I was a bit disappointed by this one. The cover was so attractive but inside, it looks a bit old fashioned. The recipes seem also old fashioned and heavy. I do have other pastry books that inspire me more, even with classic recipes. Here I taste the excess of sugar and the heaviness of the cakes just by reading the book. I think this book would need some time to get through to me. I don't despair that it will but it's sure not love at first sight.