Cupcake Magic Hardcover – 1 Mar 2008
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"Has seasonal cupcake recipes for every occasion." "Garden City Observer""
About the Author
Formally a health visitor and nurse, Kate Shirazi moved to Devon from London looking for a slower pace of life. She founded the Cakeadoodledo mail order cupcake business in 2005 from her farmhouse kitchen and has seen it boom. Her flock of battery rescue hens are stars in their own right. This will be her first book.
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Kate's style is informative, friendly and fun and the books' design and lay-out make it a pleasure to use. The ingredients are clearly listed, along with many handy hints & tips, and the instructions are easy to follow.
The chapters are helpfully ordered in order of 'faffdom', which makes deciding which cakes to make all the easier.
I made some of her low-faff cakes and iced them following her recipes and they were a great success.I intend to bake many more!
An excellent little book, I love it.
Now, I must say in the past I have tried hundreds of cupcake recipes with varying degrees of success. I decided I needed a decent book to take me right back to basics. This is it!!
INITIAL REACTION ::
I didn't get my book through Amazon so I can't comment on the packaging or speed of delivery. However, when I did get my book I was pleasantly surprised. The cover is a hardback and it feels good quality. The images are bright and vivid on the front. So far so good!
Firstly, I must applaud Kate Shirazi's style of writing. It's flowing, and it explains exactly what point she wants to get across, even with a few giggles along the way! I love the way she covers all aspects of cupcake making in the first chapter, from actually owning hens for eggs to the confusing world of cupcake cases! I found it very pleasurable to read and learned a lot.
It starts with a few basic recipes for the cupcake and for icing. Now, having read some of the reviews they were disappointed as to how the more complex recipes were simply variations. What else do you want to make cupcakes out of, other than flour, eggs, sugar and butter?! I personally think that the initial recipe/s are wonderful, and if it ain't broke- don't fix it! Every single time I've used the recipes it's been superbly easy to ascertain when the cupcakes are done, simply because it's a lovely light mixture. A quick prod on the top and they're firm and spongey.
When I've used large cupcake cases they "explode" beautifully. I get a very large, domed top that is great to decorate straight onto. Ahh, decorations- the best part of cupcake making? Now, I understand that Kate Shirazi's style might not be the most appealing to a lot of people, it is rather unusual, and she admits that too. I personally think you should take the recipes and decoration techniques as inspiration and base your own ideas around them. Thought of a more tasteful colour? Have at it! I think baking and decorating cakes, and indeed, cupcakes is somewhat of an art form, so if you're not artistically inclined or at least don't have even a smidgen of imagination- get another book that does it all for you.
Great, easy recipes. Taste amazing. Decorating ideas and recipes work very very well.
If you buy this book, you certainly won't regret it, you might develop an unhealthy taste for fresh cupcakes though, but my husband certainly isn't complaining!!
This neat, little book, is colourfully illustrated, with handy tips on getting started. It is full of inspiring cupcake and icing ideas, from the simple to something a little more fanciful. Fun to read, with a variety of yummy cake recipes to inspire and delight all.
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Great recipes for all sorts of cakes, written with humour and including lots of tips.Read more
I bought this book 2 months ago. The book is very disappointing.Recipes ad decorations are very basic.Read more