14 March 2024
Who’s the author? Jessie Marsden-Urquhart, known to her many Instagram followers as @jessie.bakes.cakes, is a self-taught baker, recipe developer, and food photographer who is on a mission to prove that anyone can produce homemade bakes that both look and taste sensational. Her speciality lies in creating fun, simple, and easy-to-follow recipes that celebrate the seasons as well as her love for all things chocolate.
What’s it about? There’s no denying that baking is among some of our favourite pastimes, but it’s really around those big seasonal moments, such as Easter, Halloween, and Christmas that we go into overdrive. Chocolate Overload provides 40 simple chocolate bakes that are easy to make, fun to decorate, and delicious to eat, using our most popular chocolate treats, from chocolate-covered pretzels to Easter eggs (including leftover Easter chocolate and Mini Eggs) to Chocolate Orange segments and more.
There are recipes for cakes, cookies, traybakes, chocolate slabs, and chocolate sharing boards, as well as some seasonal themed drinks. And the fun doesn’t have to stop there – there are also amazing ideas for Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day, Mother’s/Father’s Day, Bonfire Night and New Year’s Eve. Each foolproof recipes is beautifully photographed and easy to follow, proving that you don’t need fancy equipment or years of baking experience to embrace your creativity and create fabulous treats, whatever the occasion.
Recipes we love: Mini Egg Cupcakes, Chocolate Orange Wreath Cake, Rudolph Brownies, S’mores Spiderweb Cookies, and Smashed Easter Egg Slabs.
Perfect for: Dedicated followers of @jessie.bakes.cakes, plus anyone who enjoys baking and chocolate.