Trophy Cupcakes & Parties!: Deliciously Fun Party Ideas and Recipes from Seattle's Prize-Winning Cupcake Bakery
Seattle's preferred cupcake pastry shop, Trophy Cupcakes and Party, is worshiped for its delicious cupcakes and enchanting take home gifts. It's likewise the go-to put for anybody hoping to toss a wonderful festival, and now their plans and gathering insider facts are yours in this basic guide for each event - from luxury soirées like a shining commitment festivity, or an intriguing Moroccan-themed slam, to cunning children's gatherings, for example, a bicycle march and cookout, or a woodland pixie casual get-together. Inside are plans for Trophy's most valued flavor- - red velvet!- - just as their mainstream ordinary flavors like salted caramel and triple chocolate, and remarkable ones, for example, piña colada, and a sans gluten orange almond rose. You'll additionally get the nuts and bolts on the best way to concoct party topics, make DIY makes, just as embellishing and engaging thoughts, and insider heating and icing tips, all from Trophy originator Jennifer Shea.
About the Author
A life-long baker and party-maker, Jennifer Shea founded Seattle's Trophy Cupcakes and Party in 2007. Her passion for creating dreamy, decadent cupcakes has made Trophy the city's favorite cupcake bakery. In 2012, Seattle magazine named Shea #21 in "The Top 70 Power Players of the Seattle Food World." She lives in Seattle with her family, and loves to make every day feel like a party.
I am so glad I bought this book. I'm pretty much obsessed with cupcakes, and must have tried dozens upon dozens of recipes. However, I am also a perfectionist, and if I don't feel like a recipe is perfect, I move onto the next. I'm pretty impossible to please. However, I have made three cupcakes and two buttercreams from this book so far, and they have all been truly incredible, and yes, perfect as far as I'm concerned! Her chocolate cupcake is the perfect balance of moisteness and structure, her coconut cupcake is out of this world (make it with her Raspberry Buttercream as she suggests in one of her variations and you will be in cupcake heaven)!!! The vanilla buttercream is the best I've ever had, and I've had a LOT. It's just sweet enough. The only thing I felt wasn't perfect was her vanilla cupcake...don't get me wrong the texture and moisture level was perfect. It was just a little too sweet. I'm happy to report that reducing the sugar by a good 1/4 cup was a great solution, and now I can't imagine ever using another vanilla cupcake recipe. Trust me, if you think you'll make cupcakes even occasionally, you NEED this book. All the great party tips are just icing on the cupcake. -Carrie Guarjardo
I absolutely adore this book! I received a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer for Christmas and, as a beginner baker, needed an easy to follow recipe book. The author does a great job of giving detailed instructions and baking tips. For example, I didn't realize that I have been over baking my cupcakes in the past. I lowered the oven temperature by 25 degrees (since I have a dark cupcake tin) and now my cupcakes come out light and fluffy. Every recipe I have tried from this book has been delicious and received rave reviews from family and friends. I haven't spent much time looking at the party themes, but all the cupcakes and frostings have been wonderful. -Casey
I was looking for a party planning book and I love making cupcakes. This book does not disappoint. The pictures are gorgeous and the recipes delicious. So far I have made five of Jennifer's cupcake recipes: Red Velvet, Strawberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Lemonade, Salted Caramel and, tonight, Nutella Chocolate. All of them are delicious. I also used the book to help plan a themed party for my daughters and it went off beautifully with lots of compliments on the decor. I cannot recommend this book enough. -Naomi