There is nothing like a cupcake to perk you up on a day when you’re feeling a big down – or put an even bigger smile on your face when you’re already having a good day! Though cupcakes were certainly a trendy food in the past couple of years, these little cakes aren’t just a flash in the pan. Everyone loves a good cupcake and they’ll always have a place in both bakeries and home kitchens. With Buttercream Dreams: Small Cakes, Big Scoops, and Sweet Treats, you can bring a little bit more of the joy that comes from cupcakes into your life. This book is loaded with recipes for delicious cakes, all topped with generous scoops of equally delicious frosting. They’re indulgent and deliver exactly what you want to find in a cupcake!
The book begins with the cupcake recipes, providing hungry readers with a wide range of flavors that are a bit more the average chocolate cupcake. Flavors range from French Toast and Bacon to Bubble Gum, so there is literally something for everyone. The recipes are very clearly written and easy to follow along with. Though the flavors are sometimes a bit unusual, the recipes are still full of ingredients that you’ll be able to find at your local grocery store. The cupcakes are all paired with frostings that complement them, however you can mix and match the flavors and put together your own combinations.
The cupcakes are the main focus of the book, but they’re not the only recipes you’ll find here. The Big Scoops chapter is dedicated to homemade ice creams – some of which pair very nicely with the cupcake recipes, by the way – and frozen desserts. The final chapter focuses on Sweet Treats, a category that includes desserts like whoopie pies and mason jar pies – just in case you don’t feel like a cupcake one day, but still want to do some baking. Like the cupcake recipes, these recipes are all easy to follow along with and full of flavor. Beautiful photographs of the recipes will get your mouth watering long before your first batch of desserts is ready to eat. This is a fun book that is a nice addition to the collection of anyone who loves cupcakes. While the cupcakes are the focus, the extra recipes are a nice bonus that makes the book a little bit more versatile and enjoyable to work with.