Sweet Chic: Stylish Treats to Dress Up for Any Occasion by Rachel Schifter Thebault

This is a beautiful cookbook!  A pleasure just to look at!  The photography is amazing!  There are many color pictures of recipes so you can clearly see the finished product. 

I enjoyed the analogy the author used with baking and our wardrobes.  We have basic foundational pieces to our wardrobes and how we accessorize will depend on how dressy our outfit is.  Using this idea she takes basic recipes and ‘dresses” them up.  I like this because with one recipe I could make something quick and simple or something very special.

The book is divided into 3 sections, cookies, cakes and confections.  For example the first recipe is for “scooped cookies” and she calls it the “White t-shirt”.

This book would be great for a beginning baker or an experienced one.  I appreciated how the author had a Home Ec 101 baking at the beginning of the book. She explains essential ingredients and equipment, how they work and tips in working with them.  Although I have baked for many years I learned some new things.

Each recipe gives step by step instructions that are clear and easy to understand.  At the end of many of the recipes is “Polish Your Look”, showing you variations you might use, or “Fashion Emergency” which shares baking tips.

A cookbook you will definitely want to add to your collection!  I was very impressed.

 Thanks to FSB Media for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  No other compensation was received.


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