Christmas with Kim-Joy: A Festive Collection of Edible Cuteness

Quadrille. Oct. 2020. 128p. ISBN 9781787135826. $22.99. COOKING
Great British Bakeoff alum Kim-Joy’s latest book, after Baking with Kim-Joy: Cute and Creative Bakes To Make You Smile, features her trademark cutely decorated twists on regional European baking. Similar to her first book, this is a short collection that is rich in detail and step-by-step photography that will help bakers master piping and decorating. Included are recipes to keep a baker busy for days, or possibly an entire holiday season, with macarons, speculoos, stollen, and canelé. Many recipes include alternatives for baking gluten-free and/or vegan. First-time bakers looking for accessible recipes should look elsewhere; Kim-Joy’s adorable creations include many steps and some temperamental methods. But for those who invest the time to perfect these goodies, they’ll be the perfect treat for all ages and occasions, from Reindeer Bakewell Tarts to Melting Snowman Cake Pops.
VERDICT An adorable recipe collection of carefully decorated holiday sweets for those looking to add more creativity and whimsy to traditional seasonal treats.
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