Cupcake MagicBook - 2008
Kate Shirazi makes beautiful and irreverently decorated cupcakes with eggs from her own free-range flock of (battery rescue) hens - they are cupcakes with both conscience and attitude.
Combining a no-nonsense approach to cooking and an insatiable appetite for cake, here is a collection of delicious new recipes and fun designs for cupcakes. A lively, colourful book packed with baking tips, captivating new cake designs, modern photography and delightful illustrations, it is split into low-faff, middling-faff and high-faff recipes, with ideas for both sweet and savoury, children's and adult's, seasonal and special occasion designs.
Importantly, there is also a section devoted to ingredients and equipment and not to forget the author's hens and the significance of using free-range eggs.
The author writes in such an informal style, and with such enthusiasm and humour, that the reader is borne along on her passion for cupcakes!