cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans

9 Jun

Today is my 4th wedding anniversary. And while my hubby and I did spend a fabulous weekend away together (Seattle, sun, a Canucks win and Bono, could it get more perfect?!?!?) we made sure to celebrate a little today as well.

So when I awoke this morning, there was a thoughtful card with a personal message lying on my counter on top of my anniversary gift. We had stopped in to Tiffany’s while in Seattle, but that would just be asking too much, right?

Instead there was a Cupcake cookbook. Just as wonderful!! As I work my way through this new adventure of all things cupcakes, I greatly desire to learn all I can from those who’ve come before in the art of making the perfect cupcake. As I learn, I promise to share all my secrets with you 😉

So my first teacher will be Elinor Klivans, a grandmother, author, food writer and cupcake enthusiast. Her book is filled with simple, creative and delicious recipes from straight forward Butter Cake Cupcakes with Sticky Fudge Frosting (her first cupcake memory) to exotic Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes and mouth-watering Gingerbread Cupcakes with Lemon Filling!!

The gorgeously decadent photography by France Ruffenach are enough to inspire anyone to make a beeline to the kitchen to get some eggs beating and icing sugar shifting.

Her approach is to remain simple and yet whimsical and elegant. A combination that is sure to meet all of my cupcake baking needs. My recipe attempts and pictures are soon to follow.

Thanks babe for supporting my cupcake ambitions!! Here’s to another sixty-four cupcake filled years 😉

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3 Responses to “cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans”

  1. Kristen June 12, 2011 at 4:03 am #

    Happy Anniversary! We just had our 8th!! WOW! What a great gift! I went to a wedding today and the centerpeices at the reception were…. CUPCAKES!! In a pot and iced like roses!! The possibilities are endless!!!!

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