A My Cupcake Addiction Cookbook
From YouTube sensation Elise Strachan of My Cupcake Addiction comes a collection of amazing cakes and desserts for any skill level and any occasion, with tips on presentation and theming.
The creator and host of My Cupcake Addiction-one of the world’s most widely viewed online baking shows-shares her most dazzling and delicious dessert recipes and ingenious entertaining tips so you can throw the perfect party.
Whether you’re putting together a simple treat for a friend or an over-the-top extravaganza, baking cupcakes for the office or planning a trick-or-treat to be remembered, Sweet! Celebrations will be your go-to book in the kitchen. Organised around special occasions throughout the year-from spring parties to Christmas-the book includes Elise’s favourite recipes for a rustic wedding, backyard barbecue celebration, elegant afternoon tea, colourful children’s birthday bash and many more. Get the party started with a centrepiece cake-the Jack O’ Lantern Smash Cake for a wickedly fun Halloween event or the Tree Stump Cake, dressed with flowers, for a magical woodland theme-and build from there. Elise’s easy, innovative drinks, ‘small bakes’ and ‘no bake’ recipes are great for filling out your display and adding extra ‘wow’ factor. You’ll find beautiful double-page photos of each theme party and step-by-step photographs that make decorating these gorgeous cakes easy-even for beginners. Using the same accessible approach that has drawn millions of followers to My Cupcake Addiction, Elise’s cherished recipes for classic cakes, frostings and toppings will make any novice baker feel like a pro.
Elise Strachan has become a household name in the world of sweets, attracting the attention and hearts of millions with her YouTube channel My Cupcake Addiction. Elise shares her passion for baking with her family, friends and an online community that believes, as she does, that life is sweet!
youtube.com/MyCupcakeAddiction – facebook.com/cupcakeaddiction – instagram.com/mycupcakeaddiction – elisestrachan.com
Elise Strachan has become a household name in the world of sweets, attracting the attention and hearts of millions with her YouTube channel My Cupcake Addiction. An Australian who divides her time between the Gold Coast, Los Angeles and New York, Elise’s impressive background as a trained pastry chef, her engaging character and her accessible approach to all things sweet has her globally revered as the ‘People’s Baker’. This animated mother of two shares her passion for baking with her family, friends and community in a way that encompasses the idea that ‘Life is Sweet!’ An avid traveller, Elise also shares her adventures in discovering the world’s most delectable desserts and showing her fans the must-go places to get them.
This is the cake book for all season and special occasions – there is something wonderful here for any special gathering of good friends.
The author provides a section of “classic” recipes – for cupcakes, mud cakes , cake pop dough, vanilla sugar cookies, butter creams, frostings, ganache and a how to of working with chocolate and working with tier and layer cakes – there is everything here to ensure you have a great base for all the recipes in the book. I tried and tested the vanilla sugar cookies- so easy – and tuned out perfectly – and with the aid of the new biscuit/cookie cutters I recently purchased – my effort looked (and tasted) professional! Next to try – vanilla mud cake cupcakes-a favourite.
I loved the themed presentation and respective recipes; not only does Elise Strachan provide you with some eye popping wonderful special occasion cakes, drink and biscuits she also include some ideas for decorations/crafts to complete the spectacular look. I especially like the eye of a tea party – with “Garden Teacup Cakes.” The idea is simple but the execution – stunning! Classic Vanilla Cupcakes with chocolate chips and raspberries topped with white chocolate ganache and edible flowers served inside “op shop” finds of fine decorative china cups…Elsie suggests “You don’t have to have all the cupcakes in teacups; just a few among the display is enough to make this look pop.” (p.93) and pop it does! What a great idea.
There are more great suggestion for Christmas, birthdays, Halloween, spring parties, Valentine’s Day, tea parties…this book has it all covered. This book is a must for all home bakers and cake makers. Luscious!