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Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My!by Karen Tack
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The endlessly imaginative duo who turned cupcaking into a national pastime is back, with utterly new, eye-popping creations anyone can make.and#160;Create a race-car cupcake,and#160;a robot cupcake, or ravishing jewelryand#160;cupcakes for a birthday party. Surprise the family withand#160;Chinese takeout dinner cupcakes on April Fool'sand#160;or serve upand#160;a goofy chocolate moose.and#160;Captivate Momand#160;with a bouquet ofand#160; long-stemmed rose cupcakesand#160;and build sand castle cupcakes with the kids. All you need are candies from the corner store and cake mix and canned frosting.and#160;
So whatisnew, Cupcake?
and#8226; Dozens of "EZ" projects that use just a few ingredients--perfect for kids and parties.
and#8226; More pictures, brighter colors, bolder designs.
and#8226; More faux-food creations-- so real you won't believe they're cupcakes!
and#8226; More comical critters and the cutest pets ever!and#8226;and#160;More irresistible party centerpieces to celebrate hobbies, fromand#160;golf to knitting.
and#8226; More spectacular holiday cupcakes: Valentine's, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
You'll end up with cupcakes soand#160;striking that you won't want to eat them — but so delicious you'll have no choice!
Two millions copies later, the New York Times best-selling authors of Hello, Cupcake! and What's New, Cupcake? are back, applying their wacky imagination not just to cupcakes, but to cookies, pies, cakes, and much more.
Step It Up!
rolled wafer cookie
red paper liner
red decorating sugar
white chocolate-coated graham cracker
Witty, one-of-a-kind imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store.
Americaand#8217;s favorite food photography team, responsible for the covers of Americaand#8217;s top magazines, shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces, using a zipper lock bag and common candies and snack items.With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can
and#149; raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kidand#8217;s birthday and#149; plant candy vegetables on Oreo earth cupcakes for a garden party and#149; trot out a line of confectionery and#147;pupcakesand#8221; for a dog fancier and#149; serve sausage and pepperoni pizza cupcakes for April Fooland#8217;s Day and#149; bewitch trick-or-treaters with chilly ghost chocolate cupcakes and#149; create holidays on icing with turkey cupcake place cards, a white cupcake Christmas wreath, and Easter egg cupcakes
No baking skills or fancy pastry equipment is required. Spotting the familiar items in the hundreds of brilliant photos is at least half the fun.
About the Author
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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