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Little Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse: Cupcakes, Small Cakes, Muffins, and Other Mini Treats

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The mania for miniature sweets is gaining momentum–maybe due to happy memories of the magical tea parties of our childhood, or the intimacy of having our own tiny treat in a supersized world, with no need to share!

The mother-daughter team at the Riviera Bakehouse in Westchester, New York, and authors of The Whimsical Bakehouse and Christmas Cookies from the Whimsical Bake
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published February 19th 2008 by Clarkson Potter
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Riona
Nov 08, 2012 Riona rated it liked it
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I don't think I've actually made anything from this book, but everything in here is adorable, the pictures are great, and it's one of my favorite places to turn for inspiration. Unfortunately, many of the cakes require specialty pans or other equipment, and some appear to be very fussy and difficult (and I'm speaking as someone who regularly makes multiple-page recipes that use every pan in the house just for fun). There are some valuable techniques explained in these pages, though - the section ...more
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Apr 08, 2009 Lorie rated it really liked it
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I am giving this one 4 stars with trepidation. It is a wonderful book, full of mini creations that are beautiful and fascinating to behold.

That said, it is NOT a book for the beginner or casual baker. There are difficult techniques and very time-consuming ideas here that are daunting to me (and I bake all the time). Many of the recipes look good and seem fairly simple and straightforward, but the embellishments and decorating ideas are very involved.

There are some good tips here for regular bake
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Country Mum
Mar 01, 2011 Country Mum rated it it was ok
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Nicely presented but haven't tried anything. Too complicated and icings are made up of that much syrups, sugars to make you feel ill just reading the recipe!
Emily S.
May 28, 2008 Emily S. rated it it was ok
Most of the cupcakes in this book are difficult...something only a seasoned cook would attempt. Still, for the adventurous, they'll be a lot of fun!
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Mar 18, 2010 Cecily rated it it was ok
I had such high hopes for this book. It does contain several recipes I'll try, but I thought the book would contain more decorating ideas.
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