Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make

Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make


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Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make by Karen Tack, Alan Richardson

Witty, one-of-a-kind, imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store, no baking skills or fancy pastry equipment required. Spotting the familiar items in the hundreds of brilliant photos is at least half the fun.
America's favorite food photography team shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces using a ziplock bag and common candies and snack items. With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can:
• raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kid's birthday
• plant candy vegetables on Oreo earth cupcakes for a garden party
• trot out a line of confectionery "pup cakes" for a dog fancier
• serve spaghetti and meatball cupcakes for April Fool's Day
• bewitch trick-or-treaters with eerie alien cupcakes
• create holidays on icing with a white Christmas cupcake wreath, turkey cupcake place cards, and Easter egg cupcakes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618829255
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/24/2008
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 145,376
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Called “the cake whisperer” by Gourmet, KAREN TACK is a cooking teacher and food stylist. Her work can be seen on the covers of Gourmet, Bon Appétit, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Martha Stewart Living, Parents, Real Simple, Nick Jr., and many others.

Fellow creator ALAN RICHARDSON has photographed dozens of best-selling cookbooks, and his work appears in many leading food and women’s magazines. He is the coauthor of The Breath of a Wok, which won two coveted awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

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Hello, Cupcake! 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 171 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like to decorate cakes or make beautiful and fun desserts, this book is probably the best one I have ever purchased. I love to make birthday cakes as a hobby for friends and family that request them. Directions are easy and the cupcakes are very creative and beautiful. There are a wide variety of cupcake designs for any occasion and will bring a smile to the recipients face. I HIGHLY recommend this - you won't be disappointed!!!
full-o-spirit More than 1 year ago
I have to say that this book is wonderful! I have a beautiful 5 year old granddaughter that went to a party where they were serving "fancy fun cupcakes" and she kept asking when are we going to make some too. Well I had no idea where or how to do this, so I took a quick trip to Barnes & Noble and found this wonderful book! And it truly is wonderful. The instruction is easy and the illustrations are amazing. Now we have a wonderful time choosing a design from the book, running to the store for the goodies, then baking and creating to our hearts content! She was one proud little girl when she presented some of these wonderful cupcakes at her preschool graduation! I highly recommend this book for parents and grandparents wanting to create those special moments.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cookbook is great for beginners and everything is really easy and creative. I wouldnt recommend getting it on the black and white nook though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were a bunch of great, simple and creative ideas to make in this book! I wanted to make them all!! I highly recommend getting this book, but buy the ACTUAL book. I found it confusing to understand in nook form( because the pages were spread out)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely fantastic and a must have for anyone who has children. Karen's creations look so sophisticated and yet are so capable to do at any age. Even my 7 year old likes doing these. My family has now given me the 'dessert' task at all gatherings - and I love it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book and it's amazing! The cupcakes are adorable!!! I would totally reccomend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my Daughter. She loves it! She is a Girl Scout Brownie leader and this book helps her to make wonderful treats for the girls. She and her 8 year old have fun together making the cupcakes in the book. The pictures are great and the instructions are easy to follow.
Life_is_Sweet More than 1 year ago
One of the best cupcake decorating books ever. I received this book as a gift when I started by cupcake decorating business and I absolutely love it. The illustrations are excellent and the directions are very thorough. There are recipes at the back of the book and a list of needed supplies in the front. A must-have for cupcakers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the cutest book! It contains cupcake designs that look so professional and, not to mention ADORABLE. :) I have done quite a few of the designs in the book, and used the frosting and batter mix recipes, and they all turned out great and were very easy to make! This cute little cupcake book is a must have!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who knew you can do this much with cupcakes. These recipes are so simple- don't let the pictures of the outstanding cupcakes fool you- the people who thought of these cool looks and recipes just had an imagination. Must, must buy!
cookiepolly More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my niece who is a great cake and cupcake decorator. It has the most incredible photos with instructions on how to decorate cupcakes. they make it look so easy, She loved the book.
Madsgal More than 1 year ago
This is so amazing. Truly educational too. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best cupcake book ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book
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This is a good book. I made a lot of things with this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it is a good book to look at cupcake desgins for a giant party or something really cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The cutest easiest cupcakes you have evr seen!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. So creative!!!!!!!!! It is better to get the real one though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book with the duck on the front and i love all of the creative ideas. It had like angel food cake in a french fry shape with red icing to look like ketchup. And i think this is a great way to put so much imagination into something a little as a cupcake! I thought that this is a great book to read and i recommend it to anyone who hasn't bought it yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had this book before i got my nook and i loved it !!!!!! I would have never known what you could do with cupcakes! I learned a lot about baking and creativity!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so cute and craetive! Its perfect for all ocasions even holidays! I loved it because you could show your friends your creative baking skillz! Its perfect because everybody could be a part of this creative skill! I just loved this book! I HOPE YOU DO TO! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These cupcakes are sooooooo cute! The recipes work and the cupcakes are easy to make.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago