired desserts to my readers. I was even more excited when I realized her work was featured in a cookbook, by co-chef at Blue Bottle Coffee, Caitlin Freeman.

My love for modern art, baking, and all things sweet makes me giddy thinking of the opportunities this cookbook presents. As I flip through Amazon’s sneak peak of the book my interest increases as I see snapshots of Lichtenstein, Khalo, and Matisse inspired desserts (click here to see the cookbook on Amazon). As I moved through the thumbnails of desserts I began reading the introduction, written by author Caitlin Freeman. With most books I quickly scan the introduction, eager to get to the meat of the book, the start of the story, so I was surprised to find myself enthralled in the introduction to this book, a cookbook no less.

Reading Caitlin’s journey as photography student turned pastry chef was interesting, motivating, and inspiring. Perhaps I found a deeper connection to Caitlin’s story as a wannabe not-so-starving, starving artist, however, I believe anyone who picks up this book will find her small business success story as interesting and inspiring as I did.

Although the recipes do sound complex, and may take longer than your average cake to make, I believe it could be a source of inspiration to any level of baker. I love nothing more than seeing how each sweet reflects the work of art that inspired it. I love seeing the hand of the bakers, as well as the modern artists, in these tasty treats. I just might have to make a trip to San Francisco to enjoy them myself.

I am so excited to offer this cookbook as one of my May giveaway items. Inside you will find Caitlin’s success story, along with recipes and how tos to recreate the modern art inspired desserts; which are created everyday at Blue Bottle Coffee, inside the SFMOMA. Whether you actually plan on attempting these creations, or you simply want an interesting and beautiful coffee table book, this book offers entertainment to anyone who decides to peak inside. As a daughter of an artist, this would be the perfect gift for my mom, or sweet tooth sufferer sister. Give it as a gift, or enjoy it for yourself!

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment below and tweet about the giveaway! Please include your twitter name when you comment. The winner will be randomly selected from the comments using the plugin, And the Winner Is… Before the winner is notified their twitter account will be checked for the giveaway tweet. This giveaway will close Thursday, May 30th at midnight.

To read the original post about Leah Rosenberg’s edible art click here. To see the youtube video about Leah Rosenberg click here.

Also coming this month and next month in giveaways is a free copy of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables turned children’s book by Holman Wang and Jack Wang, a free classic canvas print from, and a free digital copy of All Roads Lead West by Paul Matarelli. Thanks for reading today’s post and participating in this giveaway! Check back and subscribe for a chance to participate in these amazing, upcoming giveaways!


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52 Responses to May Giveaway: Modern Art Desserts Cookbook (closed)

  1. Sarah Ann Walker

    I would love to win this unique cookbook. Thank you for this giveaway. My Twitter username is: @starcrossed22

    Tweet link:

  2. Tatiana Pojmaevich

    I’d love to win that book! that’s an amazing cake!! 🙂
    I’ve tweeted this giveaway @tatpoj

  3. leslie

    Gorgeous- what a treat! Here’s where I tweeted (LeslieSJRichman):

    Thank you!!

  4. stephanie bondlow

    I am intrigued by this book and would LOVE to make amazing desserts that are artistic. I am lilsnobelle on Twitter. I tweeted.

  5. Brooke T.

    This would be so neat to win!!

    Twitter: @WhatTheBrooke


  6. Maegan Morin

    Wow this cookbook looks like it would be so much fun!!

  7. joka

    nice and love the cake and this giveaway
    fingers crossed

  8. Mary C. Nasser

    Just tweeted about this cool giveaway!
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Mary C. Nasser

  9. Ave

    Thank you for a great giveaway! Looks like a really interesting book!
    Here is my tweet:


    I would absolutely love this book, thank you!!
    I tweeted as @DESPINA_VNT:

  11. Serena Powell

    I absolutely love art and cooking, so this book is perfect for me.
    I tweeted under the username serena6504
    Direct Link:

  12. Angela Ng

    ohhhh… such lovely giveaway.. I love the cookbook.
    I’ve tweeted
    and my twitter ID: pltinabox

    have a fab weekend..

