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Cupcakes!

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What's short and sweet and cute as a button? Cupcakes! And everyone loves 'em! Trusted favorites at picnics, potlucks, and bake sales, cupcakes go equally well at relaxed and informal gatherings or at elegant parties. Here are 50 scrumptious ways to bring smiles and those nostalgic memories back faster than a kid can lick the batter off a beater. Try a Cinnamon Sugar Puff Cupcakethey go from mixing bowl to oven to one happy taker in less than an hour. Who needs a peanut butter cup when there's a peanut butter ...

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Overview

What's short and sweet and cute as a button? Cupcakes! And everyone loves 'em! Trusted favorites at picnics, potlucks, and bake sales, cupcakes go equally well at relaxed and informal gatherings or at elegant parties. Here are 50 scrumptious ways to bring smiles and those nostalgic memories back faster than a kid can lick the batter off a beater. Try a Cinnamon Sugar Puff Cupcakethey go from mixing bowl to oven to one happy taker in less than an hour. Who needs a peanut butter cup when there's a peanut butter cupcake in the house? Ethereal Lemon Angel Cupcakes soar even higher when served with some fresh seasonal fruit. With tips and techniques for perfect cupcake-making, basic "head-start" recipes, and gorgeous photographs, it's time to get out the baking pans and join the cupcake craze. These diminutive cakes may be small but they stand tall in the world of sweets.

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Editorial Reviews

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Lush, larger-than-life photographs are just the icing on the cupcake that is this delightful contribution to the canon of confectionary cookbooks. Klivans' recipes range from cute Lemon Poppy Seed Butterfly Cupcakes to clever Chocolate-Covered Brownie Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes, which are baked in an ice-cream cone. When tested, the bakery-worthy Sticky Fig Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Glaze looked just like the photograph and the flavor was excellent; fragrant lemon zest, crunchy fig seeds and the sticky syrup glaze (from the result of an unusually slow baking technique) reveal a carefully developed recipe. Unlike several other cupcake books, Klivans' recipes are easy to follow and produce excellent results. Succinct and useful, the first chapter covers the basics: supplies, ingredients and mixing techniques. Other little details, like chapter introductions designed to look like cupcakes, the pastel Fifties color scheme and the use of vintage fabrics in the photographs, make the book a pleasure to browse. -Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811845458
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 230,700
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.87 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Elinor Klivans is a notable food writer, publishing articles for Bon App tit, Eating Well, Fine Cooking, and the Washington Post, among others. She is the author of several cookbooks, including Big Fat Cookies. She lives in Camden, Maine.

France Ruffenach's photographs have appeared in Everything Tastes Better with Garlic (0-8118-3816-1) and Christmas Family Gatherings (0-8118-4018-2). A native of Paris, she now lives in San Francisco.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2008

    This book is fantastic

    I love this cupcake book. I am not much of a baker, but this makes it easy to create something sweet and yummy for your family... without all the stress. It truly is easy and does not call for those hard to find/one use ingredients. I think it is great for those getting started in baking, like me.

    15 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Bland looking Ebook

    Almost no pictures. I prefer my cookbooks like this to have pictures of each cupcake. So disapointed!

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2008

    Easy Cupcakes

    I found the recipes to be simple & easy to follow. My 11yr old daughter loves to help me when I use this book. She even made them by herself once. Light & fluffy results, recipes only takes a few ingredients. The Yellow Cupcake batter w/the springtime almond flavored frosting in the back of the book recipe has become super popular, I just made it my own w/an add-in and now every adult asks for it on their birthday! Thanks!

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2007

    This is my favorite!

    I disagree with the reader who didn't have much success. I have excellent, consistent results. I have 8 cupcake books, but this one is my 'bible'. I go back to it all the time, the recipes are great + look beautiful.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2007

    A reviewer

    I already know how to bake cupcakes, just needed imagination from Elinor Klivans recipes. Her introduction was very inspiring. She makes baking fun and the end results are wonderful cupcakes. My office can atest to that. Her frosting are also very good.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2008

    GREAT BOOK!

    All I can say is this is a great book to have if you want to make cupcakes :-)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2006

    pretty to look at, not to use

    The pictures are pretty, and get you in the mood to bake cupcakes. But when you actually start mixing? The recipes are less than fabulous. The amount of frosting and cupcake batter is uneven...prepare to do math. Once you get past that, you are presented with goopy cupcakes and frosting.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2012

    Love this book!!!

    I was a little aprehensive when I read the reviews about the print size. I got it anyay because I love to bake. Thank goodness for the nook link on my laptop. I can see it very well. Wonderful recipes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Great recipes, bad format

    There are some intriguing recipes here, but I found the format a bit odd. Rather than having the ingredients listed first, the recipes go directly into the preparation instructions followed by the ingredients at the end. I find this to be a bit of a bother and somewhat cumbersome. Why not follow standard recipe format? It would be much easier.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2012

    The book might be great but I will never know. The print is tin

    The book might be great but I will never know. The print is tiny and all that adjusts on the font on the Nook Tablet is the section names not the actual book. Granted it was only 1.99 but it was a waste of money, The book is useless to me because I cannot read it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    AWESOME!

    I thought this book wasnt going to have good recipes... but it does! They look sooo YUMMY!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    Learning to bake.... Learning to bake...?

    Luckily, I know how am old enough to go near a stove by myself. ( A grown- up has to be near. But still!! These are such treats! Anybody want to try these!?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Nice!

    I luv it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Naaa

    Great recipes but very minimal pictures. The best part about cookbooks is knowing what the final product looks like.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Awesome

    Pretty cool looking

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Not bad for the price.

    I like the helpful hints, but I was hoping for more photos. I look forward to trying the recipes

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Omg it talks about....

    A guys balls and cum. Ewwwswwww.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Poor

    The ptint is too small on my nook and unable to make it larger. If you try to enlarge the font it only works on the headings not the recipes. Very disappointed in this purchase.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Read this review!

    Go to search shop and type in 'the sweet little book of cupcakes' and you will find an amazing book! 'The sweet little book of cupcakes' has a picture for every cupcake it shows you how to make. The cupcakes are delicious and very cute! (And very easy to make) it is way better than this book and the print is not tiney

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    A human girl

    A blonde girl walks in. She wears a dark charcoal wool coat and cherry red scarf. She looks high class but extremely flustered. "Have you seen my baby brother? His name is John."

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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