100 Secret Recipes from Candace’s Kitchen is cookbook that will leave your mouth-watering! If you have a sweet tooth like myself, owning this cookbook could be a bad thing. It is packed full of not just cupcake recipes but quick breads, cookies, bars, pies, cakes and other desserts suitable for a number of different occasions.
My oldest daughter and I recognized Candace Nelson right away from the ever popular show on Food Network called Cupcake Wars. Candace is a judge on the show and it’s been a lot of fun listening to her advice, suggestions, and critique along the way. How exciting to own a cookbook now with recipes and creations that she loves. A few of the cupcake recipes like the red velvet, I’ve learned come from her bakery Sprinkles Cupcakes. A neat piece of information about her bakery is that it was first ever of its kind! Way to go! And now we get to learn a few of her secrets for ourselves thanks to this book!
I am loving the pthelora of new and unique flavors included in the recipes. There’s Creme Brulee, Chai Latte, Ginger Lime, and much more. Don’t worry, however, you’ll still find classics too but you gotta appreciate the twist! There is 13 chapters total which are; Pantry & Equipment, Everyday Cupcakes, Fancy Cupcakes, Seasonal Cupcakes, Sprinkles Mash-ups, Cookies, Brownies & Bars, Loaves & Quick Brads, Pies & Tarts, Casual Cakes, Special Occasion Cakes, Birthday Cakes, and Candies, Puddings & Other Sweets.
The book is simple to follow along with. The information is precise and answers really any question you would have about the process, equipment, ingredients needed for all recipes. The full-color photos are a wonderful addition and make choosing a recipe to make easy! I enjoy all the introductions for each dessert from Candace, it just makes each recipe and the whole throughout more personal.
We are excited about whipping up some Nutella Rice Krispy treats, Chococlate Marshmallow Cupcakes, Peanut Butter Pretzel Banana Cake, and Salted Butterscotch Pudding soon! This book will get much use in our household and we feel it would for anyone else that loves to bake too.
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