Friday, August 27, 2010

The Art of Cupcakes by Noga Hitron...Review & Giveaway

I love to bake.  Before the three little ones were born I would bake for every family function I went to...cookies, cupcakes, trifles. You name it, I baked it!  I loved to get creative in the kitchen and enjoyed challenging myself with new recipes. Now that I have 2 little helpers (plus one in training!) I mostly stick to easier fare such as chocolate chip cookies or brownies but I still love to bake and boy, oh boy, do I love a good cookbook about baking.   The Art of Cupcakes By Noga Hitron is my new current favorite book to drool over (literally!).

The Art of Cupcakes walks you through, step by step, in designing the most beautiful cupcakes you have ever laid eyes on.  These cupcakes are absolute show stoppers and will, without question, make you the rock star of any event to which you bring them.   I am not going to lie here, these are not cupcakes you throw together in 5 minutes with a slap of canned frosting.  They are all decorated with fondant.  Fondant is what makes a cupcake look fancy. 

Now, fondant, has always looked a little daunting to me. but Hitron really does a great job giving step by step and easy to follow instructions.  Believe me the extra work you put in will be worth the wow factor.  The Art of Cupcakes is broken up into the following sections...


All in the Family
What a Wedding
In the Garden
A Multitude of Monsters
The Wild Ones
Celebrating Baby
Happy Birthday
Fun in the Sun

In addition to the great designs in each section, there is a full section on the basics (tools, recipes and tips and tricks) and templates for all the designs.  If you have any plans of hosting a bridal or baby shower you really have to have this book.  The wedding and baby sections are my absolute favorite.  The baby booty design is truly a work of art!  I am also really anxious to try out the animals from "The Wild Ones" section.  I think my kiddos would go crazy over those and seriously, wouldn't I be the coolest mom in the world if I whipped them some monkey cupcakes??

You can purchase this book from Amazon here...





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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with a copy of The Art of Cupcakes for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

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Heidi said...

The What a Wedding section sounds most interesting to me.
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i been dieing for a cupcake book! my sister in law got one and i been wanting one ever since

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In the Garden, and one of the things on my list of things I need to learn to do is make cupcakes!

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