What is it that people love so much about cupcakes?
I’m afraid I don’t have an answer, but I do have an addiction to the darn things. So when I saw this book for £5 at my office’s book club, I just couldn’t resist:
Huzzah for many different recipes (for the cake and icing) and lots of inspiring ideas. There’s even a recipe for Earl Grey cupcakes and another for rose icing (I love all things rose-flavoured).
The only down side? This means that I’m sorely tempted to buy lots of fun cake-decorating bits, like brightly-coloured sprinkle shapes and coloured sparkly sugars. I managed to be sensible at the weekend and only bought fairly necessary and non-frivolous baking equipment: a cooling rack, a spatula (in a pretty colour, naturally) and I ordered some scales for the kitchen as they didn’t have the ones I wanted.
While on the subject of cupcakes… if you happen to live in the area, I can recomment the yumminess of The Swallow Bakery’s cupcakes – super-nom-noms.
If the first bite really is taken with the eyes, then cupcakes must be one of the most delicious and filling foods in the world. (No mention of their fattening qualities, thankyouplease!)