Some trendsetters say that pie is the new cupcake but I’m not so convinced.
Southern Living has published the most mouth-watering book on cupcakes to date. Now I don’t bake but if I did it would be a mind blowing cupcake that pops off these astoundingly photogenic pages.
The book, written by Jan Moon owner of Birmingham’s Dreamcakes Bakery, shares step-by-step directions, insider secrets, helpful hints, decorating tips, and techniques to whisk any kitchen into a brilliant cupcakery whether you’re a tepid beginner or a baking master.
Some of my favorites as I perused the pages were the Pup Cakes – cupcakes decorated to look like sweet puppy dogs; Starry Nights — cupcakes that looked like they came from the galaxy instead of the kitchen; Banana Splits — decadent mini cupcakes in a banana split dish; Peanut Butter Cup – look out Reeses!; Merry Christmas Mushrooms — red and green cupcakes resembling mushrooms. Now’s where the yellow brick road?
These cupcakes are rich with imagination, humor, and color. As a food blogger, I receive numerous cookbooks and have never enjoyed one as much as the Big Book of Cupcakes. Ms. Moon’s creativity spills out on every page (265 pages). Sweet!