As a dessert or as a snack, cupcakes are one of America’s favorite comfort foods—and there’s virtually no end to the different kinds that cupcake lovers can make. The secret to imaginative cupcake creation is having a good cupcake cookbook, and Wild About Cupcakes is precisely that! Recipes galore include—
- Chocolate cupcakes
- Party cupcakes
- Simple, healthy cupcakes that aren’t too sweet and are good for breakfast
- Children’s cupcakes
- Cupcakes for those special moments—Valentine’s Day, bridal showers, and other happy occasions
Beautifully illustrated with full-page color photos accompanying each cupcake recipe, this book presents easy-to-follow, kitchen-tested recipes, each of them including directions for making the appropriate frosting. Here, for example are chocolate coconut cupcakes with a chocolate gananche frosting. . . children’s party cupcakes each topped with a big rosette of pink butter frosting. . . vanilla cupcakes with figs topped with a honey frosting and fig quarters. . . and frosted nutty cupcakes with coarsely chopped nuts topped with milk chocolate frosting and a pecan. Even cupcake aficionados on restricted diets will find wonderful cupcakes to please them in Wild About Cupcakes. A special health needs section includes approximately 30 recipes that are gluten-free, egg-free, sugar-free, or dairy-free. Large color photos on every two-page spread.
Rachel Lane trained as a chef in Melbourne, Australia, qualifying at the William Angliss School. She has since worked in fine restaurants in Australia, and as a private chef in estates in France and England. Rachel Lane is also the author of several popular cookbooks.