Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes

Martha Stewart’s CupcakesThere are plenty of cupcake books out there, but most of them seem to focus on decorating the cupcakes, rather than just baking a great tasting cupcake. There is nothing wrong with this, of course, and it does help to set those cookbooks apart from being “just another cupcake book.” Sometimes, however, you just want to bake some great cupcakes without making elaborate fondant decorations for them, too. Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes is a great place to start, with 175 recipes for delicious little cakes.

The book is divided up into chapters by type of cupcake. There are simple cupcakes, swirled cupcakes, dipped, glazed, filled and layered cupcakes, as well as a number of cupcakes that are made and decorated for holidays, from Valentine’s Day to Christmas. With so many recipes, you will never get tired of all the options, whether you like chocolate chip cupcakes, coconut rum-raisin cupcakes or s’mores cupcakes. The recipes are well written and easy to follow, with great flavor in the finished product. Better still, all of the recipes have a photo alongside, so you know exactly what you have to look forward to.

This is the kind of book that will become a nice reference in your collection of cookbooks, a place where you can always find a reliable cupcake recipe for just about any occasion. There are actually so many ideas in here that you don’t need to experiment much to find new flavor combinations (all you need to do is turn a page), but if you’re like me and enjoy finding new flavors on your own, you’ll definitely find that the techniques and components used in the recipes are things that you will turn to when you’re coming up with your own ideas.

6 comments

  1. I checked this one out at the library. Nice cookbook. I’m with you–I really don’t need another cookbook but it’s hard to resist one so well laid out and such varied recipes.

  2. Found you from the girl who ate everything! Cute blog! Love this book! Everything I have made turned out very tasty! I have been posting Martha Monday’s on my blog with recipes from this book. Good tips as well!

  3. OK it’s late and I can’t spell…opps!

  4. I have been eying this book in the book stores. I might now have to go buy it. I love making cupcakes and did just think that it was going to be another cupcake cookbook. I should have known that Martha wouldn’t be like that. Ha ha.

  5. I’ve owned this book for almost a year now and it’s a total winner! Every recipe I’ve tried has been delicious, although I’ve found some of the icings to be a little overkill on the butter. The strawberry cupcakes are to die for. Great find, especially considering there are some really awful books on the market like “500 cupcakes”(don’t buy that one no matter how cute it is unless you like eating cupcake shaped rocks).

  6. 75 recipes? umm…to try all these take year :)

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