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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (April 15 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811845451
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811845458
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.6 x 22.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #571,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lush, larger-than-life photographs are just the icing on the cupcake that is this delightful contribution to the canon of confectionary cookbooks. Klivans' recipes range from cute Lemon Poppy Seed Butterfly Cupcakes to clever Chocolate-Covered Brownie Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes, which are baked in an ice-cream cone. When tested, the bakery-worthy Sticky Fig Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Glaze looked just like the photograph and the flavor was excellent; fragrant lemon zest, crunchy fig seeds and the sticky syrup glaze (from the result of an unusually slow baking technique) reveal a carefully developed recipe. Unlike several other cupcake books, Klivans' recipes are easy to follow and produce excellent results. Succinct and useful, the first chapter covers the basics: supplies, ingredients and mixing techniques. Other little details, like chapter introductions designed to look like cupcakes, the pastel Fifties color scheme and the use of vintage fabrics in the photographs, make the book a pleasure to browse.
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Lush, larger-than-life photographs are just the icing on the cupcake that is this delightful contribution to the canon of confectionary cookbooks. Klivans' recipes range from cute Lemon Poppy Seed Butterfly Cupcakes to clever Chocolate-Covered Brownie Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes, which are baked in an ice-cream cone. When tested, the bakery-worthy Sticky Fig Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Glaze looked just like the photograph and the flavor was excellent; fragrant lemon zest, crunchy fig seeds and the sticky syrup glaze (from the result of an unusually slow baking technique) reveal a carefully developed recipe. Unlike several other cupcake books, Klivans' recipes are easy to follow and produce excellent results. Succinct and useful, the first chapter covers the basics: supplies, ingredients and mixing techniques. Other little details, like chapter introductions designed to look like cupcakes, the pastel Fifties color scheme and the use of vintage fabrics in the photographs, make the book a pleasure to browse. -Publishers Weekly

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The way the author writes... Not only a recipe book, but a funny one, with tips and advice.
I read a recipe and I laugh! Not everyone can make me do that!
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9d4f78e8) out of 5 stars 76 reviews
79 of 85 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d1bde64) out of 5 stars Could have been great. June 25 2006
By tachi1 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Someone (author? editor? photographer? all three?) isn't clear on the concept that this is a COOKBOOK. Granted, due to budgetary restraints, some cookbooks can't photograph every recipe. Problem is, that this one could have. We have full-page artistic illustrations of mixing bowls, piping tubes, beaters, 2 pages of empty cupcake pans, and 3 full pages showing paper cupcake liners. We have one page showing three (unidentified) cupcakes with two of them out of focus. If all those full pages that were dedicated to artistic fulfillment and depth of field exercises, had instead each shown 2 or 3 cupcakes each, every recipe in the book could have been presented. Captioning would have been nice, too. One cannot assume that everyone knows what a "vanilla cheesecake crunch top cupcake" looks like, but I think that it should be safe to assume that everybody knows what a paper cupcake liner looks like!
83 of 98 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d1c4ce4) out of 5 stars Pictures pictures - we want the pictures! June 14 2005
By a claire mccardell fan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
So many cookbooks are photo-oriented, only to make the book better looking. You see props and garnishes that are never mentioned or described, leaving you to wonder "if that flower is a sugar-coated pansy or porcelain" or "Was that cake stand vintage?"... that sort of thing. Well, this book is textually detailed down to the last dot so the lack of a photo for each recipe is a sad omission. You will want to make the cupcakes, sure, but only the ones with pictures because you have no clue how the other ones should look. If one is going to describe how to roll gumdrops out and curl them into tiny flowers, show a picture please. What's there looks gorgeous in this book but what is missing is missing in the biggest way.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d1c4f24) out of 5 stars use different recipes!!! Jan. 2 2007
By G. Garcia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bake all the time, and have even taken a couple of courses; but the recipes in this book are all flawed! None of the cupcakes baked accordingly, so use this book as an inspiration and not a cookbook. FYI: Martha Stewart Baking Handbook and The Joy of Baking have great yellow and chocolate cake recipes that work all the time.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d34f1bc) out of 5 stars great tasting cupcakes Jan. 16 2006
By Teresa Skidmore - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have this book as well as two other of Elinor Klivans cookbooks and everything I make from the other two come out perfect. The cookies are heaven. Anyway, with this book I just don't know what I am doing wrong. Every batch I have made the cupcakes sink badly. I tried increasing the bake time to once I baked them for 40 minutes, not overmixing and they still sank. Maybe it is something else I am doing wrong, they just seem too wet. They taste delicious but visually they look horrible. I am an avid mix cupcake baker and to have these scratch ones always fail makes me very unhappy.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d34f4b0) out of 5 stars Nice pictures shame about basic recipe July 19 2006
By J. Pilch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I actually like the pictures in this book and find it a nice book to read but I have found, as other people have, that the basic cupcake recipe for Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes does NOT work. I have tried it three times and (once totally ignoring the book method and using a method from another tried and tested book) found that each time the cupcakes sink and form huge craters that leave the cakes unedible. I am an avid cookbook collector and cook and have never found this problem before. Such a shame as the book looks so nice.


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