The Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cupcakes

The Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cupcakes

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Spectacular cupcake recipes made from scratch or with a mix

Get ready for adorably decorated and deliciously flavored cupcakes made easy! Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cupcakes features 175 delightful cupcakes, all using new and fun decorating ideas anyone can master and simple ingredients available anywhere. And as a unique feature, almost every cupcake can be made from scratch or with a mix: You decide which method to follow.

Recipes include kids' party favorites like Double Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cupcakes, as well as sophisticated flavors like Mocha-Caramel Cappuccino Cupcakes. You'll find:

  • More than 175 cupcakes, with a tantalizing full-color photograph of every cupcake, plus helpful how-to photos showing easy decorating techniques
  • A special Kids' Party Cupcakes chapter with decorated treats like Puffer Fish Cupcakes, Monster Truck Cupcake Pull-Aparts and Campfire S'Mores Cupcakes
  • Dazzling Holiday and Special-Occasion Cupcakes chapters including fanciful creations like Easter Egg Baskets, Almond-Filled White Christmas Cupcakes and Molten Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Perfect for bake sales, birthdays, holiday parties or just an everyday treat, Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cupcakes is one book that really takes the cake.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470906729
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Series: Betty Crocker Big Book Series , #1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 215,291
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

With more than 63 million cookbooks sold since 1950, Betty Crocker  is the name readers trust for reliable recipes and great ideas. For over 75 years, Betty Crocker has provided advice to millions of Americans through cookbooks, magazines and television.

Table of Contents

All About Cupcakes.

Baking Cupcakes.

Frosting and Decorating Cupcakes.

Storing and Toting Cupcakes.

Metric Conversion Guide.


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Betty Crocker the Big Book of Cupcakes 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Books_And_Chocolate More than 1 year ago
I love this cookbook! I've seen other cupcake books that have a few good decorating ideas mixed in with mediocre ones, or that have a lot of cute ideas but don't offer new flavors beyond the basic vanilla, yellow, or chocolate cake mixes. This one is abundant in both inspiration for decorating and a variety of flavors. Just about every recipe is accompanied by a beautiful color photograph to inspire creativity. The book starts with four basic cake recipes including white, chocolate, yellow, and lemon, plus five base icing recipes. These all serve as the base for creating dozens of flavors and textures for cupcakes that are anything but ordinary. I made the chocolate chip cheesecake swirl cupcakes (p. 44) and my family enjoyed them. I used a boxed devil's food cake mix instead of the recipe in the book. Other flavored cupcakes I will try include Gingerbread with Cream Cheese Icing, Key Lime, Eggnog Poppyseed, Cookies 'n Cream, Butterscotch with Salty Caramel icing, Lemon-Blueberry, and Mocha Caramel Cappuccino. The Apple-Fig Bread Pudding Cupcakes with Maple Sauce also caught my eye. So did the Strawberry Colada Cupcakes. I could go on and on. There are wonderful ideas for just about every holiday and occasion including children's birthdays, cupcakes baked in ice cream cones, floral themes, weddings and showers, and animal themes that are adorable. The lamb cupcake shown on the cover is perfect for Easter, as is another one inside the book featuring a bunny with marshmallow ears. Anyone who loves cupcakes and enjoys decorating them will absolutely be inspired by this book!
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
Big Book of Cupcakes is a great resource for making cupcakes in cute, clever and classic ways. It's a thick book filled with more than 175 recipes with photos for each one. And, if you don't bake much from scratch, you'll be pleased to know that every recipe also explains how to create it from a boxed cake mix. The Big Book of Cupcakes gives the background on cupcakes whose popularity started with children's parties, progressing to the current ones which are clearly designed for adult palates, with flavors like Mango Jalapeno. Four basic cake recipes and five frosting recipes are included as a jumping-off point for the cupcakes in the book and they even teach you how to frost cupcakes to get different effects. I loved the idea of mixing yogurt with whipped topping for frosting or topping frosted cupcakes with tiny, cute cookies or candies. Betty Crocker Big Book of Cupcakes also includes recipes by six baking bloggers who each contributed excellent cupcake suggestions. The Simply Delicious chapter offers a range of scrumptious cupcakes -- from classics like Red Velvet (with marshmallow buttercream) to the more current flavors like Orange Soda, or Ginger and Peach. Bake Sale Favorites include Root Beer Float cupcakes, baked in ice cream cones and topped with straws, and Watermelon Slice cupcakes, plus many more best-sellers for your next bake sale. There are lots of fun ideas in the Kid's Party area, like Mini Cupcake Banana Splits or the adorable Campfire S'mores cupcakes, which have toasted mini-marshmallows on pretzel sticks cooking over a red and yellow hard candy "fire". The Soft Pink Bunny cupcake and 4th of July Fireworks Towers are a couple of the treats in the Holiday area. There are so many gorgeous ideas, including the Hanukkah dreidels made from caramels and kisses, and the wreath made of poinsettia topped cupcakes. My favorite holiday idea was the Gingerbread Train made out of regular and mini cupcakes. There are also cupcakes for Special Occasions, with delights like Tres Leches cupcakes or a cupcake that look like a delicious cup of hot chocolate with a pretzel handle and marshmallows on top. The recipes in the Big Book of Cupcakes are all beautiful, yet are actually very do-able, using easily accessed ingredients and simple techniques.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cupcake cookbook is a great tool for enthusiasts and bakers. Unlike other books, there are four basic recipes on which all other flavors are based. This makes it very easy to use a boxed mix if you're in a pinch, or want to experiment without using a lot of raw ingredients. The frostings are also based on two or three basics. The variety of flavors and decorating ideas make this book useful and fun. Flavors range from traditional (red velvet, butter pecan) to exotic (spicy dark chocolate, Fat Elvis). There is a recipe and decorating idea for every occasion, and basic decorating instructions are found in with the basic frosting recipes. I highly recommend Betty Crocker's "The Big Book of Cupcakes."
Stephay More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! I made a few of the recipes so far and they are very easy to follow as well as very delicious! I recommend this to anyone who likes to bake, likes cupcakes, or is looking for an easier treat cookbook!
FamillePayette More than 1 year ago
As a fan of cupcakes, my sister was amazed to get this book as a gift. It has been two weeks now and she has already tried a few recipes which she enjoyed. Everybody thought the results were wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For starters i just have to say this book is awesoe! I started out with this book barley even knowing how to bake but now i am an expert! This book has inspired me to grow up and become a cupcake baker. And the great thing is this book has so many recipes that i could base it off of this book. Because this book has so many flavors from chocolate chessecake swirl to mango juielpino. So love and prasie to THE BIG BOOK OF CUPCAKES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book sooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have made several recipes from this book and have never once gotten a complaint. Well written and very understandable. I would personally recommend making the Snickerdoodle Cupcakes! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To all those wonderful readers out there, please read this great book. Do not give this book bad looks and reviews because you can't cook. I could not cook but I gave it a chance and I bake beautifuly now. This book is a nice and easy way to learn how to cook. Go cupcakes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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ChickT More than 1 year ago
Great so far
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