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By Tom Clift
November 18, 2016

Instagram Cake Queen Katherine Sabbath Is Crowdfunding a Pop-Up Cookbook

Featuring adorable pop-up sections by Sydney artist Benja Harney.
By Tom Clift
November 18, 2016

She's made a living filling your Instagram feed with insane baked creations that wouldn't look out of place in Willy Wonka's factory. Now, high-school teacher turned self-taught dessert queen Katherine Sabbath is taking things to the next level by crowdfunding her very own 3D pop-up cookbook.

Titled Katherine Sabbath - Greatest Hits - The Pop Edition, the 80-page hardcover book will feature 40 unique, removable, "kitchen proof" recipe cards, and ten intricate paper pop-ups, which will be created by Sydney paper artist Benja Harney (who we recently got to make us a burger piñata). Sabbath hopes to raise $227,000 by mid-December, enough to publish an initial run of 5000 copies. A pledge of $65 will get you your very own copy of the book, with an expected delivery date of September 2017. The book will have a recommended retail price of $80 once it hits stores.

"Home bakers will be able to recreate all of my most well-known cakes and recipes," wrote Sabbath as part of her Kickstarter pitch. "The high-quality recipe cards are designed, for functional, everyday use in the kitchen, whilst the book itself is a beautiful art piece. Every cake featured also comes with its own story, revealing my inspiration behind each creation. A keepsake of dessert inspiration and paper engineering to both admire and display!"

For those unfamiliar with her work (your dentist would be proud of you, to be honest), Sabbath rose to fame thanks to her absurd cakes and other sweet creations, and has since worked with the likes of Luke Mangan and Anna Polyviou.

For more information, or to chip in a few bucks, check out Sabbath's project on Kickstarter. You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram for more insane dessert photos.

Images: Nikki To.

Published on November 18, 2016 by Tom Clift

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