Even if you never end up making anything from “SprinkleBakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist” by Heather Baird (Sterling Epicure, $19.95), I guarantee you’ll have fun perusing the funky creations of this painter and photographer who loves to bake. Instead of chapters organized by dessert type, the book is arranged by line, color and sculpture. You’ll learn as much about art as you will how to make free-form lollipops. “SprinkleBakes” begins with basic recipes, viewing different types of cookies and cakes as blank canvases upon which you can unleash your imagination. You’ll learn how to make fondant, vanilla pastry cream and marzipan. Baird gradually moves into more challenging projects, such as sweet coconut sushi with chocolate “soy” sauce, mehndi hand cookies and a book cake. There is even an anatomically-correct heart cake that would be perfect for your cardiologist, a Halloween party or your next zombie movie night.