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!

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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:

9 thoughts on “Hello…I Made These!

  • October 11, 2016 at 7:08 pm
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    Great suggestion! Going to try this with my daughter and granddaughter!

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    • October 11, 2016 at 7:56 pm
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      I’m excited for you and them. I’d love to see a picture of the cupcakes y’all make.

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  • October 11, 2016 at 7:43 pm
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    They look yummy and great! You’re such a great baker Lucy and you seem to enjoy it. Is photo #8 your photo or the photo from the book? You did say yours “turned out just like the picture.” I want to see the “picture.” Lol!

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    • October 11, 2016 at 8:01 pm
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      Yes, picture #8 is of my cupcakes. You can see the book’s picture of these cupcakes in the background of pictures #3 and #4. They were really yummy.

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  • October 11, 2016 at 7:47 pm
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    Yum!!! I hope it tastes as good as your quiche. 🙂

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    • October 11, 2016 at 9:09 pm
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      They were quite tasty, but it was a cake mix so I can’t take full credit.

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  • November 11, 2016 at 10:53 am
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    These would be so pretty on the Easter buffet

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  • November 11, 2016 at 10:55 am
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    These would be so pretty on the Easter buffet

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    • December 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm
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      Yes, especially with the pastel colors.

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