A fun interactive cookbook that balances healthy ingredients and sugary treats without sacrificing taste, texture, or presentation!
You'll be notified of the book's release in the fall of 2020.
This delicious 3D pop-up cookbook is packed with pictures of eye- popping confections, tried-and-tested recipes, and detailed instructions. Author Selva Sonali has created a desert-lover’s masterpiece using her experience as a photographer, graphic designer, paper engineer—and taste tester.
Incredible is an unconventional cookbook that will show you exactly how to prepare dessert as an art form right at home, with healthy benefits, to boot! You’ll be dazzling friends and family with your creations in no time.
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There are over 50 different dessert recipes, including cakes, donuts, cookies, and frozen ice pops.
Selva’s talent for geometry, patterns, 3D shapes, and adorable kids’ characters are perfectly blended to create a cookbook like no other. These desserts not only taste wonderful—they look incredible, too!
Every recipe has been thoroughly tested by 3 professional recipe tasters, ensuring a fool-proof dessert-making experience.
Main recipe tester Nora Singley worked as a television chef for Martha Stewart, Lidia Bastianich, and Jamie Oliver.
Kristina Kurek and Laura Rege are former food editors and recipe developers at Martha Stewart Living.
All recipes are accompanied by a beautiful photograph of the finished piece, inside and out. But all chefs are encouraged to add their own flair!
Each book section contains 5 fun pop-ups of full-sized desserts, providing you with a visual guide and some delicious incentive.
If you’re health conscious, rest assured: These sweet treats may be sugary in nature, but they can also be made with healthier ingredients for a nutritional twist. Treat yourself with calories that are loaded with antioxidants and more!
Welcome to what I call my “Wonderland of sweet creations”! My name is Selva Sonali and I’m a curious inventor, sugar enthusiast, and bubbly designer of all sorts of things. I am ecstatic to see you here in my sugary realm and I hope you visit often.
Since I was a kid, I’ve had a soft spot for Roald Dahl’s books, and my most favourite was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I always knew creativity and art were for me. Plus, I love to eat—who doesn’t?
Like most of you, I’m a home cook. But my solid understanding of baking science has helped me create scrumptious, simple, easy-to-whip-up treats with a designer’s touch. Sharing what I make and connecting with others is what keeps me cheerful and packed with energy.
In 2015, I started writing down recipes for this cookbook project. As I continued to fine- tune my book in 2017, I joined Instagram and began to share my donut creations. After being constantly asked how I bake donuts, I realized many of the baking ingredients were not eco-friendly or far too processed. The food industry is flooded with processed food, as well as artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours, and preservatives.
So I started to spend time researching and partnering with like-minded food-lovers, recipe testers, developers, and food scientists who share my vision of creating products that are a healthier alternative.
My next big project is my cookbook Incredible which will be released in the fall of 2020. I can’t believe 5 years of work have been put into this tasty book, and I am so excited to share my vision of design combined with food science and a touch of sweetness. My goal is to create a positive brand using environmentally conscious ingredients and materials associated with confectionery art and home décor—all while bringing joy to the planet one sweet treat at a time.