Sunday, December 16, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide - Cupcakes, Cookies and Pies, Oh My!

About The Book:

Two million copies later, the New York Times best-selling authors of Hello, Cupcake!and What’s New, Cupcake? are back, applying their oversized imaginations not just to cupcakes but to cookies, pies, cakes, and other treats.

Hello, Cupcake! inspired millions to become cupcake artists and launched an international sensation. Now the talented pair who started it all returns, with projects that are more hilarious, more spectacular, more awe-inspiring—and simpler than ever.

But they don’t stop at cupcakes. No sweet treat is safe from their ingenuity: refrigerator cookies, pound cakes, pie dough, cheesecakes, bar cookies, and Jell-O are all transformed into amazing and playful desserts. There’s something for everybody in this book, and every single item you need can be found in the neighborhood supermarket or convenience store.

Playing with your food has never been so exciting—or so easy.

Karen Tack and Alan Richardson have appeared on TV with Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray, and Paula Deen and have been featured many times on NBC’s Today as well as in America’s top magazines.

About The Author:

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 Appétit, 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.

My Review:

I have had a blast checking out this amazing cookbook! The book is very nicely organized and I have immediately been drawn to the holiday section, which includes treats for Autumn, Halloween, and Christmas. I especially loved Hang In There, Cookies (p 206) and The Lighting of the Tree (p. 213) - I plan to make the Tree one for Christmas Day with my In-Law's. 

Each recipe is very easy to follow, with simple ingredients and step by step instructions, suitable for bakers of all ages.

If you are looking for a fun addition to your cookbook collection, or have someone on your Christmas list who would, I highly recommend this book!

I give Cupcakes, Cookies and Pies, Oh My! A huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Cupcakes, Cookies and Pies Oh My at your favorite bookseller from Thomas Allen and Sons

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Thomas Allen and Sons, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the review of this cookbook; sounds very interesting