Monday, June 20, 2011

What's New, Cupcake?

What's New, Cupcake? Ingeniously Simple Designs for Every Occasion
The endlessly imaginative duo who turned cupcaking into a national pastime is back, with utterly new, eye-popping creations anyone can make. Create a race-car cupcake, a robot cupcake, or ravishing jewelry cupcakes for a birthday party. Surprise the family with Chinese takeout dinner cupcakes on April Fool's or serve up a goofy chocolate moose. Captivate. All you need are candies from the corner store and cake mix and canned frosting.  (goodreads summary)
Here is a fun cookbook for those of us that are always looking for something new to bake. With a few simple food ingredients, ziploc baggies and a free afternoon you can whip up some real conversation starters. The first several pages offer great tips for finding and using the right supplies.  There are also easy pointers on how to decorate these unique cupcakes.  Every turn of a page is an exciting idea for any occasion including holidays, birthdays and even baby showers. Just to mention a few of my favorites; foot long sub sandwich, banana split, making waves (with people in chocolate donut inner tubes), an apple a day, jungle fever animals, flowers and so many more I could choose from.   Last week, my eleven year old daughter and her girlfriend made the cutest grey squirrel cupcakes. It was a wonderful project for the two and they were too cute to eat. Even if you are not into making the cupcakes, the spectacular pictures are just worth viewing.  I have my eye on attempting the bake sale pies for our next school fundraiser. I think this is a "just right book" for anyone who loves cupcakes.~

Title: What's New Cupcake
Author: Karen Tack & Alan Richardson
Genre: Cookbook
Pub. Date:  April 2010, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Paperback, 240 pgs.

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