Hello…I Made These!

This cupcake cookbook boasts “irresistibly playful creations anyone can make.”  Yeah, right.  Every perfect treat in Hello,Cupcake! made me doubt this claim. Then I spied the simple ingredients and supplies for cupcake petits fours.  So I went for it.  I grabbed a cake mix and some frosting at the grocery store and pulled out the food coloring and Ziploc bags I already had at home.  And guess what?  They turned out just like the picture!

Hello, cupcake! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, 2008

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Karen Tack and Alan Richardson are the creators of this and other cupcake books.  Tack is called the “cake whisperer,” Richardson the “McGyver of  candy.” Their ideas look professional, but only require common kitchen tools and everyday candy and snacks.

Both girls and boys check out these colorful books at our library.  They love the photos and fun ideas. But nine times out of ten, they never make anything from the book.  So here’s my suggestion for the perfect gift for the young ones in your life.  Get them this book and promise to make one of the recipes together.  That would be a present they’d never forget.


BONUS BIT:  Here’s how I made the cupcake petits fours: