I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Sweet Revenge: Passive-Aggressive Desserts for Your Exes & Enemies by Heather Kim
on January 1st 2018
Reading Challenges: Blogger Shame, Mt. TBR
50+ killer cakes, cookies, and candies for your exes and enemies. Dumped by your beefcake boyfriend? BFF steal your one-and-only? Lab partner a more-than-periodic no-show? Don't take these battles online. (Seriously, don't do that, okay?). Get out your heaviest rolling pins, sharpest cleavers, and most blistering torches, and kill your enemies and exes . . . with kindness. That's right - bake that loser ex a pan of Go Fudge Yourself. Gift your former friend a You're the Devil Cake. And give that annoying admirer a Donut Call Me Again. Let them taste your over-them happiness and see what comes next . . . Pastry chef and tattoo artist Heather Kim serves up sinfully delicious recipes and bittersweet advice.
I’m shaming myself for this one for a variety of reasons. First of all, I read this the second I got it from Netgalley. It’s delightful! So much fun for a book named Sweet Revenge! Sadly, it came over in .PDF form and I always have issues keeping up with those. I download them to my computer and hopefully have the time right then to read the book.
For this one, I did. It’s short and easy to read but I was also hoping to create some of the recipes, which sadly I never did. But the book itself had me cracking up! There are recipes in this such as:
- Stop Texting Me, You Crepe
- Nutty as a Fruit Cake
- Bite Me, Scum Muffin
- Go FUDGE Yourself
I mean, how could I not absolutely love this?! The recipes are divided into four different categories, Cookies, Cakes, Breads, and Candies and I wanted to make everything! Which is really saying something because I do NOT enjoy baking. At all. As a matter of fact, the hubby normally helps, and by help I mean does all the work and I do the icing, when I want a cake or brownies. I just don’t like baking. Unlike cooking, it’s not soothing for me. But this book would make anyone want to read and then bake everything!
Heather Kim goes into the reasoning behind creating this type of cookbook, which really is a cookbook. She stresses this multiple times, but the fact is, many of these types of books are about the therapeutic ways of getting over your ex. This is about getting elbows deep into a messy situation that will not hurt your heart. And she says:
You can’t hate-tweet your ex when you’re knuckles deep in molasses.
I mean, think about it, baking is the perfect outlet for all that pent-up, stood up in a McDonald’s parking lot on prom night in an overpriced backless dress RAAAAAGE.
The entire idea of this is extraordinary. The desserts look amazing, although like I said above, since this was on .PDF I never got around to actually creating any of these fabulous sounding recipes, and the sarcastic way she attacks these desserts, while also bashing the ex, is the perfect formula for a great evening in front of the oven cooking your heart out, instead of crying into a pint of ice cream!
I definitely recommend this, even if you’re happily in a committed relationship, because we all have those moments when our spouses or loved ones drive us nuts, we can bake for them instead of cursing them out!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: