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What's new, cupcake? : [ingeniously simple designs for every occasion]
Tack, Karen.
Adult Nonfiction TX771 .T322 2010

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From Publishers' Weekly:

The authors of Hello, Cupcake are back, this time with the promise of simpler recipes. Relying on doctored, store-bought cake mixes and the option of canned frostings, recipe time is used primarily for assembling and decorating cupcakes that take the form of animals, food items, and holiday-inspired scenes. The TOC may leave readers guessing recipe selections with chapter names such as "I Thought You Ordered Chocolate Moose" and "The House that Boo Built," but the unconventional names embody the playful spirit of this title. Basic techniques, including filling cupcake liners and frosting cupcakes, are explained, and recipes are formatted into clear, easy-to-understand numbered steps accompanied by full-color photos. Kids and adults alike will find joy in the many artful creations, including a "pizza" supported by cupcakes and topped with fruit "pepperoni"; a banana split with cupcakes in the form of ice cream scoops, and Chinese takeout complete with Tootsie Roll broccoli florets. This is an innovative title that doesn't hold back. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

These two books are aimed at bakers who want to do more with their cupcakes. While both provide batter and frosting recipes beyond vanilla and chocolate as well as fun creations, each is aimed at a slightly different audience. Beery's (Pink Princess Cookbook) book will attract parents and the young girls assisting them. Even a young baker can follow the simple directions to make cupcakes that are imaginatively decorated, e.g., Tiara Princess and Glass Slipper. Beery writes as a mom sharing her recipes and baking tips. The backgrounds of food stylist Tack and food photographer Richardson (coauthors of the best-selling Hello, Cupcake!) show in their cupcakes, which are meant for a broader audience and destined to impress. The decorations-gracing cupcakes like Chinese Take Out and Shuttle Cocks-are more complex than Beery's and not for the beginner. Verdict Both books bring a welcome challenge to any baker who wants to jazz up their repertoire. Expect demand for Tack and Richardson's book (for which they're doing a ten-city tour), but have Beery's on hand for parents and daughters for whom the other recipes might be too challenging.-Ginny Wolter, Toledo-Lucas Cty. P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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