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Cupcake queen Susannah Blake brings together more than 60 cupcake recipes, as well as giving the lowdown on baking Equipment, Ingredients, Decorating and Embellishments, and Serving Suggestions. Simple Cupcakes show how easy it is to rustle up a plateful of gorgeous cakes. There are irresistible flavors including orange and poppyseed, blueberry and lemon, and apple and cin ...more
Paperback, 159 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Ryland Peters & Small
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This is more like cupcake here and now than cupcake heaven, in that while the recipes are all beautifully photographed and nicely appointed, they all seem eminently do-able in a non-professional kitchen with the equipment that you already possess. Unlike my favorite cupcake cookbook, this one does not miniturize bigger cakes--this one is really aimed at decorating cupcakes in a simple yet very attractive way to make them fancier to look at (not necessarily taste bomb sensations). I would conside ...more
Every recipe in this looks great and the end products appear amazing but the only reason I would have for pursuing the more complicated decorating is for selling--and I don't do that. A nice book but not for me. I didn't try any of the recipes so I can't speak to that portion of it.