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Saturday, June 11, 2011

cookbook review: Zombie Cupcakes by Zilly Rosen

Author: Zilly Rosen
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Soft Cover : 80 Pages
Photos: Yes

Chapters/Sections: Introduction, Basic Recipes, Zombie bits & pieces , An individual section for each of 16 unique Zombie Cupcakes, Index

Fun Features: The section on making Zombie Bits & Pieces explains how to make the fun little extras for the tops of the cakes or to scatter across the table as decoration or however you'd like to use them.  It includes maggots, teeth, gravestones & crosses, flies, rats, knives, baseball bats, crowbars, and shovels.  Totally creepy!!  Plus, the Basic Recipes section highlights icing, frosting, piping gels, fondants and more.  It's not just about the zombies.

(a few of the) Recipes Destined for my Kitchen:  Zombies Rising (Mud Cupcakes), On the Loose (Applesauce & Caramel Cupcakes), Eye Poppers (Almond Cupcakes), Brain Food (Honey Cupcakes)

My Thoughts/Review:  This cookbook is totally fun and completely detailed.  It's a Halloween/Autumn Season essential weapon...imagine the parties you'd throw (or crash) with these irresistible little cakes that are dripping with blood, brains, eyeballs, and body parts!  But the greatest thing about this book is that author Zilly Rosen (aka "Cake Lady") really knows her stuff.  Zillycakes, her bakery in Buffalo, NY is testament to her talent. Not only are the cupcakes fun and creepy and irresistible to look at, they also sound delicious.  Each one in this book has a different flavor profile/base from White Velvet to Almond to Gingerbread to Key Lime.  And each has a different frosting or icing from Royal Icing to Italian Meringue Buttercream to Chocolate Ganache.  This book is a can't-miss for all of you Halloween-lovers, Horror-movie aficionados, or fun-lovers out there!

*I received a free copy of this book to review from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions stated in this post are 100% mine.
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  1. weird confession, hubby and I are obessed with I would love this book, perfect for our halloween parties! thanks for sharing


    love the "sopa de letras"

  2. What a fun cookbook! I'm sure to get ideas for my bento boxes. I just wish I could bake! ;D

  3. This is probably the most fun cookbook I've ever seen in my life! I can't wait to see what cupcakes you make from it!

  4. Hey...I am definitely GETTING THIS BOOK!! Leave it to you to get me going on things again...

  5. Halloween is our favorite time of year and this book looks like so much fun. All the cupcake flavors sound great, but the white velvet sounds especially interesting.

  6. My cousin Claire bought this for me. It is gross, but in a good way!

  7. I love making spooky cupcakes for whatever children I have around at Halloween. Not only are they real fun to make, they usually have a lot of decorations which children usually love. And I've seen more than one grown up stealing one or two..