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Sprinkles and Secrets

(Cupcakes #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  1,432 ratings  ·  133 reviews
In this companion novel to It's Raining Cupcakes, twelve-year-old Sophie has a dream come true when she's offered a TV commercial spot. She's not just happy about the opportunity, she's over the moon happy!

But then she finds out what exactly she'll be advertising: the delectable, ever-popular brownies from Beatrice's Brownies, which just so happens to be the number one com
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 20th 2011 by Aladdin
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Nov 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Sophie wants nothing more than to be an actress someday. She loves chocolate and musicals and her best friend Isabel. Sophie finds out that she has been selected to audition for a commercial and she is super excited until she learns who the commercial is for...Beatrice's Brownies. Beatrice's Brownies is a rival for It's Raining Cupcakes the store Isabel's parents operate. How can she be in a commercial for their competition? Especially when Cupcakes isn't doing so well. How can she tell her best ...more
Aug 03, 2011 marked it as to-read
I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to read this!!!!!!!!!
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
“I think there are two kinds of happiness. There’s the real kind of happiness when you have to smile because you feel so good inside. … Then there’s the fake kind of happiness. Something is supposed to make you happy … so you smile anyway and put on the best happy show that you can because you don’t want to look like a bad person.”

Sophie wants to be happy for Isabel, now that she has jetted off to New York City to compete in the National Bake Off. It's hard, but she's trying her best. One thing
I enjoyed It's Raining Cupcakes last year and was pleased to learn that Lisa Schroeder wrote a follow-up to that book entitled Sprinkles and Secrets. How could I resist another cute, delicious-looking book cover?

Sophie is a 12-year-old girl living in Willow, Oregon, with her parents and little brother Hayden. More than anything, she wants to be an actress. While her best friend Isabel excels at baking (her family owns the local bakery It's Raining Cupcakes), Sophie possesses talents that could t
Sophie and Isabel are best friends, but they each have their own passion. Sophie's passion lies in acting; Isabel, baking.

Sophie has been offered an opportunity of a lifetime - to star in a national commercial. The company she would represent happens to be the rival to Isabel's family cupcake shop.

Sophie cannot bring herself to tell her best friend, but can she bring herself to give up such an opportunity? Can their friendship survive the big secret?

Sophie's character is well-developed and int
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was AMAZING. So cute with great friendship and awesome yummy cupcakes a great moral! Loved this book A LOT! You all should DEFINETLY check it out!
Amber Hodges
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book because I have always wanted to be an actress and the book is about a girl who acts.
Leah Bekker
It such a cute book! Like It's Raining Cupcakes, I can say that it left me on the edge of my seat every time I opened that book!
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This book was overall pretty good! I definitely recommend it to people who love cupcakes and other treats. (view spoiler) ...more
Eve beinguniquebooks
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In the second of the trilogy, this time we continue the story from Sophie's perspective as we see how her aim for fame and acting threatens her friendship with Isabel after she wins a commercial call back for a rival to Isabel's mums cupcake shop.

We also see her battle jealousy over Isabel's success with her cupcakes and how she discovers boys can be friends with girls too after making a new buddy during all the chaos in her life! Showing how friendship can survive anything and supporting each o
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
great book highly suggest
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
A good read for sixth grade girls. I will be gifting it to our 6th grade ELA classroom library.
Nehemya Renee Crumpley
Jan 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Nyah Prince
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was like the best book i have red in 2o18.
It taught me some great baking kills that our family tried and they worked ir they didn't
But i hope you have a great time to enjoy the book!
Summer Payne
Nov 27, 2019 rated it liked it
I was so excited to read this after the first one but was kind of disappointed.
Apr 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Another Sweet Treat from Lisa Schroeder!

Twelve-year-old Sophie yearns to be an actress. When she’s offered the opportunity to appear in a television commercial, at first it seems like a dream come true. There’s just one problem––the commercial is for Beatrice’s Brownies, the successful chain that just might put the cupcake bakery owned by her friend Isabel’s family out of business! Can Sophie follow her dreams without losing her best friend?

SPRINKLES AND SECRETS is the follow-up to Schroeder’s I
Jasmine Gardner
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the book Sprinkles and Secrets by Lisa Schroeder. I have been into the whole other series of the Cupcake Diaries because I like their storyline and how they deal with kids in middle school which are my age and the same type of issues and drama that goes on. I feel I can relate a lot to these books. This particular book is a sequel to Its Raining Cupcakes. Sophie is the main character in this book, and she has a huge decision and choice to make, between her best friend's friendsh ...more
Aug 14, 2012 rated it liked it
This companion to "It's Raining Cupcakes" is the story of Isabel's best friend, Sophie. Isabel is off on her trip to New York City for her baking competition, & Sophie is feeling kind of depressed & maybe a little jealous, but then something amazing happens: the mother of a friend from theater camp who happens to be a talent agent contacts Sophie about signing a contract & working to get her in front of a camera, possibly starting with commercials & working her way up to a real acting career. So ...more
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I just finished doing a reread with my daughter with this one and realized I hadn't ever reviewed it the first time through.
This is a companion novel to It's Raining Cupcakes and features Sophie, Isabel's best friend. We get a good bit of Isabel as well and learn whether she won the cooking contest in NYC.

