From perfect buttercream icing to show-off chocolate shavings, tricks to make delicious and adorable sweet treats. Hold cupcakes on their base while you are decorating, as this is their strongest point; and try mixing green tea powder with chocolate for an incredible icing - these tips and more fill The Little Book of Cupcake Tips by Meg Avent, a compendium of expert information that will yield perfectly delicious results every time. The Little Books of Tips series is a collection of books, each 50 tips in size, delivering wisdom and advice on a whole range of popular subjects covering food, gardening, craft, sports and hobbies. Over quarter of a million copies sold across the series.
Cupcakes are the passion at Sweet Cupcakes, a Boston-based boutique cupcakery cited as serving up ''Boston's Best Cupcakes 2009'' by The Improper Bostonian . . . and not without reason. Its cupcakes are like little pieces of heaven with delicious dollops of frosting, fillings, and a variety of flavors, from cappuccino to pumpkin ginger. Now The Sweet Little Book of Cupcakes reveals Sweet Cupcakes' secrets, from baking techniques and decorating tips to recipes for cakes, frostings, fillings, drizzles, and toppings! Contents: Introduction. It's Elementary. Meet the Sweet Treats-Finished Cupcake Creations: Perennial Favorites, Spring Cupcakes in Bloom, Summertime Cupcakes, Autumnal Cupcakes to Fall For, Winter Warmers, Holidays-Celebrate with Cupcakes! Decorating Ideas and Special Occasions. Sweet's Master Cupcake Recipes. Frosting: It's Tops! Cupcake Fillings.
The hosts of the vegan cooking show The Post Punk Kitchen are back with a vengeance — and this time, dessert. A companion volume to Vegan with a Vengeance, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World is a sweet and sassy guide to baking everyone's favorite treat without using any animal products. This unique cookbook contains over 50 recipes for cupcakes and frostings — some innovative, some classics — with beautiful full color photographs. Isa and Terry offer delicious, cheap, dairy-free, egg-free and vegan-friendly recipes like Classic Vanilla Cupcakes (with chocolate frosting), Crimson Velveteen Cupcakes (red velvet with creamy white frosting), Linzer Torte Cupcakes (hazelnut with raspberry and chocolate ganache), Chai Latte Cupcakes (with powdered sugar) and Banana Split Cupcakes (banana-chocolate chip-pineapple with fluffy frosting). Included also are gluten-free recipes, decorating tips, baking guidelines, vegan shopping advice, and Isa's true cupcake anecdotes from the trenches. When Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, no dessert lover can resist.
It's official: The cupcake craze has taken the world by storm. No longer are cupcakes solely for children — these handheld treats now must pass muster with taste — discriminating adults equally ravenous for the little frosted jewels. Big Book of Cupcakes sets a new standard with recipes for cupcakes that actually taste as great as they look. In addition to the traditional favorite flavors everyone craves, such as red velvet and carrot cake, this book offers fun, new flavor twists like Maple Bacon and Caramel Sea Salt Mocha, as well as easy decorating and serving ideas, from classic to creative. In this book, which is organized by season and the events readers want to celebrate with home-baked cupcakes — from New Years to Christmas, birthdays to "just-craving" days — author and cupcake-bakery owner Jan Moon shares her secrets and most requested recipes. Whether you're making the perfect batch of cupcakes for a child's birthday party or satisfying a very adult comfort-food craving, the nostalgic treats that fill this book are sure to delight and surprise. Plus, Jan's creative tips on how to serve and display cupcakes for parties are sure to be crowd-pleasers. With more than 10 years of experience honing her craft in the Test Kitchens of Southern Living magazine, Jan Moon has embarked on a venture of her own and opened a bakery in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to wedding cakes and custom made treats, Dreamcakes Bakery specializes in delectable cupcakes, and Jan's unique creations keep her loyal customers coming back for more.