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Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery Paperback – March 16, 2010
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Multiple batches of the authors' recipe for vanilla cupcakes -- topped with super-sugary chocolate buttercream or vanilla buttercream frostings -- delighted crowds, including office guinea pigs, er, colleagues. Another sugar high: unusual cupcake varieties such as Earl Grey and Amaretto. --Washington Post, Express Night Out, May 19, 2010
Highly recommended for libraries that are looking for an advanced cupcake book--chefs will find plenty of party ideas. --Library Journal, starred review
Top Customer Reviews
It arrived pretty quickly. This book offers some basic staple recipes for cupcakes (such as the chocolate cupcake, strawberry cupcake, lemon cupcake) as well as a lot of ideas for decorating and combining flavors of cupcakes and frosting. I also like that this book gives some basic tips and guidelines on how to make a good batter and how to frost a cupcake. This is a great gift idea for a novice baker.
It is true that Americans tend to prefer light fluffy and airy cakes, where English folk might find this type of cake too light or artificial feeling. Prized cakes in England are generally more dense and 'cakey' -- and not as sweet usually, allowing the icing to balance out the cake.
So this book has delicious cakes if you like your cakes to be full of cake and not air. :) I love them, the pictures are beautiful and the instructions very clear.
Hope that helps!
The fancier flavours don't appeal to me and to include in the Easter section something which is basically a cornflake cake, is ridiculous.
The layer cake section contains a recipe for a most indulgent chocolate cake which is divine. Beware though you will need giant mixing bowls and cake tins and I had to split each cake in 2 so ended up with a 4 layer cake. The vanilla cake in this section is quite disgusting and you'd be better off making a Mary Berry Victoria sandwich. Didn't try the lemon so can't vouch for that one.
As I said, hit and miss.
I'm not going to give up just yet, I would like to try something else before rendering my final judgement on Primrose recipes. I really hope the next ones work better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love it just have to converse the measurements. Book is in great condtion thanksPublished 9 months ago by Mz Witherspoon
As an avid baker I must say that this is the most amazing cupcake book I have ever bought. All of the recipes turned out great and the frostings are superb. Read morePublished 21 months ago by c_roitman
I loved this book because it's great for a novice baker as well as experienced cook, lots of tips and explanations on how to. Read morePublished on June 24, 2014 by G. Girard
I bought this cookbook after trying only recipe, and I have fallen in love with it. Each recipe is easy to make, the ingredients are easy to obtain, and the end-product is simply... Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Jennifer O'Neill
Good resource for variety of cupckaes recipes!! I recomend this item to cupcakes beginners bakers because includes small batches. It's fine.Published on December 31, 2013 by Elba I. Rivera-torres
Such a cute book filled with cupcake ideas, I've had a lot of fun trying them out. Would make a cool gift for someone who loves to bake.Published on October 28, 2013 by Angela
This book has a lot of wonderful ideas and such when doing cupcakes. I definitely think it's worth getting. Very Happy.Published on May 29, 2013 by Atlantalady
Ive tried two recipes, and made two attempts at the caramel cupcake. Some ingredients were left out of the directions list, but I understand that the dry ingredients should be... Read morePublished on May 8, 2013 by Vanessa M. Long