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

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  5 reviews
"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 th
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by William Morrow Cookbooks (first published May 28th 2009)
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Beth
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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
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
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.
Ginger
Great cookbook with fantastic recipes and tips. Beautiful photos.
Karen
Apr 03, 2011 Karen rated it 3 of 5 stars
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nice looking cakes to make if I baked cakes
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