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Make It Easy, Cupcake!

Make It Easy, Cupcake!

Fabulously Fun Creations in 4 Simple Steps

Karen Tack and Alan Richardson

St. Martin's Griffin

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From the bestselling authors of Hello, Cupcake! and Cake My Day! comes a collection of brand new, completely irresistible cupcake designs—all of which can be made in just 4 steps!

Let Karen Tack and Alan Richardson show you how to make the most inventive cupcakes—for any imaginable occasion—using easy, everyday ingredients (and tools) from your own pantry or grocery store. The 100+ recipes in Make it Easy, Cupcake will allow you to transform marshmallows into blooming daffodils and wafer cookies into airplane wings, use jelly beans for dragonflies and chocolate cookies as bat wings, and countless other ideas for creative cupcake confections. . .all in four easy steps.

Start with a batch of plain cupcakes (made from scratch or store-bought) and follow the authors' illustrated instructions for decoration. Each recipe includes a complete list of ingredients and simple HOW-TOs along with color photos illustrating each step. From baby buggies to hot-air balloons, gingerbread men to the Loch Ness Monster, this is the go-to resource for the most creative, crowd-pleasing cupcakes ideas of all time. Enjoy!

Praise for Make It Easy, Cupcake!

"Readers will delight in creating adorable droids with Mallomar heads, swans with marshmallow bodies, and eye-catching skeletons with candy-coated pretzel bones. With more than 100 cupcake creations, ranging from baby buggies to champagne cocktails, this innovative book provides decorative dessert ideas for a myriad of occasions. Complete with a list of cake-decorating suppliers and candy sources, this is an excellent guide for bakers of all levels who have a passion for creative baking." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Karen and Alan CRUSHED the cupcake game yet again! All the same whim and wit, but in straightforward simplification that is literally a piece of cake! Channeling the same childhood spirit of giggle and goof, Karen and Alan deliver an end game that proves you and any of your cupcake decorating team, are every bit the pro. Fun to decorate, a joy to relish in and a delight to eat. A perfect formula, if you ask me!" —Christina Tosi, chef and founder Momofuku Milk Bar

"I am proud to say I own every book Karen Tack and Alan Richardson have created and I am so excited this new delicious one has arrived!" —Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar

"Make it Easy, Cupcake is stamped with Karen and Alan's boundless imagination, spunk and humor. That each adorably illustrated creation has only 4 steps is a bonus, like a double-dip of sparkly sprinkles on a frosted cupcake."—Dorie Greenspan, James Beard award-winning author of Dorie's Cookies

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"Readers will delight in creating adorable droids with Mallomar heads, swans with marshmallow bodies, and eye-catching skeletons with candy-coated pretzel bones. With more than 100 cupcake creations, ranging from baby buggies to champagne cocktails, this innovative book provides decorative dessert ideas for a myriad of occasions. Complete with a list of cake-decorating suppliers and candy sources, this is an excellent guide for bakers of all levels who have a passion for creative baking." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Karen and Alan CRUSHED the cupcake game yet again! All the same whim and wit, but in straightforward simplification that is literally a piece of cake! Channeling the same childhood spirit of giggle and goof, Karen and Alan deliver an end game that proves you and any of your cupcake decorating team, are every bit the pro. Fun to decorate, a joy to relish in and a delight to eat. A perfect formula, if you ask me!" —Christina Tosi, chef and founder Momofuku Milk Bar

"I am proud to say I own every book Karen Tack and Alan Richardson have created and I am so excited this new delicious one has arrived!" —Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar

"Make it Easy, Cupcake is stamped with Karen and Alan's boundless imagination, spunk and humor. That each adorably illustrated creation has only 4 steps is a bonus, like a double-dip of sparkly sprinkles on a frosted cupcake."—Dorie Greenspan, James Beard award-winning author of Dorie's Cookies

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Karen Tack and Alan Richardson

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.

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