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 jewelrycupcakes for a birthday party. Surprise the family withChinese takeout dinner cupcakes on April Fool'sor serve upa goofy chocolate moose.Captivate Momwith a bouquet of long...more
What’s New Cupcake starts out like a craft book with a list of needed materials and tools. Nothing unusual is needed and most are items that would be...more
The recipes are super easy to follow and they are all so cute. You wouldn't believe how easy it is to make some of these beautiful cupcakes (no I am not posting pics of mine ;). The book contains how-tos on actual cupcake batter, how to...more
In the forward of What's New Cupcake? they promise fun, spectacle and ease...and they deliver on all accounts. This book leaves you laughing out loud - calling people over to look at cupcake art (be careful husbands get grouchy after about the third time) - and racing to the kitchen to see what ingredients you have on hand!...more
Karen’s cookbook is jam-packed with new and up to date cupcake techniques. The first few pages of the book include the basics, piping, icing, and what tools to use. As the book continues, the lessons get harder; such as dipping cupcakes and building structures from other foods. There is also a section just...more
Each set of directions starts off with ingredients and what other materials needed to decorate. There is a picture of the final product that is helpful to compare your work in progress to. Within your cupc...more
If you give me a recipe I can make a damn good meal, but I’m not one of those people who can work my own non-recipe magic in the kitchen. How much milk should go in this? Is it half a cup of fresh garlic or half a tablespoon? What the hell is Tarragon? Trust me, I’m a mess without the written recipe.
The same goes for decorating cakes and cookies. I can do some text, but that’s about it, which is why I loved 2008′s Hello, Cupcake!. Karen Tack and Alan Richar...more
I love their good instructions and their easy ideas of how to come up with all the different shapes to make ducks, Chinese take outs, mouse, race cars flowers, etc. come to life as a delicious cupcake display.
The only criticism I have is that some of the items used to create the cupcake designs, while edible, would not be enjoyable to bi...more
Either way, I really just love paging through these two books thanks to the ingenious ideas that the authors came up with!
You think a cupcake is just a muffin with a bit of sugar coating? Think again! There seem to be unlimited ideas as to what you can do with a cupcake. Don't know any? Pick up one of these two books! If only to page through it and end up look...more
-All Cracked Up (made with candy coating eggshells and lemon curd)
-Bake-Sale Pies (made with vanilla frosting colored with yellow food coloring and cocoa powder, and M&Ms)
-Knit One, Frost Two
-An Apple a Day (made with chocolate and green fruit Tootsie Rolls and red sprinkles)
-A Rose is a Rose (made with green fruit chews, decorating sugar and cherry candy fruit slices)
-Indian Corn (made with phyllo dough and orange, gold, cream and brown jelly beans)
The designs are very ingenious and they are easier that they look . It gives creative outlets to decorate cupcakes.
My favorite is the Chinese stir fry using tootsie rolls for the broccoli, not that's the kind of broccoli that i could...more
What I don't like is, that they don't really give you a recipe - they ask you to use those 'easy mix' cake packets, I like to actually make from scratch! That's my only down.
I have to agree with another reviewer...but do you really want to eat something that has been handled so much?