Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats by Jenna Hutchinson and Ashely Kosowan is a cookbook that will give you tips and techniques to recreate many of the authors’ signature desserts. It has a wealth of stylish photos and definitely gives readers an insight as to how the famous Manitoba bakery came to be. While the pages will leave you drooling, many of these recipes have a large number of steps that will seem daunting to some.Title: Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats: Over 100 Recipes for the Modern Baker
Author: Jenna Hutchinson, Ashley Kosowan
Publisher: Penguin Books Canada
Genres: Cookbook, Lifestyle
Publication Date: October 6, 2020
Beloved family-owned Canadian bakery Jenna Rae Cakes shares over 100 recipes for its most delectable--and most beautiful--sweet treats.
Jenna Hutchinson was in the middle of applying to dental school when she saw an episode of Cake Boss and thought, I can do that! Little did she know, that moment would set her life off in a new direction, and she and her twin sister Ashley would go on to own one of Canada's most successful and celebrated bakeries, Jenna Rae Cakes.
Now, in Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats, Jenna and Ashley reveal the tried and true recipes, flavours, and show-stopping designs that put them on the map. Inside you will find recipes for over 100 of the most vibrant and decadent cookie sandwiches, cupcakes, party squares, cakes, macarons, cream puffs, and more. Known for the long list of rotating flavour options they offer each day at the shop, Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats features all of their fan favourites, including Cotton Candy Cupcakes, Lemon Meringue Party Squares, Salted Caramel Macarons, Peanut Butter and Jam Cookie Sandwiches, Salted Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake, and many more. Dive in and let the mouthwatering photography inspire you to bake your very own Instagram-worthy treats with spectacular results. With Jenna and Ashley's insider tips, your baking will reach a colourful, flavourful, and stylish new level in no time.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats
I have to admit that the minute I saw the cover for this book, I was instantly drawn in by the stunning cover. The styling and pretty treats are certainly eye-catching in this one. There is also no shortage of photos within its pages, so for those who love a cookbook that will look lovely on a shelf, this is one to add.
❀ Inspirational story
The story that the authors tell at the beginning of the book is quite interesting and I am sure that most will find inspirational. These women have definitely created an amazing business that has caught the attention of many. It is a book that fans of their shop and those who have seen them featured in Martha Stewart Weddings will enjoy.
❀ Detailed Instructions
There are quite a few different types of desserts to create from this book and it has quite a lot of chapters to choose from. The instructions are very explicit and detailed with tips for just about everything from ingredients to styling. If you have the time and desire to recreate one of the treats in this book, you are pretty much guaranteed perfect results.
The contents are as follows:
- Cookie Sandwiches
- Party Squares
- Cream Puffs
- Candies and Confections
- Fillings and Buttercream
❀ Pumpkin Spice muffins are a lot of fuss
Since it is pumpkin spice season and I am all about pumpkin spice right now, the Pumpkin Spice Muffin recipe was a no-brainer for me. The meticulous instructions did give me the tools to make some delicious bakery-worthy muffins. My only complaint is that for a home baker, I am not one for recipes that have a lot of steps. The muffins themselves were easy enough, but then there was a cream cheese icing to make, a crumble topping to bake, and a caramel sauce to whip up before assembling.
❀ A Gorgeous Cookbook
Jenna Rae Cakes and Treats is one to try if you enjoy a gorgeous cookbook that has lots of ideas for creating your own bakery-style treats. The steps are quite detailed and are sure to provide fantastic results.
29 thoughts on “Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats”
These look so good and would be fun to make with my granddaughter
I hope that you enjoy it if you give it a try!
I think I need this book in my life. Or maybe not because it’s giving me some major cravings just looking at the cover!
The cover really speaks volumes!
Oh my god yummy!!
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Yum, this looks like a really good cookbook!
It has some great ideas, for sure!
That cover alone is scrumptious and gorgeous!
I really love the cover and the images in this one!
This sounds like a cookbook I would enjoy making the recipes with my granddaughters.
That sounds like a fun time!
Sweets!!! This one is speaking my language 🙂
You and me both!
I think I gained 5lb just reading this!! LOL
Ha! Thanks for stopping by, Sophie!
Really involved recipes are tough – I’m not much of a baker to begin with. LOL I love that they have really great tips and go into detail on the steps though.
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There are some great tips in this one, for sure!
That cover looks so yummy! I’m a newbie baker who loves baking cakes and cookies. I really want to make those colorful macaroons but the process is pretty tough.
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I have been shying away from making them myself! Maybe one day. 😉
This sounds like a great cookbook!
I had a lot of fun with this one!
These are looking good
They sure are!
I love gorgeous cookbooks! I like to read them before bedtime, and look at recipes and pictures more often than making some of the recipes, but never tire of it, when it is a nice cookbook, especially baking. This would make a nice gift, too.
That cover’s got me drooling; it’s gorgeous!
Those muffins look delish, a good dessert book to have, thanks for sharing!
This cookbook looks wonderful. Thanks!
this really is such a pretty cover. thanks for your review. I love lots of pictures and clear and concise instructions while cooking.
I dont think my comment went through. Such a pretty cover. Thanks for your review. I love cookbooks with clear and concise instructions as well as lots of pictures