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The New York Times bestselling authors of Hello, Cupcake! take geniusity to the next level, with bigger, bolder, better creations for every occasion Those cupcaking geniuses, Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, are back, this time with bigger canvases and bolder creations. Everything that can be done with a cupcake can be done better with a cake--with a twelfth of the effort and loads more wow power, using everyday pans, bowls, and even measuring cups. Turn a round cake into Swiss cheese and Brie, and it's April Fool's! Simply press candy into frosting for an argyle pattern or use one of the easy new decorating techniques to produce wood grain for a guitar cake. Whether you're a kitchen klutz or a master decorator, you can transform a loaf cake into a retro vacuum cleaner for Mom or bake a cake in a bowl for a rag doll. Need a piñata for a birthday party? Bake the batter in a measuring cup. Or skip the baking altogether, buy a pound cake, and fashion it into a work boot for Dad or a high-top sneaker. You won't believe these creations aren't the real thing--and they're so stunning you'll have to make them!
The New York Times best-selling authors of Hello, Cupcake! and What's New, Cupcake? are back, applying their oversized imaginations not just to cupcakes but to cookies, pies, cakes, and other treats, with projects that are more hilarious, more spectacular, more awe-inspiring--and simpler than ever. No sweet treat is safe from their ingenuity: refrigerator cookies, pound cakes, pie dough, cheesecakes, bar cookies, and Jell-O are all transformed into amazing and playful desserts. There's something for everybody in this book, and every single item you need can be found in the neighborhood supermarket or convenience store. This enhanced e-book, with five stop-motion videos demonstrating recipes from the book and links that allow you to easily find exactly what you're looking for, is one of the best ways to experience this phenomenon. Playing with your food has never been so exciting--or so easy. Karen Tack and Alan Richardson have appeared on TV with Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray, and Paula Deen and have been featured many times on NBC's Today as well as in America's top magazines.
Witty, one-of-a-kind, imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store, no baking skills or fancy pastry equipment required. Spotting the familiar items in the hundreds of brilliant photos is at least half the fun. America's favorite food photography team shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces using a ziplock bag and common candies and snack items. With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can: * raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kid's birthday * plant candy vegetables on Oreo earth cupcakes for a garden party * trot out a line of confectionery "pup cakes" for a dog fancier * serve spaghetti and meatball cupcakes for April Fool's Day * bewitch trick-or-treaters with eerie alien cupcakes * create holidays on icing with a white Christmas cupcake wreath, turkey cupcake place cards, and Easter egg cupcakes
The endlessly imaginative duo who turned cupcaking into a national pastime is back, with utterly new, eye-popping creations anyone can make. * Create a cupcake race car, a cupcake robot, or ravishing ring bling cupcakes for a birthday party.* Surprise the family with Chinese takeout dinner cupcakes on April Fool's or serve up a goofy chocolate moose.* Captivate Mom with a bouquet of long-stemmed mum cupcakes.* Build sand castle cupcakes with the kids.All you need are candies from the corner store, cake mix, and canned frosting. So what is new, Cupcake?* Lots of "EZ" projects that use just a few ingredients--perfect for kids and parties.* More pictures, brighter colors, bolder designs.* More faux-food creations--so real you won't believe they're cupcakes!* More comical critters and the cutest pets ever!* More irresistible party centerpieces to celebrate hobbies, from golf to knitting.* More spectacular holiday cupcakes: Valentine's, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. You'll end up with cupcakes so striking that you won't want to eat them--but so delicious you'll have no choice!
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