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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!

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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 DailyCandy.com, 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 CakeCentral.com.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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One person will win a copy of each book I’m reviewing this week!  Come back each day for more enteries and chances!  A winner will be chosen THIS SATURDAY! Simply fill out the widget below every day to add more chances to win!  Open to those with a USA mailing address only.

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Eat More Dessert Book Tour

My sweet friend, Jenny Keller of Jenny Cookies, has a brand new book out… Eat More Dessert: More Than 100 Simple-To-Make & Fun-To-Eat Baked Goods From The Baker To The Stars (Page Street Publishing; April 2014).  Have you seen it yet?  It’s AH-MAH-ZING!

Eat More Dessert by Jenny KellerI met Jenny a few years back in Seattle when she helped out with the Cupcakes Take the Cake 6th Birthday Bash by donating a gorgeous cupcake tower and matching cookies.  And although I’ve moved across the world, we’ve been able to keep in touch through our love of baking and I’m thrilled to be a part of her Eat More Dessert Book Tour!

Eat More Dessert: More Than 100 Simple-To-Make & Fun-To-Eat Baked Goods From The Baker To The Stars (Page Street Publishing; April 2014) by Jenny Keller

Eat More Dessert is filled with the most amazing party dessert tables I’ve ever seen, including this one for a baby shower! I absolutely love the creativity and simplicity used to put these tables together.  And actually… that’s my favorite part about Jenny’s book.

It’s simple.  Beautiful.  And totally do-able for the home baker!

Eat More Dessert: More Than 100 Simple-To-Make & Fun-To-Eat Baked Goods From The Baker To The Stars (Page Street Publishing; April 2014) by Jenny Keller

Jenny includes easy recipes to make her cookies that include box mixes and supplies easily found in grocery stores.  No fancy equipment necessary to recreate these cookies, cakes, cake pops and more!

I am absolutely in love with Jenny’s cookies.  A lot of people use royal icing to decorate their sugar cookies… but not Jenny! She uses a simple recipe for buttercream that includes an ingredient that might surprise you… but I’ll let you get her book to find out what that is! The piped buttercream on Jenny’s cookies create a unique look that is simple and so adorable! LOVE!

Eat More Dessert: More Than 100 Simple-To-Make & Fun-To-Eat Baked Goods From The Baker To The Stars (Page Street Publishing; April 2014) by Jenny KellerIf you haven’t already… order a copy of Eat More Dessert: More Than 100 Simple-To-Make & Fun-To-Eat Baked Goods From The Baker To The Stars (Page Street Publishing; April 2014).  You are really going to love re-creating Jenny’s desserts!

GET YOUR COPY HERE! 

And as a special treat, we’re giving away a copy of Eat More Dessert to one JavaCupcake reader!  Simply fill out the form below to be entered!

 

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11 Baker & Blogger Cookbooks I Love | JavaCupcake.com

11 Baker & Blogger Cookbooks I Love

11 Baker & Blogger Cookbooks I Love | JavaCupcake.com

I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to baking books… I love to collect them! I have a big stack of my favorites displayed on the sideboard in my dining room so I can see and enjoy them every day!

I am so incredibly grateful to know so many bakers and bloggers who have written or are writing a cookbook so I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you!  Enjoy this collection of 11 Baker & Blogger Cookbooks I Love!

Enjoy!

Currently on Bookshelves

The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories & Recipes for America’s Favorite Desserts
by Jessie Oleson Moore (CakeSpy)

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Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!: Deliciously Fun Party Ideas and Recipes from Seattle’s Prize-Winning Cupcake Bakery
by Jennifer Shea (Trophy Cupcakes)

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Bake It in a Cupcake: 50 Treats with a Surprise Inside
by Megan Seling (Bake it in a Cake)

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Gourmet French Macarons: Over 75 Unique Flavors and Festive Shapes (CD Included)
by Mindy Cone (Creative Juice)

Gourmet French Macarons by Mindy Cone

Party Food for Girls: Lovely and Luscious Recipes, Party Ideas, and Styling Tips for Your Next Event
by Mindy Cone (Creative Juice)

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Eat More Dessert
by Jenny Keller (jenny cookies)

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Surprise-Inside Cakes
by Amanda Rettke (i am baker)

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Sally’s Baking Addiction: Irresistible Cookies, Cupcakes, and Desserts for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix
by Sally McKenney (Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Sally's Baking Addiction: Irresistible Cookies, Cupcakes, and Desserts for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix

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Smart Cookie: Transform Store-Bought Cookies Into Amazing Treats
by Christi Johnstone (Love from the Oven)

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Dessert Mashups: Tasty Two-in-One Treats Including Sconuts, S’morescake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie and Many More
by Dorothy Kern (Crazy for Crust)

Crazy for Crust

The Biscoff Cookie and Spread Cookbook: Irresistible Cupcakes, Cookies, Confections, and More
by Katrina Bahl (In Katrina’s Kitchen)

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