This lavish book contains everything you need to know about making, baking and decorating cupcakes, with easy-to-follow instructions and stunning step-by-step photography. Recipes include Pear Cakes with Curled Marzipan Leaves, Christmas Spice Cupcakes, Fresh Raspberry and Fig Cakes, Gooey Butterscotch Cakes, and Chocolate and Sour Cherry Cakes. The book is designed so that you can flick effortlessly from page to page and contains recipes for making toppings and fillings including tinted glace icing and butter cream, as well as creative decorations using fondant, chocolate, marzipan, fresh fruits and pretty flowers. Whether you are looking to make sweet treats for everyday eating, for festive gatherings such as Christmas and Easter or for special occasions such as Valentine’s Day, weddings and children’s parties there is bound to be a recipe ideally suited. Whether you are an experienced baker or novice cook, this delightful book will be sure to inspire.
The author, Carol Pastor, writes food features for magazines and newspapers and has also run a cookery school. She is the author of five cookbooks, three of them specializing in baking and patisserie, including Pasty Magic and Simple Home Baking.