15 minutes with… Juliet Sear (ahead of her Kawaii Cakes book launch)

Juliet Sear, that ridiculously talented baker, food artist and author, has published her third book and we are beyond excited to be collaborating with her for the launch this week at Carousel.

Kawaii Cakes: Adorable and Cute Japanese-Inspired Cakes and Treats is officially the cutest baking and decorating book going and is everything when it comes to super-quick fixes for all occasions. Slash night at home just you and your sweet-tooth.

We caught up with Juliet ahead of launch night to get a few teasers and find out what inspired all the cuteness.

kawaii cakes book launch

Photo: Drexel Pictures

What inspired Kawaii Cakes?

I’m a huge fan of Hello Kitty and Miffy, I have been since I was tiny. I had been seeing so much adorable stuff around, so many cute kawaii faces in savoury food and this immediately inspired me to do my own twist with cakes and cookies.

As the unicorn trend was so huge last year – rainbows and pastels too – I knew that a baking book would be super fun to do. It was and I love it!

Cutest kawaii character?

In my book? It’s got to be the avocados, but it’s hard because they are all so cute!!!

What three words best describe this new baking and decorating book?

CUTE, ADORABLE and FUN.

Favourite recipe/ design from the book?

I think the kawaii Christmas tree decorations as I LOVE gingerbread and Christmas is my favourite time of the year, I’m a massive Christmas geek.

At Tuesday’s launch event you want guests to…?

Be saying “oh my god it’s so cute” all night long, and to be getting stuck into making their own kawaii treats. And eating everything we have created!

Tease something from the launch you are most excited about

It has to be the Candy Bark Wall. I’m so excited but am equally bricking it as we have to pull it off on the day – it’s a huge challenge but I always set myself ridiculous challenges. I’ve been dreaming about it for weeks.

Baking makes you feel…?

Focused.

When you’re in the kitchen baking what’s on your playlist?

A real mix as I’m always listening to Radio 6 Music; I love hip hop and heavy metal but also love a bit of Elbow, Thundercat and Mac DeMarco.

Need this book in your kitchen? Buy it online at Waterstones here.

Push x

 

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