A cupcake, robot, bunny, and unicorn all agree: you should buy The Sweetapolita Bakebook: 75 Fanciful Cakes, Cookies & More to Make & Decorate.
Let me explain.
A few weeks ago, a package arrived in the mail. It was addressed as follows: "to Cuppie the cupcake and his friends robot, bunny, and unicorn, and CakeSpy is under no circumstances allowed to peek".
Ouch, that hurt. Usually the review copies come to me! But I let the cupcake and his friends have the package, and I could see from across the room the book looked like this.
Why would they keep it from me? It looked like my dream book.
A couple of weeks later, I was contacted by the publishing PR company, asking if I wanted to be part of the author, Rosie Alyea's, blog hop, which includes tons of awesome prizes.
Hey! What about the strange address on the package?
Turns out, Cuppie had done that so he could have the book all to himself (and, you know, to share with his illustrated buddies).
Happily, at this point, Cuppie and friends shared, indicating that the book had reached the highest possible level of approval in the illustrated world:
So I decided that for my entry in the blog hop, instead of making a recipe, I would ask all of the characters what they liked best from the book.
What CakeSpy characters like best from the Sweetapolita Bakebook:
Cuppie, who decided to channel Rosie with his apron (let's just not go into the cross dressing aspect of this, OK?), simply loves the rainbow and sprinkle cake, which is composed of multicolored cake layers frosted with blue buttercream and completely smothered in sprinkles.
Robot, who you would think would like the robot pop rocks truffles best, did indeed enjoy those--but his first recipe to bake from the book will definitely be the pink cherry party cupcakes.
Bunny loves the Coney Island Cheesecake. It's sort of like Funfetti plus a rainbow meet cheesecake. How could you not love it?
You really shouldn't be surprised that Sprinkle the unicorn likes the sky cake on page . Especially the topper, which features a rainbow that reminds Sprinkle of the place he was born.
Sprinkle the unicorn's pick:
This gives you a glimpse of the book, but by no means the full scale. You simply must buy it!
Which recipe are you most excited about?