This is one of those recipe books where you get hungrier and hungrier, the more you flip through the pages. Cupcake Magic by Kate Shirazi may be a small but it's stuffed full of baking goodness.
I'm not a fan or recipes that call for long lists of ingredients, and this book caters exactly to my whim, with a number of "Low-Faff" recipes, designed to make baking cupcakes easier. There is also a selection of "High-Faff" recipes too, for times when you are in the mood to make something extra special. For example, a Bollywood cupcake, covered in rich fondant and embellished with glittering icing flowers.
There's certainly a cupcake for every occasion in the book, with each recipe pictured in mouthwatering detail. Celebrate Valentine's day with a super sexy Bite My Cherry or Cupid Cupcakes. Even just the name of the Carrot Cupcake with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting is enough to send you running for the baking supplies. If you're looking for something a bit different, then this book's savory cupcake selection might suffice, with weird and wonderful combinations like Ricotta & Smoked Salmon or Bacon & Cheese cupcakes.
Once you've gobbled down a plate-full of cupcakes, you even make yourself feel better with the knowledge that a donation will be made to the Battery Hen Welfare Trust from your purchase of the book.
You can pick up a copy of this book from Collins & Brown.
Order a copy for only £6.00. Call 0870 787 1613 and quote reference CH1068