Publication Date: April 2005
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What's short and sweet and cute as a button? Cupcakes And everyone loves 'em Trusted favorites at picnics, potlucks, and bake sales, cupcakes go equally well at relaxed and informal gatherings or at elegant parties. Here are 50 scrumptious ways to bring smiles and those nostalgic memories back faster than a kid can lick the batter off a beater. Try a Cinnamon Sugar Puff Cupcakethey go from mixing bowl to oven to one happy taker in less than an hour. Who needs a peanut butter cup when there's a peanut butter cupcake in the house? Ethereal Lemon Angel Cupcakes soar even higher when served with some fresh seasonal fruit. With tips and techniques for perfect cupcake-making, basic "head-start" recipes, and gorgeous photographs, it's time to get out the baking pans and join the cupcake craze. These diminutive cakes may be small but they stand tall in the world of sweets.
About the AuthorElinor Klivans' articles have appeared in Bon AppEtit, Eating Well, Fine Cooking, and the Washington Post, among others. She is the author of several cookbooks, including Cupcakes! and Big Fat Cookies. She lives in Camden, Maine.
Melissa Leapman is widely-published sweater designer whose patterns have been featured in a variety of premiere needlework publications. The author of numerous books on crochet, Leapman lives in New York City.