Sweet Revenge Cookbook Review

Sweet Revenge Cookbook Review

Title: Sweet Revenge: Passive-Aggressive Desserts for Your Exes & Enemies
Author: Heather Kim
Published: January 1, 2018, Switch Press
No. of Pages: 208
Cover Price: $18.95 Hardcover

Just like Grumpy Cat, who is totally negative but very funny, Heather Kim has come up with a very clever cookbook Sweet Revenge: Passive-Aggressive Desserts for Your Exes & Enemies, which includes decadent desserts and baked goods to make for all the wrong reasons. The premise is very clever, and makes for fun reading. For whatever reason you may want to bake, the recipes are definitely worth making. I prefer to bake for people I love, and am busy enough that I don’t worry about people who have offended me; nor am I willing to spend valuable time baking a treat for someone I don’t like. However, I do make time to bake the treats in this excellent cookbook; I’d rather serve them to friends. No matter what your reasons may be for baking, the recipes in this book are tempting enough that everyone will find dozens of things to bake.

Some of the clever names of the baked goods are: I Couldn’t Carrot All Cake, I Don't Give a Fig About You (yummy, buttery fig bars), You’re the Devil Food Cake, Stop Texting Me You Crepe (Oreo Crepe Cake), and I Wish You Were Bread, to name as few. The chapter headings are equally fun, i.e., I Never Kneaded You Anyway, and Forgetting You was a Piece of Cake.

All told, Sweet Revenge: Passive-Aggressive Desserts for Your Exes & Enemies is an entertaining cookbook with plenty of clever prose, as well as fabulous baked goods. The photographs are fabulous, and there are small sections with helpful hints, like a visual nut guide, a conversion table from US to metric, Essential tools for baking the treats in the book, and the different kinds of sugar. The recipes are well-written, easy to understand, and actually turn out like the pictures. Although the author is a pastry chef, you don’t have to be one to turn out these beautiful desserts.

If you have a sense of humor, and love homemade baked goods, you’ll definitely want to own this fun cookbook.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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