Sweet Celebrations: Our Favorite Cupcake Recipes, Memories, and Decorating Secrets That Add Sparkle to Any Occasion
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Sweet Celebrations: Our Favorite Cupcake Recipes, Memories, and Decorating Secrets That Add Sparkle to Any Occasion

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by Katherine Kallinis Berman
     
 

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Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne are the stars of the hit series DC Cupcakes on TV’s The Learning Channel (TLC), as well as authors of the scrumptious national bestseller The Cupcake Diaries. Now they’re back with Sweet Celebrations, a second helping of delectable cupcake recipes and decorating tips for every

Overview

Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne are the stars of the hit series DC Cupcakes on TV’s The Learning Channel (TLC), as well as authors of the scrumptious national bestseller The Cupcake Diaries. Now they’re back with Sweet Celebrations, a second helping of delectable cupcake recipes and decorating tips for every special occasion, including birthdays, cocktail parties, weddings, bridal showers, pool parties and more. A cupcake cookbook chock-full of wonderfully inventive dessert ideas for enthusiastic home bakers—including frozen cupcake pops for summer picnics and blue and pink “reveal” cupcakes for baby showers—Sweet Celebrations is a treasure trove of absolutely delicious recipes, offering many reasons why  stars and celebrities—from Martha Stewart to actor Russell Crowe to musician Stevie Wonder—can’t get enough of the sisters’ incomparable sweets!

Editorial Reviews

It's been less than five years since sisters Katherine Kallinis and Sophie Kallinis (now Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne) opened their first Georgetown Cupcake in a petite, small-framed house. From that first unexpected success, the sisters leapt to other triumphs: a best-selling book (The Cupcake Diaries) and a hit TV show (DC Cupcakes, now in its third TLC season). The second volume of their Cupcake Diaries series delivers batch after batch of sweet confections for special occasions and, let's admit, sheer self-indulgence. Why be guilty? It is a pleasure.

Publishers Weekly
Sisters, owners of Georgetown Cupcake, stars of TLC’s DC Cupcake, and authors, Berman and LaMontagne hit the cookbook pages again (their previous title is The Cupcake Diaries), presenting a selection of their bakery’s famed cupcake recipes as well as essays about their childhood, Greek heritage, and family, and rites of passage, including their weddings. Writings are tied to recipes, and an upbeat, friendly tone permeates the title. Chapters are broken down into “Life Celebrations,” “Holidays,” “Everyday Parties,” “Outdoor Get-Togethers,” and “DC Cupcakes’ Biggest Bashes, making readers privy to behind-the-scenes info on the TV show. Entertaining tips—such as how to use a backward time line to plan for a holiday meal and how to set a proper table are interspersed, as well as Sister’s Secret tip boxes, covering everything from setting up a happy birthday cupcake bar to using edible flowers. Recipes include a range of special occasion cupcakes—Tie-Dye Monster cupcakes for Halloween, and cotton candy cupcakes topped with cotton candy-stuffed fondant pillows for sleepovers—other sweets, such as Georgetown cupcake chocolate peppermint bark and Katherine’s Passover macaroons, as well as savory tea sandwiches (cucumber and cream cheese). The sisters also pay homage to their Greek background with recipes for Tiganites (sweet pancake medallions), Greek Vasilopita (New Year’s cake), and “Babee’s Greek Walnut Spice Cupcakes,” a recipe from their grandmother. (Dec.)
USA Today
“There’s a reason people stand in line for hours at their favorite cupcake shops. But why bother, when you can learn the sisters’ secrets to baking and decorating cupcakes (and other goodies) just like the pros?”
Better Homes & Gardens
Praise for Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne:“Moist, tasty, and expertly iced, the popular cupcake creations of sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne of Georgetown Cupcake are baked works of art.”
Sharon Stacks
“Katherine and Sophie make masterpieces in the kitchen, creating cupcake works of art that are not only beautiful, but over-the-top delicious. I always try to incorporate them into all my events. Their cupcakes are unique and deliciously divine!”
Frank Bruni
“I can’t say enough good things about this cupcakery.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062210364
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/09/2012
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
251,853
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

KATHERINE KALLINIS BERMAN and SOPHIE KALLINIS LAMONTAGNE are the bestselling authors of The Cupcake Diaries, stars of the TLC hit series DC Cupcakes, and owners of Georgetown Cupcake. Katherine and Sophie and their staff now bake over 20,000 cupcakes each day and ship their cupcakes all over the country. Their cupcakes have been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, People, InStyle, and Food & Wine and on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Martha Stewart Show.

KATHERINE KALLINIS BERMAN and SOPHIE KALLINIS LAMONTAGNE are the bestselling authors of The Cupcake Diaries, stars of the TLC hit series DC Cupcakes, and owners of Georgetown Cupcake. Katherine and Sophie and their staff now bake over 20,000 cupcakes each day and ship their cupcakes all over the country. Their cupcakes have been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, People, InStyle, and Food & Wine and on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Martha Stewart Show.

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Sweet Celebrations: Our Favorite Cupcake Recipes, Memories, and Decorating Secrets That Add Sparkle to Any Occasion 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a gift for my niece who has taken up cake decorating. I gave it to her for Christmas along with a cupcake carrier she wanted. She was very excited to get it and was already looking through it for ideas!
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Excellent recipes and valuable tips. Nice presentation, great value!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The girls did it again, Great book, lots of great stories, and delicious recipes.