Synopses & Reviews
A giant collection of cupcakes from the classic to the contemporary
What could be better than a cupcake? How about 150 cupcakes? In this new cupcake compendium from Better Homes and Gardens, you'll find tons of creative recipes and decorations for everyone's favorite little treat. From traditional cupcakes to fancy new ideas, you'll find a cupcake here for any and every occasion, from tried-and-true favorites to creatively decorated designs for celebrations and holidays. Beautiful full-color photos accompany every recipe while an entire section on cupcake basics covers simple recipes, converting cakes to cupcakes, and cupcake decorating tools and techniques.
- Includes 150 diverse and delightful cupcake recipes
- 200 beautiful full-color photographs offer plenty of inspiration and how-to instructions
- Features fun and informative tips and sidebars throughout
- Covers special occasion cupcakes for birthdays, showers, holidays, and more
For anyone who loves cupcakes, this delicious cupcake cookbook offers tasty treats for any and every occasion.
and#8220;Pages and pages of nothing but cheese balls. No doubt this terrific book is just rolling off the shelf.and#8221;
"Buffardi transforms the tired cheese ball into a versatile make-ahead appetizer. Fun party food for the entertainer with a sense of humor."
"... Cohen's easy-to-follow instruction make the treats easy to master. With so many varieties, even the most dedicated coconut-haters will enjoy getting to know this otherwise underappreciated delectable."
-- Shelf Awareness
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. and#160; 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: and#8226; raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kid's birthday
and#8226; plant candy vegetables on Oreo earth cupcakes for a garden party
and#8226; trot out a line of confectionery "pup cakes" for a dog fancier
and#8226; serve spaghetti and meatball cupcakes for April Fool's Day
and#8226; bewitch trick-or-treaters with eerie alien cupcakes
and#8226; create holidays on icing with a white Christmas cupcake wreath, turkey cupcake place cards, and Easter egg cupcakes
America's favorite food photography team, responsible for the covers of America's top magazines, shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces, using a zipper lock bag and common candies and snack items. No baking skills or fancy pastry equipment is required. Houghton Mifflin
turned a nation into millions of inspired cupcake artists and launched an international craze. Now the cupcake couple who started it all returns, with projects that are more hilarious, more spectacular, more awe-inspiring and
even easier than ever.
But they don't stop at cupcakes. Cookies, pound cakes, pie dough, cheesecakes, bar cookies, Jell-O: no store-bought sweet treat is safe from their ingenuity and word play. There's something for everybody in this book, and every single item you need can be found in the neighborhood supermarket or convenience store.
Playing with your food has never been so contagious.
The first cookbook to bring cheese balls back into style -- with contemporary flavor combinations and adorable designs too
Remember the nut-covered, pink-colored cheese balls served at grandmaand#8217;s house for the holidays? Well, these are not your grandmaand#8217;s cheese balls. Updated for contemporary tastes, Michelle Buffardiand#8217;s cheese balls come in both savory and sweet flavors, like cheddar, blue cheese, and Buffalo wing sauce, or Bing cherry, rum, and pecan. And cheese balls are just part of the story. Many of the recipes, photographed in gorgeous full color, are in adorable shapes for all kinds of occasions, such as an Easter egg, Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas ornament, or a football for a Super Bowl party. Other designs are just plain fun, like the Nacho Cat, a Wise and Cheesy Owl, or one that looks like a pizza fresh from the oven. There is so much interest in bringing old-fashioned foods back into style, and this is no exception. Perfect for food lovers with crafty flair or anyone who loves to entertain, this book, with more thanand#160;fifty inventive recipes and designs, is sure to be turned to again and again.
A cupcake cornucopia with delightful treats, from satisfying classics to inventive, new ideas.
Coconut macaroons updated for a new generation with flavors like Red Velvet, Salted Caramel, and more.
Despite perennial interest in French macarons, as well as other unique dessert subjects like cake pops and whoopie pies, this is the first book that celebrates traditional macaroons. But these are nothing like the old-fashioned macaroons you may remember. Famous for his flavors of Danny Macaroons like salted caramel, Baileys, and red velvet, Dan Cohen offersand#160;macaroons for a new generation with nostalgic appeal for people who grew up on them. This unique cookbook is sure to delight anyone who loves to bake, butand#160;one special thing about macaroons is that theyand#8217;re naturally gluten-free, made mostly with shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and egg whites,and#160;plus whatever flavors you can imagine. This is great news to people who can no longer eat many desserts like cookies, cakes, and pies. Almost all of theand#160;fifty recipes are shown in beautiful photographs, and though making macaroons can hardly be any easier, there are step-by-step technique photos for first-timers.
About the Author
Called and#8220;the cake whispererand#8221; by Gourmet, KAREN TACK is a cooking teacher and food stylist. Her work can be seen on the covers of Gourmet, Bon Appand#233;tit, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Womanand#8217;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.