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Bookgirl in the Kitchen
Mini Cupcakes specifies the finest ingredients, including Madagascar vanilla, dark Belgium chocolate, and organic fruits to create amazing mini cupcake creations. Combine great cake recipes, such as Key Largo Lime or Chocoholic, with filling recipes, such as banana cream or salted caramel. Add frosting and toppings, such as white chocolate ganache or margarita cream cheese, and you have endless combinations of rich and decadent goodness.
With tips for making, baking, and decorating, this cookbook offers perfect mini cupcakes, from Pretty in Pink and the Diva to Lemon Pie and the Mocha Latte. Part delicious cupcake, part tiny pieces of art, mini cupcakes are the perfect treat to satisfy your cravings or entertain in style.
Leslie Fiet is the owner of Mini's Cupcakes in Salt Lake City, Utah's first bakery specializing in gourmet cupcakes.
Zac Williams is a photographer and videographer specializing in food photography. He is also the author of French Fries and Little Monsters Cookbook. (Goodreads)
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review and I can tell you it is amazing! If you love cupcakes, you will love this book. Everything from chocolate to key lime, you can't help finding oodles of flavors you will want to try. The combination of gourmet ingredients is half baking and half creating art. Visions of salted caramel and Belgian chocolate are dancing in my head as I write this.
There are conversions for ingredients that the average cook may not have on hand (buttermilk, soybean oil) and excellent directions that make creating these masterpieces easy. All the cupcakes were created using a convection oven and a KitchenAid mixer. If you are using a regular oven (me), you will need to adjust your time about five or so minutes. Leslie Fiet does a great job of filling you in at the onset of the book, so there are no surprises.
There is a list of needed ingredients at the beginning of the book to make your life easier when you start to bake. It is very helpful. The pictures are there for most of the cupcakes, so you have something to shoot for. Always a plus! Photographer Zac Williams does an excellent job on the pics, and the cupcakes practically waft goodness off the page.
I am honestly not sure which one is my favorite. Pretty in Pink is one and so is Diva. The rest are just as delicious looking and I can't wait to make some! This book is well worth the read and the baking experience is fun. The price point is also good. 16.99. Excellent!
— Dana Wright