Friday, May 25, 2012
Feature Fridays:Cupcakes Magazine (Better Homes and Gardens)
Better Homes and Gardens periodically has special magazines throughout the year and I was lucky enough to come across this magazine earlier this week. While in the exchange I came upon this cupcake magazine and I loved everything about it from the bright pictures to the featured bloggers. There are cupcakes for every occasion in this magazine ranging from weddings to showers. You can already see the variety of cupcakes that adorn the cover ranging from elegant to fun and creative. There is a cupcake for everyone in this magazine.
The pages of the magazine have beautiful pictures of the cupcakes that are featured along with the recipes to match. The pineapple carrot cupcake is the perfect cupcake for fall. It's like a spice cupcake with the sweetness of pineapple throughout. Since my husband is a big fan of pineapples I'm sure that he will love this cupcake. The Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake would be great to bake as gifts or for a holiday party around Christmas. I like how the background in the picture is dark so the peppermints can stand out.
If you've ever had a question about how to make a specific icing then this magazine is the answer to your questions. A page features the different type of icings and how to make each one. Cream Cheese Icing has got to be my favorite icing. It tastes so good and goes with most cake and cupcakes that are baked. It is a versatile type of icing and will be sure to be a crowd pleasure with any occasion. What is your favorite type of icing and why?
Bloggers are even featured in this magazine. Rachel and Nichelle from http://www.cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com are featured. They talk about their blog and even share a cupcake recipe with us that features fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. This cupcake screams Summer and 4th of July picnics.
Last, but not least I love how this magazine has how to's throughout it on how to do really creative decorations on some of the cupcakes that are featured. This how to is showing you how to make butterfly wings out of pretzels and candy coating. It's a simple way to add color and creativity to any cupcake.
Any baker would enjoy this magazine and I hope that you will go and take a look at it in the magazine sections of your stores. Have a blessed and safe memorial day weekend and I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savor the Baking,