Review: Cupcake Envy

I’m super excited to bring you the first of three cookbook reviews this week!  Each day, you’ll have a chance to enter to WIN all three books so make sure to come back tomorrow and Friday too!


Today’s book is a cakelette decorating book, Cupcake Envy, by the talented Amy Eilert.  Amy Eilert founded her online shop Cupcake Envy in 2006. Her cakelets have been featured in local and national media outlets such as, Skirt Magazine, Brides Magazine and the Ugly Betty show. She travels throughout the U.S. and Canada teaching classes and judging national cake competitions including That Takes The Cake Sugar Art and Cake Competition and Cakelove 2011 and is also a certified instructor at


Earlier this year, Amy released a new book, Cupcake Envy! Cupcake Envy walks readers and aspiring dessert chefs through techniques and preparations to bake exquisite treats that resemble amazing objects such as stylish party dress, a wicked voodoo doll, an adorable baby bottle and more than two dozen other amazing likenesses that people will buzz about!


These clever single-serving cakelets assume beloved forms that will appeal to all the special people in your life. Amy’s instructions are easy to follow, and readers will easily be able to customize their own creativity to each of the designs.


Even those who don’t have an aptitude for baking, will enjoy decorating these mini cakes. Every cake can be made with a simple box of cake mix and store-bought toppings, giving more time to devote to the fun and creative parts of the process—shaping and decorating the cakes.


Find more about Amy and Cupcake Envy on the web or Facebook! Cupcake Envy is availble in most major bookstores and online at Amazon!


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  1. sara cardiff

    Favorite cookbook? Good ole Betty Crocker!


  2. Hazel

    I love looking at cookbooks and my all time fav is The Baking Bible by Mary Berry.


    1. Betsy Eves

      I have a Baking Bible… but it’s not by Mary Berry!! I love her… Totally going to check it out! 🙂


  3. Amy C.

    I love the Pioneer Woman cookbooks!


  4. kathy d

    I don’t have a favorite I like and cookbook that has a lot of pictures in it


  5. Cassandra

    I don’t actually use it very often anymore, but my favorite cookbook is the one handed down by my gandma – a Betty Crocker that has seen better days, but still sits front and center on my counter.


  6. Kari M

    I use the Cooking Light Annuals more than any other cookbook.


  7. Karen D

    America Wholefoods Cuisine by Nicki & David Goldbeck


  8. Jane Karr

    Just about any cookbook from the New Orleans area – but really really have always loved Julia Child.


  9. Sonia

    My fave book: The Cake Mix Doctor


  10. Stephanie-Oh

    I love Ina Garten’s cookbooks but my go to cookbook is an ancient tome my Mom got me 40 years ago, The Home Ec Teachers Cookbook.


  11. Debbie Caraballo

    I really love any community/church/organization type cookbook. Tried and true recipes from home cooks like me! Thanks, Betsy!


  12. Jan R

    I have lots of cookbooks, I do love Taste of Home.


  13. Lauren

    Right now, my favorite cookbook is Smitten Kitchen.


  14. Marilyn M.

    I have a Pillsbury Cookbook that’s over 25 years old and has every recipe from appetizers to desserts!


  15. Lynne T.

    I love the cookbooks by Gooseberry Patch.


  16. Lauren

    My favorite cookbook is hard to decide, all depends on my mood and what I want to make that day! For main meals, I love Against All Grain & NomNomPaleo. For baking any of the Hello Cupcake books by Alan Richardson and Karen Tack!


  17. Heather

    I love my “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” cookbook!! Ree is awesome!! I also love my Southern Living cookbook! These are staples around my house!


  18. Annie Griffin

    I am in charge of making cupcakes at my office when it is everyone birthday and this book is awesome!


  19. Deb E

    Oh it’s always the latest and greatest cookbook I have and at the moment that is Plant-Powered For Life by Sharon Palmer. Love the cookbooks with recipes and info packed all in one.


  20. Christie

    My hands down favorite cookbook is the one I made when my sister got married of all the family recipes. Best.cookbook.ever! These look pretty awesome, though!


  21. sara cardiff

    Christmas is a special baking holiday. My mom and I bake Toffee bars(her mother’s recipe) and Nanaimo bars(my father’s mother’s recipe). We do this every year.


  22. Kimberly

    Dorie Greenspan Baking – From My Home to Yours, however I just bought the Nordstrom cookbooks, and I think they are competing for first place.


    1. Betsy Eves

      Ohhh I didn’t know Nordy’s made cookbooks. What kind of recipes are they?


  23. Rhonda Anderson

    Christmas with Southern Living 2003


  24. Sherri Boik

    I love my Betty Crocker Cookbook!


  25. Roxana

    Right now I really like my Miss Kay cookbook and David Venable’s cookbook. I can’t say that I have one that I love the most. If I had to pick a favorite it would be having the IPad in the kitchen and Google. lol That’s usually how I look up most recipe ideas. 😉


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