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About the Author

Krystina Castella is a professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She is the author of "A World of Cake, Pops!", "Crazy About Cupcakes", and "Discovering Nature's Alphabet", and she has been published in "Craft "magazine.
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Product Details

  • Series: Crazy About
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (August 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402719949
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402719943
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #440,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I admit to owning six cupcake books (to date...)I know, I know...but cupcakes are just so perfect: Fun to make and decorate, easy to serve and oh, so cool to enjoy eating. This is the most "complete" book I've seen so far.

There is a cupcake for everyone, for every occasion, for all baking and decorating skills. The recipes include the basics found in all the other books, but the variations presented are staggering. Many, many different flavorings, add-ins and batter combinations as well as interesting icings and toppings guarantee lots of opportunities for moving well outside the standards. The presentations range from sophisticated dinner-party-finish to a child's delight.

The book is well organized and the introduction explains the basics of baking, frosting, toppings, substitutions, choices of pans, transporting and storing, plus a bit of cupcake history. (A previous reviewer commented that there is no indication of how many cupcakes the recipes make, or how much frosting you will have...the author states in the introduction that each recipe makes 18-24 medium cupcakes, with some recipes calling for two or more batches; the frosting recipes are geared to the number of cupcakes.)

The decorations are also quite comprehensive with most requiring little cake decorating skills, i.e. pastry bags and Wilton tips. Instead, the author makes great use of small candies, shaved chocolate, fruit and fondant, all of which are described in detail in the introduction so that when you see the pictures, you already have a pretty good idea how she accomplished the finished product.

If there is one slight criticism, it would be that the photos are not usually next to the recipes; sometimes several different cakes are grouped together in one photo.
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This is the only review I'll ever write on Amazon. I felt it was my duty to let everyone know about this fabulous book. If you have any interest in cakes, cupcakes, decorations or baking... you MUST buy this book. I own *many* books on cakes; from recipes to decorations. All with exactly the same information. This book has MORE information about baking and DIFFERENT information about decorating. I've already made marzipan fruit, candied citrus peels, cupcakes, petit fours, cream filled cupcakes and many different types of icing, frostings and sugar pastes. And this is only from reading the first 1/2 of the book. I can't wait to find out what the 2nd 1/2 of the book contains."
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By Andrew'sMom on September 14, 2006
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If your a crazed cake decorator like myself, you are always looking for different recipes, decorating and presentation ideas...finally a "different" cookbook has arrived.

There are many different recipes inside this large book for the cake and frostings themselves...but the ideas for decorating and presentation are DIFFERENT and some cool displays are presented as well. There are even fancy designs for elegant cupcakes (a tiramusi cupcake!) - petit four type ideas...this alone is worth the price of the book and I'd pay twice the price of this book for that.

Some of the reviews on amazon can go on and on and on - and you fall asleep before you can finish reading them...I don't have time for that -- I don't have time to be doing this review - BUT one thing for sure - if I take the time to give a review on a book it is special and a must have.

BUY THIS BOOK!!!
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I tried my first recipe from the book (Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting) and it was a hit with my co-workers! I love that the recipes are easy to follow and the author gives a list of combinations for the cupcakes and frostings. I can't wait to try more recipes from the book. It's a very comprehensive cupcake book for the casual or serious baker!
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I bought this book based on the positive reviews and was disappointed. The pictures include sloppy looking decorations that appear to be done by a child instead of a professional baker - so consequesntly they were not that enticing to me. I have other cupcakes books that offer are more polished presentation. I made the carrot cake cupcakes and found them to lack flavor - they were not light and cake-like and were somewhat bland. One major drawback - and my biggest complant about this book is that the recipes do not have an amount or expected yield - how frustrating to make a batch of cupcakes and only get 12! You'll be much happier picking another cupcake book - either Cupcakes: From the Cake Mix Doctor or Cupcakes!

Updated comment: I tried the book again and made the Pecan Pie cupcakes. What a mess! They are a two step process and use 7 eggs, 2.5 cups of pecans, and several other ingredients. I carefully followed the recipe and measured out the batter for step one - using only 1/3 as directed. At step two I found I had way too much batter left and during baking the cupcakes had no body so to speak and ran all over the pan - way too many eggs I am sure. I wasted a lot of time and money. And now still have to bake another type of cupcake. I am tossing this book in the trash! I have also changed my rating to one star.
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