I LOVE Cupcakes!

by on February 11th, 2012
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Cupcakes are a big deal these days.  And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, cupcakes may be the ticket if you are looking for something crafty and sweet your sweetie. Of course my favorite cupcakes are Kara’s Cupcakes, but traveling to California is a bit too far.  Fortunately the Library has a number of great cupcake books with lots of great pictures and ideas.

Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh My! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson shares lots of great ideas for creating something sweet and eye-catching. The pictures are inspiring and the step-by-step details are very helpful.  They also offer many great hints for how to transform basic ingredients into a masterpiece.

Tack and Richardson also have two older titles that are fun. Hello Cupcake! and What’s New, Cupcake? both have many creative ideas and good information about techniques and supplies.

The Butch Bakery Cookbook features recipes and designs from the Butch Bakery in New York.  The Butch Bakery’s brand is “Where Butch Meets Buttercream” and the cookbook features an eclectic collection of recipes for a “grown-up” taste.  Recipes include ingredients such as bacon, cayenne pepper, coffee, liquors, and other unique flavors.

Another trend these days is Cake Pops. Cake Pops are basically a cupcake on a stick dipped in chocolate – what’s not to love about that!  Clare O’connell’s Pop Bakery shares step-by-step information to create penguins, clowns, frogs, and many other designs.  There’s even a chapter about creating cupcake pops!

Cake Pops by Bakerella features ideas from the bakerella.com blog.  I enjoyed the book AND the blog!  I especially liked the ideas for Valentine’s Day!

Discover a new world of sweet creativity with the thousands of ideas for cupcakes and cake pops. And remember the Library has a great collection of books to get you started.  ~~Enjoy!!~~

2 Responses to “I LOVE Cupcakes!”

  1. Maeve says:

    If you need a cupcake taster, please do not hesitate to call.

  2. Make my mouth water looking at all the cakes, cupcakes. wahhhh

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