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Plenty of ideas
on 8 February 2016
I have a number of books from this Hamlyn series and they are generally very good. I mainly bake cupcakes for charity events and you soon get to know which flavours sell. The following are always popular - honey & banana cakes; pecan & caramel; lemon & lime drizzle; coffee & walnut; pink rose (rosewater in the mix and pink mascarpone frosting). There are also some pretty cakes for children's parties decorated with, for example, jelly beans or some really cute puppies formed from readymade icing, pirate faces, ladybirds, etc.. At the end of the book there are cupcakes for occasions such as Christmas and weddings. The book also includes a few savoury cupcakes although the only ones I like are the cheese & chive version.
Given how cheap these little books are, you really can't go far wrong. The recipes are straightforward and the results of the recipes I have tried have been reliable.