The perfect cupcake for every occasion.
Swirled and sprinkled, dipped and glazed, or otherwise fancifully decorated, cupcakes are the treatsthat make everyone smile. They are the star attraction for special days, such as birthdays, showers, and holidays, as well as perfect everyday goodies. In "Martha Stewart's Cupcakes," the editors of "Martha Stewart Living" share 175 ideas for simple to spectacular creations-with cakes, frostings, fillings, toppings, and embellishments that can be mixed and matched to produce just the right cupcake for any occasion. Alongside traditional favorites like yellow buttermilk cupcakes swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and devil's food cupcakes crowned with rich, dark chocolate buttercream, there are also sweet surprises such as peanut butter and jelly cupcakes, dainty delights like tiny almond-cherry tea cakes, and festive showstoppers topped with marizpan ladybugs or candy clowns.
The book features cupcakes for everyone, every season, and every event: Celebrations (monogram heart cupcakes perfect for an elegant wedding); Birthdays (starfish-on-the-beach cupcakes sure to be a hit at children's parties); Holidays (gumdrop candy ghouls and goblins ideal for Halloween revelers); and Any Day (red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for a picnic, or caramel-filled mini chocolate cakes for grown-up gatherings).
In singular Martha Stewart style, the pages are both stunning in design-with a photograph of each finished treat-and brimming with helpful how-to information, from step-by-step photographs for decorating techniques to ideas for packaging and presenting your cupcakes. Whether for any day or special days, the treats in "Martha Stewart's Cupcakes" will delight one and all.
About the Author
Christophe Pournyis one of the most esteemed furniture restorers in the business. Top decorators like Bunny Williams trust him to regild Louis XVI bergeres and refresh the luster on French-polished 18th-century dining tables. Today, Pourny is the unofficial restorer to the City of New York and counts Uma Thurman and Martha Stewart among his celebrated clients. He frequently appears in top shelter publications, and his handcrafted furniture tonics are sold nationwide.
Christophe Pourny is the author of "The Furniture Bible".
MARTHA STEWART LIVING magazine was first published in 1990. Since then, more than two dozen books have been published by the magazine's editors.
MARTHA STEWART is the author of dozens of bestselling books on cooking, entertaining, gardening, weddings, and decorating. She is the host of "The Martha Stewart Show," the popular daily syndicated television show.