This is a best-selling masterclass on how to make simple, stylish little cakes that bring joy to children and adults alike. Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas concentrate on the basics with separate chapters on how to make different sponge recipes, how to ice a cupcake properly, using decorations - as well as exploring seasonal and special occasions. More and more people are opting for cupcakes for their wedding cake, and so this is covered in detail, as well as ideas for birthdays, festive and summery variations. From Halloween-inspired Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Icing to seductive White Amaretto Cupcakes decorated with sweet pea flowers, Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery shows you how to make utterly delicious cupcakes with a sophisticated twist.
Martha and Lisa founded Primrose Bakery in 2004 and started out supplying to their local deli Melrose & Morgan. The business grew to meet the rising demand and they now supply Selfridges food hall, Fortnum and Mason, Tom's deli in Notting Hill and Fresh and Wild, as well as an ever-expanding private client list, which has included Paul Smith, Kate Moss and Elton John. In autumn 08 they opened a Primrose Bakery in Covent Garden.www.primrosebakery.org.uk