In this book Sophie has acquired an agent and is trying out for a commercial. But this commercial is for a company that could put Isabel's families cupcake shop out of business, so what does
Jul 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Schroeder, Lisa. Sprinkles and Secrets. Aladdin. Sept 2011. ISBN: 978-1-4424-3246-8. $15.99 F

Gr 4-7
In the sequel to It's Raining Cupcakes, BFFs Isabel and Sophie have returned. Isabel has won the baking contest and now it is Sophie's turn to make her dream of becoming an actress come true. The only problem is, the commercial Sophie's been offered is for Beatrice's Brownies, the rival to Isabel's family's shop, It's Raining Cupcakes. When Sophie has to choose between her big break and her best f
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I love the book Sprinkles and Secrets. I brings out the true friendship that people have. An aspiring actress, Sophie’s upcoming audition for a commercial may be the big break she has been waiting for. When she discovers the commercial is for the rival of her best friend’s faltering family business, Sophie experiences a crisis of conscience. In this sequel to It’s Raining Cupcakes (2010), Schroeder delves into the complexity of middle-school friendships. Sophie struggles with a confusing kaleido ...more
Dec 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Although with the same characters as It's Raining Cupcakes, this middle-grade novel also stands on its own. Sophie, who is 12 years old and has always wanted to be a model, gets called for an audition for a commercial! It is all very exciting, until she finds out that she would be promoting a sweet shop that is in direct competition with her best friend Isabel's mom's cupcake shop. Sophie is torn between her desire to pursue her dream and her loyalty to her best friend. She knows an audition doe ...more
Anna Louise Kallas
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The book Sprinkles and Secrets by Lisa Schroeder is a book filled with surprises and suspense. Lisa Schroeder tells the story of two girls who are best friends and have different passions. Isabel is interested in baking while Sophie likes acting. Isabel helps her mom at their cupcakes shop, It's Raining Cupcakes. The business is going slow for her family since a new brownie shop opened up. On the other hand Sophie has found herself an agent to kick off her acting career. Her agent recommends tha ...more
Sydney Slezzer
This book is about a girl named Sophie who is love with acting. She comes upon auditions for a commercial for Beatrice Brownies. Which is her is her best friends enemy because she owns a cupcake shop. She thought there was so many people that she would never get a part so she tried out just for practice. A couple days later her mom gets a call saying she got the part Sophie told her mom she didn't want to do it. Before she could call back the next day she was on the front of the news paper. When ...more
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
After reading "It's Raining Cupcakes"-- the girls in my class tried many of the recipes, and immediately searched online and found out there was a sequel. They begged me to buy it, I got it over Christmas, but before I could bring it to school, one of my students got a copy in Jakarta. I can't wait to hear what she thinks on Wednesday when school starts up.

I liked this one better than the first, primarily because I liked the Sophie's mom better than Isabel's. I love that Sophie makes some really
Shara Karlin
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sprinkles and Secrets by Lisa Schroeder is a great book. It is the second book in a series. It is about a girl named Sophie who dreams about acting. She is offered a part in a commercial. She doesn't know if she should do the commercial because she doesn't want to hurt her best friend Isabel's feelings.

I liked this book. It was a good book about best friends. I liked all the characters the same. Although I liked the way the author uses desserts in the book some of them sound gross. I would like
Dec 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
I didn’t realize this was a companion novel to It's Raining Cupcakes but I don’t feel like a misunderstood anything not having read It’s Raining Cupcakes.
Anyway, the main character is Sophie and she wants to be an actress. She is thinking about this more because he best friend Isabel just entered a dessert contest &is away for the contest. Just when she gets back Sophie gets a call from an agency followed by a audition. Everything is great until she discovers it for a competitor for Isabel’s cu
This is the first book in the series I have read. I think after reading this I will check out the others as well. This might be a good series to have in the classroom for some of the girls. You could probably introduce it to students who are reading on a 4th grade level and up. I like the fact recipes are included in this book. I could always use it as a tie to math or science because of it. In this tween drama, 12 year old Sophie has caught her big acting break, but what will it cost her. The a ...more
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Imagine having a dream of becoming famous and now you have a chance to, that might hurt your friendship with your best friend. Well, that’s what happens in Sprinkles and Secrets by, Lisa Schroeder.
As I read this book I was astonished by how relatable it was. It made me feel like I was sharing the troubles of this young girl. This book is full of details and is a unique way to keep the story going form the first book, It’s Raining Cupcakes. The two books have different point of views, but they pi
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Lisa Schroeder is the author of more than twenty books for kids and teens. Her latest novel is WISH ON ALL THE STARS, with Scholastic. She lives in Oregon where she spends her time reading, writing, baking yummy treats, and hiking with her family.

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