The Butch Bakery Cookbook

The Butch Bakery Cookbook


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The Butch Bakery Cookbook by David Arrick, Janice Kollar

This is not your mother's cupcake cookbook

The Butch Bakery does cupcakes like nobody else. You can forget the pretty sparkles and the flowers on top, forget the pastel cupcakes for Easter or Halloween. These aren't cupcakes for little kids, but grown-up cupcakes full of contemporary, inventive flavors—like bacon, whiskey, coffee, and cayenne pepper.

The Butch Bakery Cookbook offers cupcakes for the twenty-first century—like a cupcake imbued with two different liqueurs or a devil's food cake made truly diabolical with a dose of chili powder. These are serious sweets. They're delightfully different and dangerously delicious.

  • Author David Arrick has received tremendous media coverage since opening Butch Bakery
  • Perfect for dessert or cupcake lovers who are tired of the same old vanilla or chocolate cake with icing on top

For anyone who wants a dessert that breaks the mold and challenges the taste buds with modern flavors and inspired ingredients, The Butch Bakery Cookbook delivers the goods—seriously.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470930885
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

DAVID ARRICK is a former actor, personal trainer, and lawyer. He left Wall Street to found Butch Bakery in 2009. The company's website is

JANICE KOLLAR was the owner of Kollar Cookies in New York for more than twelve years. The Food Network recently named her Classic Four Layer Chocolate Cake the best cake in the country.

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CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
The dictionary defines "butch" as "manlike or masculine in appearance or behavior, typically aggressively or ostentatiously so." So while other cupcakes are covered with pink sprinkles and what-not, The Butch Bakery Cookbook shows you how to make cupcakes that the man in your life will love... If he's man enough. The author, David Arrick is a former personal trainer and lawyer who felt the call to cook, but didn't want to make the typical pink frosted cupcakes, so he came up with an idea that would appeal to masculine tastes. The handsomely photographed and cleanly-designed cookbook starts off with a "Dessert for Dudes" introduction that walks guys through the tools, techniques, and all the manly ingredients they'll need to create these masterpieces of machismo. Chapters are broken down by themes men can relate to, such as, Working, Touchdown, Barbecue Season, and Couples Night Out. Each chapter of The Butch Bakery Cookbook includes several cleverly-named recipes, with often outrageous and imaginative ingredients -- including a wide variety of spirits. The cupcakes are sophisticated, and often topped with his trademark chocolate disks, with patterns like plaids, wood grain, and houndstooth (the book explains in detail how to make your own disks). The "B-52," is a Kahlua-soaked yellow cake topped with Bailey's buttercream and a colorful camouflauge disk. I know my husband would love the Kick-Off, a moist carrot-pineapple cupcake, with vanilla "spiked" cream cheese frosting. The apple-pie-themed Sweet Mama is a delicious show-stopper. And, the Camp Out cupcake is a graham cracker and vanilla-cinnamon cupcake, swirled with milk chocolate, and topped with marshmallow that's been toasted, almost like a creme brulee. Mr. Arrick has come up with an excellent concept and has done an inspiring job in creating and branding his specialties and I'm glad I now have a chance to make the treats from The Butch Bakery, since I don't live in New York!