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Sweet Celebrations: Our Favorite Cupcake Recipes, Memories, and Decorating Secrets That Add Sparkle to Any Occasionby Katherine Kallinis Berman
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Celebrate with cupcakes!
Birthdays, cocktail parties, weddings, bridal showers, picnics, or low-key get-togethers with your friends—all occasions should be topped off with a cupcake! In this delectable book, sisters and stars of the hit TLC series DC Cupcakes Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne serve up more than fifty recipes for every celebratory occasion.
Including step-by-step cupcake decorating instructions with photos, guides for cupcake table presentations, and tips for throwing the best parties, Sweet Celebrations is the perfect cookbook for the home baker and entertainer looking to wow friends and family. Katherine and Sophie go above and beyond the ordinary cupcake call of duty with innovative recipes, including frozen cupcake pops for summer picnics, baby blue and pink "gender reveal" cupcakes for baby showers, and recipes for non-cupcake treats such as their grandmother's Greek butter cookies and their all-time favorite milk shakes.
Katherine and Sophie also share charming personal memories of holidays and special events while giving readers the tools to plan their next cupcake-filled special occasion!
"Sisters, owners of Georgetown Cupcake, stars of TLC's DC Cupcake, and authors, Berman and LaMontagne hit the cookbook pages again (their previous title is The Cupcake Diaries), presenting a selection of their bakery's famed cupcake recipes as well as essays about their childhood, Greek heritage, and family, and rites of passage, including their weddings. Writings are tied to recipes, and an upbeat, friendly tone permeates the title. Chapters are broken down into 'Life Celebrations,' 'Holidays,' 'Everyday Parties,' 'Outdoor Get-Togethers,' and 'DC Cupcakes' Biggest Bashes, making readers privy to behind-the-scenes info on the TV show. Entertaining tips — such as how to use a backward time line to plan for a holiday meal and how to set a proper table are interspersed, as well as Sister's Secret tip boxes, covering everything from setting up a happy birthday cupcake bar to using edible flowers. Recipes include a range of special occasion cupcakes — Tie-Dye Monster cupcakes for Halloween, and cotton candy cupcakes topped with cotton candy-stuffed fondant pillows for sleepovers — other sweets, such as Georgetown cupcake chocolate peppermint bark and Katherine's Passover macaroons, as well as savory tea sandwiches (cucumber and cream cheese). The sisters also pay homage to their Greek background with recipes for Tiganites (sweet pancake medallions), Greek Vasilopita (New Year's cake), and 'Babee's Greek Walnut Spice Cupcakes,' a recipe from their grandmother." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne are the stars of the hit series DC Cupcakes on TVs The Learning Channel (TLC), as well as authors of the scrumptious national bestseller The Cupcake Diaries. Now theyre back with Sweet Celebrations, a second helping of delectable cupcake recipes and decorating tips for every special occasion, including birthdays, cocktail parties, weddings, bridal showers, pool parties and more. A cupcake cookbook chock-full of wonderfully inventive dessert ideas for enthusiastic home bakers—including frozen cupcake pops for summer picnics and blue and pink “reveal” cupcakes for baby showers—Sweet Celebrations is a treasure trove of absolutely delicious recipes, offering many reasons why stars and celebrities—from Martha Stewart to actor Russell Crowe to musician Stevie Wonder—cant get enough of the sisters incomparable sweets!
About the Author
Katherine Kallinis and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne are the stars of TLCs DC Cupcakes. They opened Georgetown Cupcake on Valentines Day 2008, and since then their cupcakes have won numerous awards and high praise from the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart. Katherines favorite flavor is a toss-up between Peanut Butter Fudge and Salted Caramel and Sophies favorite flavor is Chocolate Hazelnut.
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