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Cupcakes and Mini Cakes

Cupcakes and Mini CakesI received a copy of this book for review, but was not compensated financially in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based solely on my experiences while reading this book.

Title: Cupcakes and Mini Cakes

Author: DK Publishing

About the Book

Full of cupcakes, cake pop recipes, small cakes, frosting, icing, and cake decorating techniques, Cupcakes & Mini Cakes is packed with over 100 serving-size treats to make at home. This baker’s cookbook is sweet from cover to cover! Whether you want to make special, unique birthday cupcakes, bake beautiful wedding cupcakes, decorate cakes, or have fun decorating cake pops or mixing your own frosting and icing, Cupcakes & Mini Cakes is perfect. It has inspiration as well as practical baking techniques, and it’s full of creative ideas for cupcakes and mini cakes. Obsessed with cake pops? This book is your ultimate cake pop resource, with recipes for cake pops, advice on decorating cake pops, and great ideas for coming up with creative ideas.

Whether you want cupcakes with a bit of whimsy, mini cakes for special occasions, delicious brownies, or perfect cookies, Cupcakes & Mini Cakes has all the sweet treats you can bake.

My Thoughts

Cupcakes and Mini Cakes is a baker’s delight! I enjoy baking for my family even if I only just sample my creations. I’m watching my waistline! This book is an excellent resource for anyone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen making delicious treats.

I liked how it shared images and information about baking equipment. Often times I’ll see a product in a store and wonder how it’s used. I don’t have many of these fancy gadgets…yet.

It also showcases a variety of baking techniques like how to pipe icing on a cupcake so it looks pretty and how to make cake pops. I’ve struggled with cake pops in the past, but after checking out this book, I may give them another shot.

In terms of recipes, you’ll find chapters on Cupcakes and Muffins, Mini Cakes and Cake Pops, Mini bakes and Bars and Patisserie and Tarts.

Each recipe has a beautiful full page colour photo so you can see what the recipe “should” look like. Don’t forget these are professionally photographed and styled! I prefer cookbooks that share photos because I usually look at the pictures first before reading what the recipe is.

Another handy feature I liked was it listed if the recipe was freezer-friendly and how long it will keep in the freezer. I know many people freeze baked goods so this will be important info to have for them.

I’m going to make you hungry now. Here’s a peek at some of the recipes!

  • Mini banana and chocolate topped cheesecakes
  • Chocolate and toffee shortbread
  • Chocolate brittle
  • Danish pastries
  • Strawberries and cream macarons
  • Apple and almond galettes

Check out Cupcakes and Mini Cakes from DK Canada and also have a peek at their Food & Drink boutique! Also, find the book on Amazon.ca.

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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