These clever single-serving cakelets assume beloved forms that will appeal to all the special people in your life. Bake exquisite treats that resemble a stylish party dress, a desktop humidor, a cheery coffee cup, an adorable baby bottle, a wicked voodoo doll, a stylish purse-and more than two dozen other amazing likenesses that will be the talk of the town! It's easy to prepare the cakes just by using common pans that are already in your kitchen.
Author Amy Eilert is a self-taught cake designer whose love of baking and working with her hands found a perfect outlet in cake making. She founded Cupcake Envy in Wake Forest, North Carolina in 2006. Her cakes have made a big splash both locally and nationally with appearances on DailyCandy.com and the Ugly Betty show.
Eilert's instructions are easy to follow, and you can really apply your own creativity to each of the designs. If you don't like flowers, make polka-dots instead. Do you prefer purple instead of red? Go for it! You're in control. Even if you don't have an aptitude for baking, you will enjoy decorating these mini cakes. Every cake can be made with a simple box of cake mix and store-bought toppings, giving you more time to devote to the fun and creative parts of the process-shaping and decorating the cakes.
For anyone looking for ways to make special occasions even more memorable, Cupcake Envy is the delicious and crafty cookbook for you!
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 425 g
Dimensions: 203 x 203 x 8 mm
"[...] works of art."-Skirt.com blog
"Baby cakes for grown-up tastes."-The News & Observer
"While we loved the cupcake trend, mini cakes pull at our heartstrings even harder. They're adorable and perfectly detailed without a wrapper to worry about. It's what we've always dreamed of: smart, cute, beautiful food in one small delicious mouthful." -Get Married Magazine blog
"These unique cakelets will also be a great way to expand your cake decorating skills and learn a few new cake decorating skills along the way." -Cookstr.com
"Cupcake Envy walks readers and aspiring dessert chefs through techniques and preparations to bake exquisite treats that resemble amazing objects such as stylish party dress, a wicked voodoo doll, an adorable baby bottle and more than two dozen other amazing likenesses that people will buzz about! These clever single-serving cakelets assume beloved forms that will appeal to all the special people in your life. Amy's instructions are easy to follow, and readers will easily be able to customize their own creativity to each of the designs." -Java Cupcakes blog
"Amy Eilert has written a book called Cupcake Envy, which will appeal to those who like to get crafty in the kitchen with their baked goods. [...] She shows us, step-by-step, how to turn simple cake into spectacular creations. These are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and other significant events where a themed centerpiece might be welcomed." -Bakepedia blog
"I think the title of the book I'm reviewing today, Cupcake Envy, must be a play on words. Before I opened it I thought it meant everyone would be envious of the cute cupcakes the reader would make from it. After reading, I realized it actually seemed to mean that ordinary cupcakes would envy the amazing mini cakes found within the pages. This book is eye candy, pure and simple, but doesn't stop there." -Crafty Staci blog