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National Cupcake Week - Art you can eat!

Tuesday 18 September 2012
This week is National Cupcake Week which is the prefect excuse to indulge in some cupcake baking, decorating and eating. 

I was recently sent a copy of this book to review:

You can purchase this brilliant book here.  The book perfect for both beginners and experienced bakers alike.  It contains a collection of over 30 fun cupcake projects to bake at home, featuring modelled sugarpaste characters and designs.  The instructions are really easy to follow and the cupcakes are perfect for children's parties, rainy days or school cake sales.  There are also delicious recipes with comprehensive instructions and clever tips to help give your cupcakes a professional look.  You can learn some cake decorating techniques, including piping buttercream and creating character features with sugarpaste and fondant.

There are instructions to create fun cupcake designs from barnyard animals, nurses and firemen, pirates, mermaids and space aliens.  There are also various cupcake recipes included in the book such as Banana and Macadamia, Blueberry and Almond, Chocolate Brownie, Double Chocolate and the classic favourite Vanilla with many flavour variations.

If you're hunting for a cupcake book for decoration ideas, this is the book for you! It contains loads of cute and fun ideas that you don't need to be an expert to make yourself.  The decorating ideas, fab photos and comprehensive instructions mean that your creations can end up looking just like those in the book with little effort and stress.     Here's some cupcakes that we baked and decorated in one afternoon:

party cupcakes kids birthday animals sugarpaste flowers

If you need more inspiration check out this fab new website:

1 comment:

  1. Hi there, this looks like just the book that I'm looking for to give to my wife!


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