*Disclaimer: I received Sweet from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are my own.
TAKE ALL THE GUESSWORK OUT OF DESSERT! Food Network Magazine editors have picked their all-time favorite treats and put them into one amazing book. In Sweet, you’ll find over-the-top brownies, super fun cupcakes, show-off layer cakes, one-of-a-kind cookies and so much more.
This great collection includes recipes for any occasion, with step-by-step instructions and full-page color photographs to help you along. You don’t need to be an experienced baker to get started. Every dessert in this book is easy to follow—and totally foolproof. Each recipe has been triple-tested, so you know it’ll come out just right. Flip through and you’ll find some fun surprises, too: a bowl made of chocolate, a spectrum of frosting colors and a cake that looks like a giant caramel apple. Check out what’s inside!
If you love sweets, Sweet is the cookbook for you! It is a collection of awesome sweet treats from Food Network Magazine. There are several things I really like about this cookbook. I love the way that the book is set up. In addition to having good chapters, including Cookies and bars, Pies & Crumbles, Fake-Out Cakes, and Show-Off Cakes, the beginning of the book has a picture of each and every recipe! This makes it super easy to take a glance through the amazing photography to check out which recipes you would like to try.
I also really love the range of recipes that are in the book – there are excellent cookies that are easy enough for beginning bakers, and then there are some recipes that are clearly for the professional – namely the “fake out” cakes which look like other food. For example, there is a “Guacamole and Chips Cake” that legit looks like a bowl of guac you would get at your favorite Mexican food restaurant – a bit intimidating for a beginner baker like me – but AWESOME to see the technique that goes into it.
I also love the range of desserts in this book – in addition to cookies and cakes, there are also recipes for truffles, doughnuts, tarts, and other sweet treats that I don’t have experience in making. I see these types of treats made on my fave cooking shows, and I’m excited to give them a try with this cookbook!
The only thing I haven’t like about Sweet is that one recipe I found (the Popcorn Cake) in the Fake-Out Section failed to list ingredients (fondant and caramel popcorn) that were needed for the cake. They were probably pretty obvious, but sometimes I shop for a recipe before reading the recipe, so I might have missed these. I haven’t found any other recipes with this problem but of course haven’t yet read every recipe.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.