Make adorable, imaginative cupcake creations - without special tools or spending hours in the kitchen. From fairies and unicorns to football players and airplanes, there are designs for everyone.
Make it Easy, Cupcake is filled with ingenious cupcake designs, all made from common candy and other snack food you can pick up in a grocery store. Each cupcake is composed of simple components brilliantly reimagined as edible art - a handful of marshmallows become blooming daffodils, wafer cookies are transformed into airplane wings, and jewel coloured jellybeans become flitting dragonflies. Best of all, every design is made in only four steps!
Simply start with a batch of plain cupcakes (whether from made from scratch or from the store) and follow the four easy, illustrated steps to assemble your own cupcake creation. Each cupcake includes a complete list of the exact candy used - all of them readily available on supermarket shelves. There's no need for fancy piping bags or exotic ingredients, and you don't need to have graduated from pastry school to make these adorable cupcakes.
With cupcake designs for every occasion, from snowmen with dapper hats for the holidays to a mythical Loch Ness Monster, you'll find inspiring and adorable cupcakes every page.
Pick your design, grab your materials, and Make It Easy, Cupcake will have you making sweet creations in no time!
Called "the cake whisperer" by Gourmet, KAREN TACK is a cooking teacher and food stylist. Her work can be seen on the covers of Gourmet, Bon App tit, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Martha Stewart Living, Parents, Real Simple, Nick Jr., and many others. Fellow creator ALAN RICHARDSON has photographed dozens of best-selling cookbooks, and his work appears in many leading food and women's magazines. He is the coauthor of The Breath of a Wok, which won two coveted awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.