Super Duper Cupcakes

superdupercupcakesCupcakes are the hottest dessert today—and these treats from cupcake entrepreneur Elaine Cohen are super-duper delicious and gorgeous, too! They come in yummy chocolate or luscious vanilla, topped with candy, or dyed and decorated with dazzling designs. Best of all, thanks to big, beautiful photos and how-to illustrations, every cupcake-loving kid can make them, either from scratch or starting with store-bought pastries and mixes. So why buy…when it’s easy to bake and decorate your own?

This book makes me feel like I can actually do this!  The directions are written well and super easy to follow.  I love that they literally are step by step.  They aren’t including any weird ingredients that you won’t be able at your local grocery store.  There are ton of pictures too, so you can easily replicate these cupcake ideas.

If you want to decorate your own cupcakes but are scared, you need to get your hands on Super Duper Cupcakes!  It is a must have cookbook if you want to do your own decorating!

Grace’s Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta to Torte, Pizzelle, and Struffoli

As many of you know, I have a bit of a sweet tooth. That’s why I was happy to review Grace’s Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta to Torte, Pizzelle, and Struffoli.

This cookbook is full of mouthwatering recipes.  I personally was super excited to find a Tiramisu recipe. (That is one of my favorite desserts.)  There are over 50 photos in this book, so you can see what the desserts are suppose to look like.  The chapters also make easy to find what you need like Pies and Tarts and Cakes and Cheesecakes.  Bill would like me to make almost all the cheesecake recipes in here! (Bill’s favorite dessert is cheesecake).  The only thing difficult about this book is deciding what recipe to make from it!  The recipes are written so every experience level can follow them.

If you want a great dessert cookbook, I recommend checking out Grace’s Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta to Torte, Pizzelle, and Struffoli.

Sweets on a Stick

If you have kids, Sweets on a Stick: More than 150 Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cakes, Candies, and Pies on the Go! is one of those cookbooks you have to own. Like the title states, this is the only cookbook out there that tells you how to make treats that are convenient, eye catching, and easy to make. There is a section for cakes, for cookies, for brownies, for pies, and even for candies! Many of the recipes are easy enough that the kids can help make and decorate everything. There are a ton of great photos and each recipe has its own step by step instructions to make. There are just so many recipes I want to try for Madison’s schools next bake sale! Do you go with the Peanut Butter Bliss Bites or the Pirate Pie Pops or the Dressed Up Oreo Cookies or the Big Button Cookies. There is just so much to pick from!!

Sweets on a Stick is guaranteed fun for the whole family!