For everything there is a season and every season there is a cupcake...isn't that how it goes? Well, if you a pick up Martha Stewart's Cupcakes you would think so. There truly is a cupcake for every season.
I'm no stranger to the cupcake. I looooove cupcakes. Not only are they delicious, but they are the most portable handmade snack. Great for kids' parties or school events. I even made my daughter a cupcake birthday cake one year. So me and cupcakes are old pals. But I've never seen so many different cupcakes in one place like Cupcakes. There are 175 cupcake ideas in this book. I could make cupcakes every week for a year at least. (I wonder how many times I can write 'cupcakes'?!)
Anyhow about the book, there are lots of cupcake recipes. There are cupcakes for everyday and fancy ones for special occasions. There are cupcakes for birthdays and holidays. Each cupcake is a tiny work of art- you can really get creative. There are even slightly healthy ones like allergen and wheat free ones. Let's be clear though, this is no diet book. Lots of butter, eggs and sugar are in most of the recipes. They are a yummy indulgence!
Besides recipes for the cupcakes themselves, there are recipes for the icing and tips on how to decorate and display them.
Now I couldn't do a review of Cupcakes without trying a couple of recipes. First I made the Marble Cupcakes and then the One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes. I made them with my daughter. We had a good time baking together. Here's a photo of the One Bowl Chocolate ones. We made them in mini-cupcake tins.
I definitely recommend this cookbook.
Thanks to Random House for the review copy.