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Eat Me!: The Stupendous, Self-Raising World of Cupcakes and Bakes According to Cookie Girl [Hardcover]

Xanthe Milton
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Book Description

4 Mar 2010

Cupcakes are incredibly fashionable - they are easy to make and customise, stunning to look at and have become ubiquitous at A-list parties.

Cookie Girl's unique and delectable creations have become hugely popular. All the glamour of Bollywood, the sophistication of cocktail hour and the pure sensual indulgence of puds are explored in her fantastic recipes. Delectable Pina colada, Margarita and Cosmopolitan cakes; cupcakes inspired by classic desserts like Banoffee Pie and Tiramisu; and cakes and cookies for every occasion throughout the year - Christmas Pudding cupcakes, Easter nest cakes and Valentine's Day Lavender Heart cookies.

Cookie Girl makes baking sexy! With 80 recipes and lush design and photography, you'll be licking buttercream off your fingers for a long time to come...

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (4 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091925118
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091925116
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 16.8 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I'm in love with Cookie Girl and it's making me ill!" (Russell Brand)

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Cookies and cupcakes are for grown-ups too - welcome to the wonderful world of Cookie Girl...

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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy Me! 15 Mar 2010
After seeing Xanthe Milton demonstrate her BeetRose cupcakes on TV, I rushed to the laptop and purchased this book straight-away.

The first thing I have to comment on is how beautiful this book looks, from the shocking pink cover to the photos inside (including 'Cookie Girl' dressed in various guises: Red Riding Hood, Alice, Snow White); it's a real piece of eye-candy. The cakes and biscuits look both delicious and tempting and will have you heading towards the kitchen in no time.

The second thing are the recipes. The book is divided into seasons and finishes with a Parties section. You think you've seen every flavour of cupcake until you pick up this book; it's filled with original creations such as French Toast cupcakes, Jack Daniels cupcakes and 99 Cones with Flakes. The recipes are clear and concise and with a section dedicated to Baking Basics at the front of this book, even the most novice of baker can confidently make these gorgeous treats. Most importantly of all, the recipes work! Sounds stupid, but I purchased the Hummingbird Bakery book and the recipes obviously hadn't been tested in a domestic oven or the quanitites were just scaled down from their commercial recipes, they just didn't translate well for the home cook. Xanthe Milton has obviously pain-stakingly made sure that these recipes work and they do,they are completely achievable.

Overall this book has been a real delight. I have tried some of the recipes and they were not only a joy to make (the smells wafting threw the house certainly had my husband wandering into the kitchen to investigate!) but they were so well received by my friends and family.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book, fabulous recipes! 19 Mar 2010
By Nicola F (Nic) TOP 500 REVIEWER
I was so excited when this book arrived- like the other reviewer, having seen Xanthe on TV and being impressed by her 'beetrose cupcakes' I could hardly wait to try some of her ideas out in my own kitchen and had high hopes that this book would be a hit in my house.

This book has most certainly exceeded all my expectations and is what a cupcake cookbook should be (try saying that really fast!). Until now I've been fairly used to struggling (somewhat) with the Hummingbird Bakery book, which has somewhat wonky measurements, despite the overall results being fairly impressive- but I'm pleased to report that the 'Eat Me' recipes that I've tried so far have all turned out *perfectly.* They actually make me look like an acomplished baker, despite my inaptitude with the general cake decorating overall!

My favourite? It's a hard choice between the beetrose cupcakes (wonderfully inventive and just so pretty, despite my icing disaster) and the blueberry clouds, which are just so deliciously moreish.

The instructions are all easy to follow and there's scrumptious, beautiful pictures throughout to demonstrate the end result, not to mention charming, whimsical depictions of Xanthe's childhood and where her love of baking stems from. The pages just ooze girlish sophistication and are split into 'seasons' with cakes and cookies for every occaision from christmas to halloween- but never fear, it isn't too gimmicky, it just comes across as well thought out and charming.

