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Organic and Chic: Cakes, Cookies, and Other Sweets That Taste as Good as They Look

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"When I bring one of my sweets into the room—whether at a wedding or an intimate dinner party—the expressions on people's faces turn that celebration into a memory I'll never forget. That's what baking should be."

Many people are coming to recognize the merits of eating organic ingredients, but the idea of "organic baked goods" may bring to mind food that is more boring tha
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by William Morrow Cookbooks (first published May 28th 2009)
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Nancy Harbord
Feb 14, 2017 Nancy Harbord rated it it was amazing
Organic and Chic is a gorgeous cake book, by New York custom cake baker Sarah Magid. Her beautiful, quirky, rustic style is a joy to look at and she shares full instructions about how to recreate it. This collection of dessert creations blew me away with its gorgeous opulent style and its natural organic focus.

There is loads of excellent, detailed cake decorating technique, loads of incredibly delicious recipes, a clear friendly writing voice and the imaginative touch of a stylish, unpretentious
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Beth
Jun 06, 2011 Beth rated it liked it
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I saw this on display at one of the nearby libraries that I frequent and after seeing that it was a) a cookbook and b) about desserts I immediately had to check it out.

First, the pictures are absolutely beautiful. The cakes and such are rather fussily (aka you need to actually be Martha Stewart or have the patience of a saint) decorated but they are quite stunning. The cakes themselves (undecorated) are quite reasonable for the average baker with a Kit
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Melissa
Oct 02, 2009 Melissa rated it really liked it
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This book has beautiful photography and unbelievably tasty recipes. I just made Uncle Gravy's Apple Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting, and while I had to adjust the icing recipe a bit*, it was still delicious. I can't wait to try the Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Lemon-Zest Frosting or the gorgeous Lotus Cake.

Why only four stars then? While the author is all about organic everything, she uses a lot of food coloring in her icings. Granted, her cakes are beautiful, but I'm not sure that it'
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Koeeoaddi
Nov 12, 2002 Koeeoaddi rated it it was ok
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Without the "organic" in the title, 4.5 stars. Lots of pretty photos and decadently appealing recipes.

With the emphasis on organic ingredients, though, it becomes unintentionally amusing. All that natural freshly churned creamery fat, pure organic cane calories and happy free range cholesterol.
Karen
Apr 03, 2011 Karen rated it liked it
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nice looking cakes to make if I baked cakes
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Great cookbook with fantastic recipes and tips. Beautiful photos.
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