Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Cupcakes are little treasures, mini cakes that bring joy to adults and children alike. The passion for cupcakes shows no sign of diminishing as people seek out more sophisticated designs and fantastic flavours. Cupcakes have moved on from being just a treat for children and it is not unusual to see wedding cupcakes and boxes of cupcakes sent as gifts – whether to celebrate a new baby or as a Mother’s Day gift. While in London last month we saw several specialist cup cake shops.
This gorgeous new book contains over 50 recipes for exciting, new and special cupcakes. There are cupcakes for festive celebrations such as Christmas, parties, Valentine’s Day, Weddings and Baby Showers as well as recipes for cupcakes using interesting ingredients and unusual flavours. There is also a chapter on not-so-guilty treats such as carrot, orange and cinnamon cupcakes and beetroot and bitter chocolate cupcakes.
Recipes include: Caribbean mango and palm sugar cupcakes, Coconut cupcakes with passion fruit icing, Peach melba cupcakes, Tiramisu cupcakes, Choccamocha cupcakes with peppermint frosting, Blueberry and vanilla yogurt cupcakes, Strawberry daiquiri cupcakes. A basics section covers essential equipment, ingredients and decorations as well as basic recipes and techniques, decorating tips and packaging and presentation ideas.
About the Author:
Food writer Wendy Sweetser has contributed articles to numerous publications including OK!, The London Magazine, Period Living and You Are What You Eat. She is the author of 15 cookery books, including three titles published by New Holland. She is a member of the UK Guild of FooD Writers and the Slow Food Association.
Published by New Holland