Dede Wilson

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A Baker’s Field Guide to Cupcakes

 

A Baker’s Field Guide to Cupcakes
 (Harvard Common Press)

This is the fourth in the Field Guide series and while the easy-to-use format is largely the same, in this volume you also get basic recipes in the beginning of the book. With these basic cupcakes flavors (white, yellow, chocolate, brownie, pound cake etc.) and basic frostings (fudge, cream cheese, classic confectioner’s sugar as well as Italian meringue and more) you will then be able to make any cupcake in the book. Like all the Field Guides there is a picture of every cupcake and they are arranged by holiday/event beginning with New Year’s Eve and continuing through Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial and Labor Day, Fourth of July, Halloween, all the fall and winter holidays and even Bake Sales and Bridal Showers. Many of the recipes are appropriate – and fun! – to make with children. Try the S’Mores Cupcakes, Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes, Lemon Meringue Cupcakes, Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes and the Hostess with the Mostest Cupcakes.