I think this would make a really wonderful present for a friend, mum, sister or auntie that has an interest in dabbling in the kitchen, or even for a novice baker who would like somewhere simple and pretty to start.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eat Me! 16 Mar 2010
This is the most fabulous book of baking! With so many cupcake or cookie recipes the proportions don't actually work, the finished result bears no resemblance to the photo you're staring at in bemusment and the taste is either over sweet or under developed! These recipes are so easy to follow, rewarded by the most gorgeous results and the joie de vivre in the writing is such that you know Cookie Girl loves what she does. So I'd say buy and then buy another for a friend. Nothing says love more than this type of sugar!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous cakes, quantities not accurate 3 April 2010
I bought this book when it first came out and couldn't wait to get started, the recipes are very innovative with lots of creative recipes I haven't seen before from other cupcake recipes; such as Jack Daniel's and Pina Colada cupcakes!! I made the French toast cupcakes which were absolutely wonderful but the quantities were overstated and they overflowed a little, also for the icing I thought again the quantities were a bit much so instead followed the quantities from the hummingbird bakery book which I feel gave a better result. Also, tried the easter cupcakes where again the quantities were wrong and I in fact made almost double of the initial 12, and again the icing needed tweaking(340g of butter seemed excessive I would suggest using between 50-100g instead.
Overall if you love baking cakes I would definitely recommend this book, just be prepared to trial and error with the ingredients.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Style over substance 24 Mar 2011
By Ellebee
I was very excited about starting the recipes in this book as they all looked amazing. However, I made the vanilla cupcakes last night and the quantity is way off! Even after I had made the batter I could tell it wasn't going to fill 12 muffin cases - I just about got 8. The icing was far too thick to pipe as well. I'm hoping this was a one off but the book seems to me more focussed on looking good than ensuring accuracy in the recipes. I wonder how many people who posted glowing, 5 star reviews have actually made anything from the book or were just blinded by how it looks?? This is the first cookbook I've bought (and I have a lot!) that I've been so disappointed with.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic cupcakes recipes
A really good cookbook, with some delicious recipes inside ... the cupcake recipes, such as lemon and elderflower are great!
Published 2 months ago by Sarah Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book
I love this book, it's unique and interesting to look at before we even consider the recipes. There is a wide variety of recipes for cupcakes a lot of which I have never even seen... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Supermish
4.0 out of 5 stars Like it
Really nice book, i did one recipe (cupcake bounty) so far but the proportion was fine and the result really good. Read more
Published 13 months ago by celtrouillet
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!
This book was mentioned on a social networking site and, being the curious creature that I am, I just had to order it straight away! I am so glad that I did. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Caroline
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Recipes However ......
I have just discovered the joys of making cupcakes and bought this book having watched CookieGirl doing a demo' on Utube. Read more
Published 22 months ago by H. Anderton
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and unique recipes
The recipes in this book are divided into the four seasons, plus a 'Parties' section including alcoholic cupcakes such as the Pina Colada (scrummy), Margarita, White Russian and... Read more
Published 23 months ago by beccalikesbooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Book!
I love, love, love this book! I have tried many recipes from this book and they all taste fab. One of them- the chocolate orange cookies is a bit problematic as I can't seem to get... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Jess
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious!
This book is absolutely amazing! Very easy to follow and the cakes it produces (even in my dodgy oven) are amaaaazing! Truly scrumptious cupcakes (and cookies)!
Published on 6 Jun 2012 by Anni
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
This book is the most opened in our house at the moment and the recipes are easy to follow and with very tasty and beautiful results.
Published on 7 Feb 2012 by Tina
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational as well as recipes that work
The recipes in Eat Me are mostly cupcakes, quite elaborately decorated cupcakes. I have spent hours just flicking through this book wondering which ones to make next. Read more
Published on 10 Dec 2011 by J. Willis
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