The Cupcake Diaries: Recipes and Memories from the Sisters of Georgetown Cupcake

The Cupcake Diaries: Recipes and Memories from the Sisters of Georgetown Cupcake

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by Katherine Kallinis Berman, Sophie Kallinis Lamontagne
     
 

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In this delectable cookbook and memoir, sisters and stars of the hit TLC series DC Cupcakes inspire readers with their recipe for success: equal parts determination, smarts, and the belief that if you do what you love, you can’t fail.

When sisters Katherine Kallinis and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne took a leap of faith and quit their secure jobs

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In this delectable cookbook and memoir, sisters and stars of the hit TLC series DC Cupcakes inspire readers with their recipe for success: equal parts determination, smarts, and the belief that if you do what you love, you can’t fail.

When sisters Katherine Kallinis and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne took a leap of faith and quit their secure jobs in fashion and finance to open a small cupcakery together, they knew they were risking it all. But from when they were little, their Greek grandmother Babee instilled in them a love of baking and the fire to follow their dreams. From the moment they opened the doors to Georgetown Cupcake, crowds have been clamoring for their sweet, wholesome treats; they sell as many as 10,000 cupcakes a day. And for two seasons, fans have been following their escapades—including making a giant bra, a slot machine, and a wedding gown out of cupcakes—on the hit TLC series DC Cupcakes.

Georgetown Cupcake’s meteoric rise is the realization of a dream rooted in the special bond that Sophie and Katherine formed with each other from childhood. The Cupcake Diaries is a tribute to that bond, the memories they share, and the important lessons they learned, both about baking and about life. The book follows the sisters’ personal journey that started in their grandmother’s kitchen years ago. They reveal secrets of their business success and include over thirty delicious recipes, including their bestselling Red Velvet cupcake and their grandmother’s delicious Greek Easter bread. The Cupcake Diaries celebrates what it takes—luck, courage, family support, and determination—to go from dreaming to doing.

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Frank Bruni
“I can’t say enough good things about this cupcakery....These cupcakes beat Magnolia Bakery’s by miles and miles.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062090607
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
169,915
Product dimensions:
8.36(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.93(d)

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Frank Bruni
“I can’t say enough good things about this cupcakery....These cupcakes beat Magnolia Bakery’s by miles and miles.”

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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The Cupcake Diaries: Recipes and Memories from the Sisters of Georgetown Cupcake 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and the recipes are great and they teach you how to do the signuture swirl perfectly! I recommend this book because i loved it!!!!!!!!!
NOVA94 More than 1 year ago
I honestly read this whole book in one sitting I just couldn't put it down. The stories are touching the photographs are beautiful and the recipes are scrumptious. To anyone who has ever been to Georgetown Cupcake you must get this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I live this book ithas great recipies and awsome turn outs its easy! 5 stars by far! And on the nook its cheaper compared to the ones at ither stores. Two words GET IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recomend this book. I enjoy recipe after recipe of yummy cupcakes and wonderful stories of there lives.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
The Cupcake Diaries is the recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; and LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WATCH THE SHOW!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book!!!!! This seems like you are with them doing their experiences and adventures. This book will not dissapoint you. You must read or you will miss out on a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute stories and many recipes including seasonal flavors and other recipes that are close to them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow cool
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I love the book.But the measureing is a little off i imspect alot of food. But i have to say 5 STARS BY FAR!
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This book had great baking advice and recipes! I made the caramel apple cupcakes for Thanksgiving and they were a hit! You would not believe how many people told me that I should open my own bakery!
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Not what I expect neither the show. Too bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yum!