Buttercream Dreams: Small Cakes, Big Scoops, and Sweet Treats

Buttercream Dreams: Small Cakes, Big Scoops, and Sweet Treats

by Jeff Martin


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Maybe a cupcake will help? That's the slogan of one of the nation's most popular sweet spots, Smallcakes. Here are thirty of the best, fun, and easiest recipes for iced cupcakes, ice creams, and sweet treats from this fast growing company.

More than just a super cookbook, this is the story of how Jeff Martin created the wildly popular and fast-growing Smallcakes franchise. He shares his experiences on starting his business and coming up with some of his very first signature cupcake flavors like Cookies-n-Cream. He appeared on the Food Network's reality show called Cupcake Wars and famously became the guy who forgot the pumpkin in a pumpkin cupcake challenge. That popular recipe for a Pumpkin Cupcake with Cardamon buttercream is among the recipes in this book. He also introduces some of his creative new flavors like Peanut Butter Pretzel and French Toast with Bacon. Since they are a family owned company, he also includes his kid's favorite flavors. His son Jax loves bubble gum so they created a Bubblegum Cupcake. His daughter Lily is a very crazy kid, so she asked her dad to come up with some crazy flavors like Orange Creamsicle and Caramel Pecan Carrot Cake. This is not just another cupcake book, it also contains recipes for ice cream and other confections offered now at Smallcakes locations such as Jeff's recipes for their famous Nutella Wella Ice cream, Mama's Chocolate Fudge, and Smallcakes Crazy Monster Cookies. These are thirty recipes to make and enjoy with the whole family, along with 35 color photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449468095
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,036,669
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Jeff Martin is founder of the wildly popular franchise Smallcakes. Inspired by his grandmother, Jeff traded his career as a chef and decided to follow his passion for baking and opened the first Smallcakes in 2008. Since opening, Smallcakes has grown into a national brand, opening locations in fifteen states and growing the brand Internationally. Smallcakes also ships its popular “Cupcake In A Jar” nationwide and offers over 100 different flavors. Jeff and his cupcakes have been featured on the Food Networks Cupcake Wars several times, and the hit daytime tv show The View. USA Today put Smallcakes in the Top 10 places to grab a cupcake in the United States. They are based in Olathe, Kansas.

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Buttercream Dreams: Small Cakes, Big Scoops, and Sweet Treats 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Buttercream Dreams - Small Cakes, Big Scoops and Sweet Treats Photographer: Jenny Wheat Author: Jeff Martin Published: 5-5-15 Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Pages: 96 Genre: Food & Wine Sub Genre: Cookbooks; Baking; Cakes ISBN: 9781449468095 ASIN: B00OSTXCTO Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Buttercream Dreams tells the story of Jeff Martin, his love of his family, his infamous appearance on Cupcake Wars and his realization of his dream his Small Cakes business from owner operated to the franchise it is today. All of which he credits to the love and support of his wife and family. The recipes include some of the cupcakes offered at his bakeries, Ice Cream and an sweet treat or two. I've tried the Red Velvet Cake Cupcake which turned out moist and flavorful. I can't wait to try the Red Velvet Ice Cream. Unfortunately my Lemon Cupcakes were more like mini pound cakes, but they tasted great. I was not crazy about having to travel over sixty miles to a town large enough to carry a few of the ingredients, but the results made it worth it. The instructions are clearly written and are easy to follow. If you have been to Small Cakes and enjoyed them then you will find Buttercream Dreams - Small Cakes, Big Scoops and Sweet Treats a must have for your kitchen library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago