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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; 1ST edition (April 28, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811845451
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811845458
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #911,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

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

More About the Author

Elinor Klivans is a notable cookbook author and food writer who has published articles for Bon Appetit, Fine Cooking, Cooking Pleasures, and the Washington Post, among others. A former pastry chef, she is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and lives in Camden, Maine.

Customer Reviews

I love cupcakes and this book is great, it's full of ideas and recipes.
zonshopper
This being said I highly recommend this cookbook for those who love to make people smile which is what people do when you say you have cupcakes for dessert.
Susan Gary
Both a friend and I have this cookbook and have had bad luck with the recipes we have tried so far.
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76 of 82 people found the following review helpful By tachi1 TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 25, 2006
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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!
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82 of 97 people found the following review helpful By a claire mccardell fan on June 14, 2005
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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.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By G. Garcia on January 2, 2007
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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.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Teresa Skidmore on January 16, 2006
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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.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Pilch on July 19, 2006
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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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Mercer on January 2, 2007
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I got this book as a Christmas gift and just tried the first recipe out of it yesterday. Unfortunately, the basic chocolate cupcake recipe must not have been tested enough in the test kitchens! My cupcakes, like a lot of others who have reviewed this book, while delicious, were a visual mess. Sunken in the middle and so light that they had no strength and fell apart in my hands. I am an experienced baker, so I'll be trying them again with some modifications to see if I can fix the problems. Great ideas in here, but if one of the two the basic recipes doesn't work, then the book is flawed in one of its fundamental elements.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jane M. Barlow on February 27, 2006
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I really enjoyed this book, the recipes were well explained & easy to follow.

The cakes went down very well with the everyone at work.

All the recipes I tried worked well not one flop.

The only issue I had with the book was trying to convert the measurements to suite Australia ie 1 stick of butter = 6 tbsp, Luckily I had a conversion table in an English Cookbook otherwise it could have got quite messy

Other than that I found the book to be really good
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mel McD on May 1, 2006
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Wow! Who'd have thought there were this many variations on the humble cupcake? This book has so many great ideas, I went out and bought a second muffin pan. The basic chocolate batter is outstanding, and the extra-large cupcake recipes make a really impressive dessert. My favorites are the boston cream pie cupcakes and the chocolate mousse cupcakes. This is much more fun than serving a whole cake!
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