Saturday, July 17, 2010

WHAT'S NEW CUPCAKE: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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WHAT'S NEW, CUPCAKE?

BY KAREN TACK &
ALAN RICHARDSON

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The endlessly imaginative duo who turned cupcaking into a national pastime is back, with utterly new, eye-popping creations anyone can make. Create a race-car cupcake, a robot cupcake, or ravishing jewelry cupcakes for a birthday party. Surprise the family with Chinese takeout dinner cupcakes on April Fool's or serve up a goofy chocolate moose. Captivate Mom with a bouquet of long-stemmed rose cupcakes and build sand castle cupcakes with the kids. All you need are candies from the corner store and cake mix and canned frosting.
So what is new, Cupcake?
* Dozens of "EZ" projects that use just a few ingredients--perfect for kids and parties.
* More pictures, brighter colors, bolder designs.
* More faux-food creations-- so real you won't believe they're cupcakes!
* More comical critters and the cutest pets ever!
* More irresistible party centerpieces to celebrate hobbies, from golf to knitting.
* More spectacular holiday cupcakes: Valentine's, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
You'll end up with cupcakes so striking that you won't want to eat them -- but so delicious you'll have no choice!

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Called "the cake whisperer" by Gourmet, KAREN TACK is a cooking teacher and food stylist. Her work can be seen on the covers of Gourmet, Bon App├ętit, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Martha Stewart Living, Parents, Real Simple, Nick Jr., and many others.


Fellow creator ALAN RICHARDSON has photographed dozens of best-selling cookbooks, and his work appears in many leading food and women's magazines. He is the coauthor of The Breath of a Wok, which won two coveted awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

ONE OF THE GREAT CUPCAKES

Playing Koi
Makes 1 pond: 24 koi cupcakes

Koi made from circus peanuts transform a simple platter of cupcakes into a golden pond. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to make the bodies and fins. The fish float on overlapping blue and white paper bubbles.

Ingredients:

24 vanilla cupcakes baked in blue paper liners
1 can (16 ounces) plus 1/2 cup vanilla frosting
Blue food coloring
48 orange circus peanuts
48 orange peanut-butter-filled candy-coated chocolates(peanut butter M&M’s)
24 orange cereal O's (Froot Loops, Apple Jacks)
48 brown mini chocolates (M&M’s Minis)
White and light blue candy-coated chocolates (M&M’s) for serving (optional)
White and light blue paper circles (optional)

Instructions:

1. Spoon 1/2 cup of the vanilla frosting into a small ziplock bag, press out the air, seal, and set aside.

2. Tint the remaining can of vanilla frosting pale blue with a few drops of the blue food coloring. Cover and set aside.

3. Place 24 of the circus peanuts on their sides and cut lengthwise into 2 slices, to make 48 slices for the fins. Lay each slice flat and cut each in half on the diagonal to make 96 pieces.

4. For the bodies, place the remaining 24 circus peanuts flat side down and make a diagonal cut from one short end, removing no more than 1/4 inch.

5. Spread the tops of the cupcakes with the light blue frosting and smooth. Place 1 of the circus-peanut bodies on top of each of the frosted cupcakes. Arrange the fins, pointed ends up, placing 2 at the uncut end of the circus-peanut body and 2 on either side in the middle.

6. Snip a small corner from the bag with the vanilla frosting. Pipe a large dot of frosting at the cut end of the circus peanut body. Press 2 orange candies into the dot of frosting for the eyes and the cereal O for the mouth. Pipe small dots of vanilla frosting on the orange candies and add the brown candies for the pupils. Repeat on all of the koi bodies with the remaining frosting and candies.

7. If you like, arrange the cupcakes on a surface with circles cut from white and blue paper and sprinkle the platter with white and light blue candies.


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I want to win this book because I want to really see if I can make these cupcakes, especially the Koi ones and I also interested in the EZ projects for the kids.

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The cupcakes look really cute and creative. I would like to try making some of the them. I would love to add this cookbook to my collection.
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I doubt any of my cupcakes would ever look that good, but I'd like to win this to see if I could get creative with cupcakes. Thanks for another great giveaway. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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lol... I wanna make duckie cupcakes for my daughter! Teach me how! ;-)

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I would like to win this because honestly I could use all the help I can get. I have two small boys and not very much original creativity. :) The easy projects would be essential for me as well as the kids.

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