Cupcakes are hard to resist. Those tasty bits of cake with frosting and colorful little sprinkles on top seem to beckon with their cheery, sweet goodness. As a Mom, I almost always have them on my to do list for a party or a bake sale. Sometimes I bake the quickest thing I can manage, but it’s way more fun to get creative and bring something no one expects. I’m constantly on the lookout for new and creative ways to decorate, and now there’s a great new book from the authors of Hello, Cupcake! that provides a whole bunch of ideas that will keep me happily experimenting for months.
I particularly liked the recipes for cake pops. It can be a challenge bringing a whole cake to events where cutting and serving is not simple and guests have to juggle plates. Cake pops take care of the problem by serving a beautifully decorated piece of cake right on a fork. I’m thinking the Emotipops, with all sorts of emoticons on brightly frosted circles of cake, are going to be next on my to-bake list.