Baked Occasions is Coming

It is with great pleasure that we (Renato/me) finally (FINALLY!!!) get to announce our newest cookbook, Baked Occasions: Desserts for Leisure Activities, Holidays and Informal Celebrations. And c’mon – don’t you love the glorious cover!

The book arrives on October 7th, but you can preorder this baby now if you like. We promise you will LOVE it!

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Baked Occasions is well…about Occasions. A lot of occasions…a la Dolly Parton’s Birthday, Chocolate Pudding Day, Canada Day (we love our Canadian friends) Halloween, Earth Day, Christmas, Gay Pride, Mardi Gras, the Vernal Equinox and just about any other damn day we can think of to celebrate. Every day is a holiday. Or at least it should be.

Baked Occasions is our Magnum Opus. It is It is bigger than our other books. Beastly. Absolutely stuffed with more photography (that was a request from YOU) and more recipes (we couldn’t help ourselves) and completely focused on all the ridiculous and not so ridiculous holidays/occasions we hold near and dear to our collective hearts. (Oh, and it is our first cookbook to finally utilize WEIGHT and METRIC measurements!)

Over the next few months, we will be sharing more about the contents and recipes inside Baked Occasions (as well as all of the people that helped put it together). But for now, we just wanted to share the cover image (by the awesome Brian Kennedy) with you along with a few “making of” pics.


Team: Baked Occasions! – at the photo shoot


the prop room hotness.


sugar crash: leftovers from the shoot.


holiday cookies!


us. making decisions. or pretending too.