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Incorrect index, very frustrating to use
on 14 March 2011
On first glance this books seems okay; it has 200 "recipes" for various cupcakes and each recipe is illustrated with a picture of the finished product. The recipes are lacking, though, and most are just variations. For example, you use the same basic recipe for many cupcakes that are simply decorated differently. By "decorate differently" I don't mean that different decorating techniques are explained such as how to create a certain look with a certain icing tip, but rather, the author describes how to put chocolate curls on one cupcake, strawberry on another, jelly beans on top of another, and so on. These are not the sort of baking tips I need and was hoping for a more creative, varied collection of recipes. If you need a very basic intro to cupcakes and don't feel like looking up recipes online, this could work for you.