"Did my heart love till now ? forswear it, sight ! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night"
"Romeo and Juliet" by W. Shakespeare

Hello there!

I am Silvia, a fine dining lover, living in Vienna for more than 4 years.

I am a self-taught Confiseur, fascinated with world history, anthropology and travelling. Sweet Austria is my first online project. In simple words it is my "love-affair" with the Austrian sweet cuisine. The project documents the journey of 101 famous Austrian desserts while visiting castles and monasteries, cafes and pastry shops, in search of deliciousness. Recipes are recreated in my kitchen and photography is entirely the outcome of my camera.

My mission: to find and tell the stories behind each sweet dish, to meet proud artisans who keep traditions alive, to paint the sweet heart of the Land with the joy of a child who just ate the very best cake.

May your journey be as sweet as mine.

From Vienna with love,

Silvia Iacobescu


Sweet Austria website has a non-commercial nature. It is dedicated to the cuisine and history lovers world-wide as information sharing platform, a source of education. We are making sure that all material provided including historical information is used for research and education purposes only, under "fair use".