  13. Christy McMahon

    This book looks and sounds so fun! I would LOVE to win it!

  14. Shannon F

    I’d love to win this! It looks like it would be so fun/challenging! 🙂

    Here’s a link to my tweet:

    Shannon F.

  15. rose

    I would love to win this book for my sister, she loves to make cakes. ambrerose1 is the twitter name and ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

  16. Patrícia Marques

    This is defenitely great! My mom would love so much to have it!
    My twitter is rcmarques7


  17. Dana

    i will nver be able to make these cakes-haha

  18. violet

    Thanks for this lovely giveaway 🙂 twitter: @asukarulez

  19. Martina W.

    That book looks awesome! I would love to win.


  20. Peony

    What an awesome book! I’m in love with the Mark Bradford-Cheese combo. AMAZING!

    My twitter handle is: @SpottedPeony

  21. Amy

    This cookbook sounds awesome! The cake on the cover looks mighty intimidating to me, an amateur baker, but I’d still love to drool over the photos at the very least!

    I tweeted here –

    Thank you!

  22. deanna

    That cake looks SO fantastic! I want to bake!

  23. Sally G

    I actually saw them make that cake on Food Network, it looked so delish and it’d be amazing to make it myself.


  24. Stephanie Wellins

    What an awesome giveaway! I love art and cooking! This book would be wonderful to have!
    Twitter: @Steph_Wellins
    Here is a link to my tweet:

  25. Mona

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway 🙂
    Twitter ID: @LitBir
    I tweeted

  26. Lauren Rochon

    Baking is such a fun pastime, and this book looks fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Twitter username: @L_R_18

    Tweet link:

  27. Shannon

    What a gorgeous book and fun way to look at your baking, as works of art! I love that the book makes it look easy to create these works of art! Thanks for the chance!

    Tweet –

  28. Pam G.

    This is so cool! I’d love to win this! 🙂

    My twitter username is: amysmommy90
    Here is my tweet:

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  29. Stephanie Wellins

    Thank you for this great giveaway! That book looks amazing! I would love to win!
    My twitter: @Steph_Wellins
    I tweeted:

  30. Brittany Boardley Renaldi

    I would love to learn how to make some new desserts!

  31. Meggan @ Culinary Hill

    I have always loved Piet Mondrian and that and that cookbook cover just screams his name. Thank you for the giveaway! I’m having one as well this Friday over at Culinary Hill!

    Twitter username: @megganhill

    Twitter link:

  32. Siddhi Parab

    Would love to win the book, thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  33. liz l

    I tweeted @llew415, thanks!

  34. tina reynolds

    I would love to win love desserts my tweet

  35. kathleen

    i love baking! here is a link to my tweet:

  36. brocha

    i would love to win this book
    twitter: brochie246

  37. Tyneisha Fondren

    Sounds like a great book! I want to start doing more baking and this would help 🙂 Tweet:

  38. cathy stech

    The book looks great, I would LOVE to win it! I tweeted….cathy stech ‏@cathyellie 1m

    May Giveaway: Modern Art Desserts Cookbook – … via @Shareaholic

  39. Amy Honious

    this is such a neat book! i love to bake and would really enjoy trying all of the recipes. thanks for the great opportunity to win it-i would not have even found this book if it was not for you!

  40. Stacie

    What a cool cookbook! Thanks for the chance to win!
    My Twitter name is SalemMomma.

  41. Megan Parsons

    I would love to win this book! I tweeted and my twitter name is @mustangmeg6
    makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com

  42. brandi hawn

    i would love to win this..thanks so much 🙂


  43. Holly S.

    What an amazing cookbook! I tweeted here: I’m @HollyStormEtsy. Thanks! hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

  44. Dianna Thomas

    Whoa! What an interesting cake—thanks for the giveaway–enjoy your day 🙂


    I would love to win I aboslutely LOVE cooking!

  46. Georgia Beckman

    Twitter handle is @georgiabeckman1
    I tweeted & can’t wait to see who wins this treasure!

  47. Sondra Albus

    Oh, I would love this book! What a wonderful giveaway!