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2.0 out of 5 stars
not what i was expecting, 20 Sep 2010
i recently bought this book after trying several other good cupcake books and was attracted by the bright pictures and pretty details. however, it pains me to say this, because i really wanted to love this book, but i found the recipies far too sweet. i have an extremely severe sweet tooth and i thought the cupcake recipies were far to sickly, even for me!
ive followed each recipie to the letter and at first i thought it was my scales that were possibly causing me to add to much sugar, but no, it was infact the recipie. the cupcakes i baked had a strange crunchy caramalised top to them and i blame that on the amount sugar. each recipie ive tried does exactly the same. i couldnt even bring myself to use a whole box of icing sugar so i followed the hummingbird butter icing recipie for that : ) lol.
very pretty attractive book, far to sweet, stodgey and sickly. however on the plus side i have managed to perfect the primrose style of icing cupcakes and it makes the cupcakes look homemade but still elegant, i much prefer it to piping : )i would recommend buying this simply for the ideas and decorations.