Thursday, October 7, 2010
The Icing On The Cupcake By Jennifer Ross
About The Book:
The Icing on the Cupcake, is a multi-generational story about a young Texan woman named Ansley, who builds a new life for herself after a broken engagement by opening a cupcake shop in New York City. Ross was inspired by her life-long passion for baking, which she develop in her own grandmother’s kitchen. There she not only learned the tricks of a master baker, she uncovered its true meaning; Baking is love, intelligence and freedom. Try out Ansley’s brilliant cupcake recipes and baking tips throughout her story.
This is a charming story, with a few turns along the way that were unexpected and, for me, a little hard to follow. Overall, though, I enjoyed this story and meeting it's heroine, Ansley. She's quite a woman. She practically gets dumped by her fiance one day and opens her own business the next, a cupcake bakery. A little unrealistic but, hey, this is fiction! It's funny, well paced, and Ansley's character is both amusing and exasperating. The ending isn't of the Happy-Ever-After variety, which in some ways makes it refreshing.
One very big plus are all the yummy recipes at the end of each chapter. My favorite cupcake recipe is on page 234, 'The Devil Made Me Do It And I Liked It.' Chocolate...need I say more.