Bake It in a Cupcake: 50 Treats with a Surprise Inside
by Megan Seling
‘Bake It in a Cupcake’ takes the cupcake craze to the next level, operating on the logical assumption that the only thing better than a delicious cupcake is one with a sweet or savory treat—mini pie, fruit, chocolate kiss, breakfast cereal, baklava, cheese, even egg—hidden inside it. As the saying goes, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Based on Megan Seling's popular blog Bake it in a Cake (www.bakeitinacake.com), ‘Bake It in a Cupcake’ includes 50 recipes with clear, step-by-step instructions for each recipe so that even the most inexperienced bakers can create mouthwatering cakes. In addition, many recipes are accompanied by a beautiful photograph that looks good enough to eat.
This book offers a variety of irresistible recipes including Lemon Bar Vanilla Cupcakes with Fresh Raspberry Frosting. Cherry Pie Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting. Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting, Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Brownie Bites with Salted Caramel Frosting, and Egg-Filled Croissant Cups with Swiss Cheese and Chives.
About the author
Megan Seling is a writer and baking enthusiast. Although she grew up in a family that loved making pies, cookies, and cakes—her great-grandma was known as the neighborhood "Cookie Lady"—Megan's own youthful kitchen exploits usually involved doctoring up boxed cake mixes or eating frosting straight out of the can.
In the winter of 2005, Megan accepted a friend's dare and attempted to bake all 116 cookie recipes in Martha Stewart's Holiday Cookies magazine. Megan made eighty different batches of cookies that winter, and the project sparked a sincere interest in baking. Since then she's happily spent many hours in the kitchen, using the same KitchenAid mixer that got her through the "Cookie Challenge," and has mixed, measured, and burned her fingers while inventing her own delicious baked goods for co-workers, family, and friends ("This is the best cupcake ever!" is a statement she's heard several times over).
Megan has worked at The Stranger, a weekly paper in Seattle , for over ten years, writing about music, food, and movies, and she also hosts a weekly local music radio show on KNDD 107.7 the End. She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and cat.