Cupcakes are everyone's favorite little indulgences. They're loved by kids and adults alike because they're playfully sweet as well as utterly charming. These days, cupcakes can be found in bakeries everywhere, but with just a little know-how, you can easily bake your own tempting boutique-bakery cupcakes at home and decorate them with flair.
Cupcakes contains recipes for every palate: Here you'll find classic Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream for the traditionalist, Triple Chocolate Cupcakes for the chocaholic, PB & J Cupcakes for the kids, Salted Caramel Cupcakes for the epicurean, as well as seasonal holiday cupcakes, and dozens more. Whether you are a novice or experienced baker, inside these pages you'll find friendly advice about ingredients and equipment, cupcake-making and baking tips, and a collection of ideas for decorating your cupcakes with either elegant minimalism or grand flourishes.
With this book as your guide, cupcakes have never tasted—or looked—so good!
Shelly Kaldunski is a cookbook author, baking and pastry arts instructor, food stylist, and consultant based in Northern California. As a pastry chef, Shelly baked in restaurants in San Francisco before a stint as food editor at Martha Stewart Living.