Cupcakes from the Cake Mix Doctor

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Workman Publishing, 2004 - Cooking - 374 pages
17 Reviews
The cupcake is America’s darling. It’s celebrated in upscale bakeries, on Sex in the City, on the cover of Gourmet, and in thou-sands of classrooms—where every day, it seems, a parent has sent in a batch for the kids to share. The very word conjures up whimsy, coziness, pleasure, nostalgia. Not to mention the fact that their diminutive size means you can eat a lot of them.

Once upon a time, a family had only two recipes for cupcakes—chocolate and vanilla. Not anymore. Now Anne Byrn brings them to the next level. And who better? Recognized as the master of cake-mix baking, Anne is the author of The Cake Mix Doctor and Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor, which have a total of over 1.8 million copies in print. In Cupcakes she offers 135 tempting recipes for children and grown-ups, for special days and everyday, lunch bags, holiday festivities, and an unexpected dinner party dessert.

You’ll never believe these artful little cakes started with a mix. Coconut Snowballs, Jelly Doughnut Cupcakes, Kiss Me Cakes, Warm Chocolate Cupcakes with Molten Centers, Red Velvet Cupcakes with White Chocolate Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting. There are surprising additions (tuck a chocolate kiss orpiece of cookie dough into the batter). Creative toppings and easy from-scratch frostings (whipped cream spiked with Kahlua; miniature M&Ms; a creamy malted frosting with crushed malted milk balls).Terrific decorating ideas, from glittering golden dragees or elegant chocolate curls to yellow peeps for an Easter cupcake or—for Groundhog’s Day—a groundhog’s face made out of chocolate frosting and jimmies. Includes a 16-page full-color opening essay.
  

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Other than that, great recipes and tips. - Goodreads
Great frosting recipes. - Goodreads
They should have added better pictures into this book. - Goodreads
Lots of recipes, both basic and more exotic. - Goodreads

Review: Cupcakes!: From the Cake Mix Doctor

User Review  - Lucy - Goodreads

I'd give this a 5 star rating, except it lacks color photos. Other than that, great recipes and tips. Read full review

Review: Cupcakes!: From the Cake Mix Doctor

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

I purchased this book because I had so enjoyed my copies of "The Cake Mix Doctor" and "Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor." However, it did not live up to my expectations. I think my main issue is ... Read full review

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Contents

Great Things Come in Small Packages
1
Cupcakes 101
4
Cupcakes with Class
22
Cupcakes for Kids
94
Celebration Cupcakes
170
Breakfast Cupcakes
220
Cupcake Cousins
272
Cupcake Creations
296
Frostings and Glazes
316
Conversion Table
358
Index
359
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Anne Byrn is a national-award-winning food writer who has appeared as the Cake Mix Doctor on "Good Morning America", "Later Today", "All Things Considered", "QVC" (regularly), and over 75 other TV and radio programs. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.

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