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Summer Reading: Cupcakes!

There are loads of books out there dedicated to the lovely cupcake. In fact, it seems like you can barely walk into the cookbook aisle without being bombarded by at least 10 cupcakes smiling back at you (and yes I said smiling, because we all know, cupcakes don't really scowl). And while there are some really fantastic cupcake books to choose from, today I thought I'd tell you about Cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans. Filled with gorgeous photography and perfectly moist and delicious recipes, this book will have you racing to the kitchen to whip up a batch before you can even say paper liner. With easy to follow recipes, the hardest part will be deciding what to bake first! My biggest complaint with the book is that I really wished there was a photograph for each recipe. Some of the techniques seem straightforward, but a picture example would have been great. Also, I should mention that this book has had some mixed customer reviews on Amazon. Seems that a bunch of folks have had problems with the basic chocolate cupcake recipe. However, I've made them several times (as have friends who don't have as much baking experience) and have not experienced that problem. Have any of you tried this book, and if so, have you run into any problems? If you haven't, and you're curious about the recipe, then be sure to check out this one for two-layer Chocolate-Covered Chocolate Cupcakes (with or without mint). I thought they came out wonderfully moist and perfectly sinful. To get the recipe,

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RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 9 years
I LOVE cupcakes. I'm totally buying this book!
pattyxxcore pattyxxcore 9 years
I love this cookbook!! My fave are the chocolate covered hi-hats. omg to die for.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
I always have cupcakes, not a cake, on my birthday. Love them!
Sugar-Lips Sugar-Lips 9 years
duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude these blow my dome. i can't wait to make em!
girlboy girlboy 9 years
these look excellent!
sugarbecky sugarbecky 9 years
I heart cupcakes; nice pic lauren- that was my pic last week!! :)
laurenhalpert laurenhalpert 9 years
These look amazing...thanks for the pictures!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
drool. that's all i can do right now.
dkdc77 dkdc77 9 years
I LOVE this book. I bought it several months back and went through a complete cupcake overdose. They have these fantastic apple-cinnamon ones that are a cross between cupcake and muffin -so incredibly good. What I also love is the variations in here - a lot of different recipes based on some basics. Super simple to follow and the results are always incredible!
naked_american naked_american 9 years
Awesome! I have a friend who got married a couple of weeks ago, and I got her a whole bunch of cupcake stuff (this book included). Crate & Barrel has a lot of cute cupcake accessories for all of you cupcake fanatics out there.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
I am totally craving cupcakes right now!!!
tifygodess24 tifygodess24 9 years
So yummy , im going to get this book. Cupcakes are my fav :)
Karla-Sugar Karla-Sugar 9 years
I cannot resist cupcakes. I also can't resist pictures of cupcakes.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
:DROOL:
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
mmm. these look good! i love the pictures.
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
Oh I'm here tat. thanks for the link to this article. :DROOL: I swear if I was granted three wishes, it would go like this. 1. Wish to have already-baked cupcakes wherever I go. 2. To not gain weight at all from eating all the cupcakes I can now eat. 3. 5 more wishes.
tati33 tati33 9 years
cupcakes! yum!
tati33 tati33 9 years
where is pinkflats?
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
I love cupcakes--and the step-by-step pixs. Thanks, Yum!
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
yay! I love this book! I tend to be too paralyzed by choice to actually bake anything, though, and I end up looking at all the pictures instead
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
yours look so delish!!! omg feeeeed meeee :D
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
omg i love cupcakes. red velvet cupcakes are my weaknesses lol
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